It’s time to learn something new

Like everything else, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has gone virtual, including the weekly Donovan Forum offered through the Lexington Senior Center. The last April Donovan Forum Series class, held from 2-3 p.m., Thursday April 29 is: "Gray is Golden: Maintaining mental health wellness in senior citizens." Here's how to register: Go to uky.edu/olli/donovanforumseries to [...]

Free help for caregivers of those with dementia

A free, grant-supported program dedicated to care and support in the home for caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia is now being offered through Bluegrass Transitional Care Dementia Program - Bluegrass Care Navigators. With in-home support, Bluegrass Care Navigators provide caregivers with the tools and resources to manage long-term demands of [...]

Author Walter Isaacson talks about his latest book

Best-selling author Walter Isaacson will join in a virtual conversation with AARP to discuss his latest book, "Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race". The bestselling author of "Leonardo da Vinci," "Einstein," and "Steve Jobs" discusses his gripping account of how Nobel prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues [...]

Questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are some answers

AARP is providing seniors with lots of information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including where to find it in Kentucky and what to expect after you've received the vaccine. Here are just a couple of example of questions and answers: Who will be eligible to get vaccinated next? All Kentuckians 16 and older are expected to [...]

She didn’t want to get out of the habit of dressing up for church

Most meetings may be virtual now but that is no excuse not to dress for the occasion. That was La Verne Wimberly's philosophy in March 2020 when many states put in place stay-at-home orders and her weekly gatherings transitioned to online meetings, according to a story on the AARP website. Like many at the start [...]

Don’t leave your spouse or partner in the dark about money. Here’s why.

A message to married and unmarried couples about managing your money: it's a two-person job. Richard Eisenberg, a financial writer and author of two books, “How to Avoid a Midlife Financial Crisis” and “The Money Book of Personal Finance” says that letting just one of the two of you handle all the household's saving and [...]

Support group care is still available

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