New book tells how ‘positive aging’ saved one man’s life, can help yours

In his new book, "The Power of Positive Aging: Successfully Coping with the Inconvenience of Aging," Dr. David Alan Lereah says positive aging saved his life. At age 62, a few years ago, Lereah was diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal cancer. He recently talked with Richard Eisenberg, Managing Editor for Nextavenue.org, about how to age [...]

AARP helps respond to need for food in Lexington

The Rev. James Thurman and Dr. Merrylyn Moran Smith know their community. In the face of coronavirus crisis, AARP volunteers and ACT Ministries in Lexington responded to local need with an emergency food distribution to vulnerable Lexingtonians. ACT Ministries and AARP volunteers teamed up to deliver “Community Care Packages” to older Lexington residents hit hard [...]

Tips on how to be a great virtual grandparent

Nothing is “normal” these days. While we don’t yet know how bad COVID-19 will ultimately be, we do know that people over 60 are at particular risk for complications, should they become ill. That has many grandparents sheltering in place and unable to be physically with their grandchildren. However, many are making extra efforts to [...]

Some travel advice during the COVID-19 pandemic

After months of quarantine living, some people lately have begun leaving home and taking trips; more are expected to do so this summer and fall. James Larounis, travel industry analyst for the Upgraded Points site, notes that the number of travelers going through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints increased by 100,000 from March to April [...]

Upcoming Memory Cafe will feature music therapist

Music therapist Austin Robinson will join the The Memory Café particpants on June 8. The Memory Cafe is a social group of people who have Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and their loved one(s). The Memory Café provides an informal setting to socialize and interact with other families. It encourages friendship and acceptance, and [...]