Who gets your stimulus check if you’re in a nursing home?

The $1,200 stimulus payments sent to Medicaid recipients living in nursing homes belong to the recipients, not the nursing homes, according to a recent AARP story. The same is true for such payments provided to Medicaid recipients in assisted living facilities. Make no mistake: These facilities may ask Medicaid beneficiaries to hand over stimulus payments, [...]

A list of ways to celebrate Older Americans Month

Around the nation, older adults make their marks every day as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors, and advocates. They offer their time, talents, and experience to the benefit of our communities. For 57 years, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been a special time to recognize these contributions. Led by the Administration for Community Living [...]

Even if you’re stuck at home, it’s important to keep moving

It’s vital to stay active during these self-isolating times when our favorite gym or workout center is closed. Here are a few suggested from our friends at the Lexington Senior Center of a seated workout for you. Make good choices. Be sure your exercise area is safe and free of trip hazards. Exercise should not [...]

What good is the coronavirus doing? It’s boosting relationships.

Back in January or February you may have thought that “liking” someone’s Facebook post qualified as catching up with a friend. But if you’ve been self-isolating at home since March because of the coronavirus pandemic, you’ve probably upgraded to phone calls and video chats. A recent story on NextAvenue.org written by Lisa Fields, says this [...]

Seniors are encourage to vote by mail for June 23 primary election

Kentucky's primary election day is June 23. But, the coronavirus is still making it unsafe to go to the polls. So, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed an order recently allowing Kentucky residents to vote by mail in the upcoming primary election. Seniors - one of the at-risk groups of the coronavirus - are encouraged to [...]

Alzheimer support groups are still meeting. Here’s how to find them.

The Alzheimer’s Association continues to provide services for caregivers caring for persons with dementia. To comply with the Kentucky governor’s regulations, rather than meeting in person, caregiver support groups have transitioned to meeting by phone. Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive community and a chance for participants to develop mutual support and social relationships. [...]