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Ninth annual Markesbery aging symposium announces speaker

Dr. Laura D. Baker, associate professor of internal medicine, neurology and public health sciences at Wake Forest University, will speak at this year’s free Community Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia.

Sponsored by the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday Nov. 2 at […]

By |October 14th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Ninth annual Markesbery aging symposium announces speaker

Let’s go holiday shopping

The Lexington Senior Center is planning a trip for those who want to start their holiday shopping.

A van will take shoppers to the The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, an outdoor shopping venue on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

The trip costs $15 and will include transportation leaving at 9 a.m. from the Lexington Senior […]

By |October 14th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Let’s go holiday shopping

Remain socially active at the Memory Cafe

The Memory Café is a monthly social group comprised of people with memory loss and their loved one(s). The next scheduled cafe is Monday, Oct. 14.

Its mission is to provide a safe, comfortable, engaging environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can laugh, learn and remain socially engaged with others […]

By |October 10th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Remain socially active at the Memory Cafe

Here’s why getting a flu shot is a good idea

Influenza, or the “flu,” is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus that infects the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs.

Although symptoms in some people are mild, the flu can cause severe illness, and even death.

Older adults bear the greatest burden from the flu, according to healthinaging.org.

Compared to younger people, […]

By |October 4th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Here’s why getting a flu shot is a good idea

October forum programs topics: a female president, a minister who’s a legislator and oral history

The Donovan Forum Series, sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kentucky, has announced its October programming.

Sessions take place from 2-3 p.m. on Thursdays at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane.

Light refreshments are served the first Thursday of each month at 1:45 p.m.

October’s sessions include:

* […]

By |October 2nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on October forum programs topics: a female president, a minister who’s a legislator and oral history

How aging, lifestyle and culture are impacting this community

An IMPACT event that addresses the links between cultural, lifestyle and aging that are impacting the African American community will take place at the Lyric Theatre, 3-5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29.

Presentations will be made by Dr. Jessica Dowe, a family medicine doctor with Louisville’s Dr. Dowe Medical Clinic and Dr. Richard D. King, associate […]

By |September 25th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How aging, lifestyle and culture are impacting this community

Lexington’s 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming up

Even wanted to be on the field at the University of Kentucky?

Now’s your chance!

The 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is taking place at in a new location on Kroger Field, home of the University of Kentucky football wildcats, on Sept. 21.

The field is located at 1540 University Drive on the University of Kentucky […]

By |September 12th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Lexington’s 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming up

She believes you can learn to overcome life’s obstacles

Judge Pamela Goodwine, Kentucky Court of Appeals 5th Appellate District, will be the keynote speaker at the Next Best Years of Your Life.

It takes place on Sept. 20 at the Fayette County Extension office.

Goodwine, the first black female judge elected to the bench in Kentucky, will speak on “Overcoming Life’s Obstacles – Yes You […]

By |September 9th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on She believes you can learn to overcome life’s obstacles

Lexington Area Parkinson’s Support Group has news

Three informative meetings are scheduled in September for the Lexington Area Parkinson’s Support Group. All meetings are held at Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Drive.

* At 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept., 4, Adina Cook will present an updated version of Parkinson’s Disease 101. If you’ve never attended a PD 101 class, this is your […]

By |September 3rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Lexington Area Parkinson’s Support Group has news

ITNBlugrass has something to teach you

ITN Bluegrass, the organization that provides transportation to seniors and people with visual impairments in Fayette County and northern Jessamine County, needs you!

The non-profit is hosting its first Mission Monday at the Blue Stallion Brewery, 610 W. Third Street from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, September 9.

On Mission Monday, an organization with a worthy cause […]

By |August 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on ITNBlugrass has something to teach you