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Have some free time? God’s Pantry could use your help

Wasted food is a waste. That's why Central Kentucky's God’s Pantry Food Bank is partnering with restaurants and stores so that excess food can go to those who need it most. The nonprofit food bank need volunteers who can pick up goods at assigned times and locations, throughout the week, and deliver food to designated [...]

Three things all women should know about Social Security benefits

Understanding the rules about Social Security benefits and when to start claiming Social Security can be difficult. But they’re critically important, especially for women — since women typically live longer lives than men. The new book, "What’s the Deal With Social Security for Women?", by retirement consultant Marcia MacDonald Mantell, is extremely helpful, according to [...]

KENTUCKY RANKS SIXTH HIGHEST IN NATION FOR SENIOR HUNGER

More Seniors Facing Hunger Today Than Before the Great Recession Despite Economic Improvements The Kentucky Association of Food Banks announced recently the release of The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2016,a study about food insecurity among seniors in the United States published by Feeding America® and The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger(NFESH). The report shows that [...]

Understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn [...]

Grandmother who has been a “mother, friend, supporter” named AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year

Shane Ritter at Old Mill Elementary in Mt. Washington earned top honors in the 2017-18 Grandparent of the Year essay contest sponsored by Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) and AARP Kentucky. Shane and his grandmother, Kathryn Thompson, received their awards at the 17th Annual “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” ceremony at the KRTA Annual [...]

Aging expert featured at caregiver’s workshop

Morning Pointe of Lexington-East at 150 Shoreside Drive, Lexington, will offer a workshop on coping with caregiver stress from noon to 2 p.m., June 13. The informative, expert-led discussion to discover ways you can cope with help caregiver deal with the worries and anxiety of caregiving. The guest speaker will be Kelly Parsons, CSW, Sanders-Brown [...]

Morning Pointe awarded “Best of Senior Living”

Congratulations to our long-time iknow expo exhibitor! Three Morning Pointe Senior Living communities located in Lexington and Louisville were awarded “Best of 2018” by SeniorAdvisor.com – a premier consumer rating and review site for senior living communities and home care providers in the United States and Canada. The site hosts nearly 100,000 trusted senior care [...]

Indoor Explorer Technology comes to The Kentucky Center for Performing Arts

Don’t miss out on arts opportunities because you can’t see well The Kentucky Center becomes first performing arts venue to employ Indoor Explorer technology to aid patrons The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts has a long, award-winning history of improving arts access for people with disabilities. Adding to the effort to ensure the arts [...]