Worried about getting scammed? New book tells you what precautions to take

For the past few years, a handful of glamorous, high-rolling scam artists who conned their way into elite society — making hundreds of thousands, millions, or even billions of dollars along the way — have captivated American media.

But that’s not how most people get scammed, according to an article by Rebecca Jennings on […]

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Medicare Advantage Plans adding benefits for 2020

If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan or thinking about joining one, you may be entitled to some new services, especially if you’re one of the 73 percent of MA members who have chronic health conditions, according to AARP.

Beginning in 2020, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will have the option of covering things that […]

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She knows your rights: Berea woman is awarded for outstanding service

Susan McCray of Berea recently received the Bernie Vonderheide Ombudsman Award for Outstanding Service from the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass (NHOA).

“Susan has been an advocate for thousands of residents in the 20 years she has been with NHOA,” Bluegrass District Ombudsman Denise Wells said. “She embodies the Ombudsman ideal of […]

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Ninth annual Markesbery aging symposium announces speaker

Dr. Laura D. Baker, associate professor of internal medicine, neurology and public health sciences at Wake Forest University, will speak at this year’s free Community Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia.

Sponsored by the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday Nov. 2 at […]

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Let’s go holiday shopping

The Lexington Senior Center is planning a trip for those who want to start their holiday shopping.

A van will take shoppers to the The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, an outdoor shopping venue on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

The trip costs $15 and will include transportation leaving at 9 a.m. from the Lexington Senior […]

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Remain socially active at the Memory Cafe

The Memory Café is a monthly social group comprised of people with memory loss and their loved one(s). The next scheduled cafe is Monday, Oct. 14.

Its mission is to provide a safe, comfortable, engaging environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can laugh, learn and remain socially engaged with others […]

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Here’s why getting a flu shot is a good idea

Influenza, or the “flu,” is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus that infects the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs.

Although symptoms in some people are mild, the flu can cause severe illness, and even death.

Older adults bear the greatest burden from the flu, according to healthinaging.org.

Compared to younger people, […]

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October forum programs topics: a female president, a minister who’s a legislator and oral history

The Donovan Forum Series, sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kentucky, has announced its October programming.

Sessions take place from 2-3 p.m. on Thursdays at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane.

Light refreshments are served the first Thursday of each month at 1:45 p.m.

October’s sessions include:

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