Kentucky’s Attorney General: Don’t fall victim to a scam

Reports of scams to the Attorney General’s Office have skyrocketed since the start of the COVID19 pandemic, with dollar losses at an all-time high. Scammers prey on the vulnerabilities created by the pandemic, especially loneliness and financial concerns, to try to con you into turning over your savings or personal information. Seniors are the hardest [...]

10 ways to have fun while staying home during COVID

As senior centers, adult day centers and other programs geared toward older adults temporarily close their doors, family caregivers are hunkering down with their loved ones to help “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus. Changing routines, missing socialization opportunities and lacking cognitive stimulation may become increasingly problematic as time goes on, writes Amy Goyer, AARP's [...]

Making your home a safer place to live is goal of AARP online class

Most houses and apartments are designed for young, able-bodied adults and don’t meet the needs of older residents or people with disabilities. Smartly designed and/or modified homes help to meet the varied and changing needs of their occupants and allow people to remain in their own homes as they age. An online program sponsored by [...]

It is possible to stay home as you age, and help is available

The Kentucky state Homecare Program is designed to provide home and community-based supports necessary to help the frail elderly avoid or at least delay institutional care. Based on an in-home assessment and a detailed plan of care, a case manager can work one-on-one with a frail elderly person. Through services such as home delivered meals, [...]