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What we can learn from John McCain’s brain cancer death

(Sen. John McCain died of brain cancer on Aug. 25 at age 81. Below is a previously-published Nextavenue.org article about McCain and brain cancer.)

Sen. John McCain had a highly malignant form of brain cancer, which is associated with the blood clot that doctors removed. Here’s a brief explanation of brain cancer and how new […]

By |August 30th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What we can learn from John McCain’s brain cancer death

Need help being a caregiver? This workshop can help.

The deadline for a workshop specifically designed for family caregivers of those who Alzheimer’s and/or dementia is Sept. 7.

The program, scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 14, will offer information about Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving and will also provide an opportunity to reflect, regenerate, and gain a new perspective […]

By |August 29th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Need help being a caregiver? This workshop can help.

There’s lots of help for those with Parkinson’s

Chair yoga, warm water pool class and singing are some of the activities that are good for all of us, but especially those with Parkinson’s.
And the Lexington Area Parkinson’s Support Group offers them all.
Here are some of the activities the group makes available.
For more information, visit www.parkinsonslexington.com or call Elaine at 859-277-1040.

Chair yoga: Dyna […]

By |August 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on There’s lots of help for those with Parkinson’s

Making home a safer place to be especially for those with dementia

Today, there are an estimated 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 71,000 in Kentucky.
Safety is important for everyone, but the need for a comprehensive safety plan is particularly important for a person living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, which cause a number of changes in the brain and body that may […]

By |August 14th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Making home a safer place to be especially for those with dementia

The world of technology got you confused?

There’s email and Facebook and Twitter and anti-virus software and the internet and … oh, you get the picture.
The ever-changing world of technology can be confusing, even to the young. But it doesn’t have to be.
A basic computer class will take place at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane on
August 29.
The […]

By |August 7th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The world of technology got you confused?

What you should know about advance directives

Changes in our health can sometimes make it difficult to make decisions on our own, meaning someone should be identified to make them for us.
This surrogate (the person you choose to make those decisions) should try to honor any wishes you expressed while you were still capable of doing so — and advance […]

By |August 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What you should know about advance directives

Senior living community breaks ground in Somerset, Ky.

Community leaders, developers and dignitaries gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking recently to celebrate a new senior living community in Somerset.

Bluegrass Senior Living will be the first Kentucky Farm Bureau senior living community in the state.
Construction of the new center will begin next month and will be completed in fall of 2019. The […]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Senior living community breaks ground in Somerset, Ky.

Here’s how to help those with hearing loss

We all know what it’s like trying to communicate with someone with hearing loss.
It’s hard. It’s frustrating. It can make you angry.
It doesn’t have to be.
These 10 tips, provided by the Lynne Lim Ear, Nose, Throat and Hearing Centre in Singapore, can make it easier.
Lynne is the senior consultant for ear, nose, throat, head and […]

By |July 30th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Here’s how to help those with hearing loss

Want to learn something new? Try this University of Kentucky program

OLLI at UK, offering learning opportunities for adults 50 and older, is having its fall meeting and open house in early August.

The program’s motto is “Where Curiosity Never Retires!” and it’s designed to provide lifelong learning through courses, forums, shared interest groups, trips and events.

On Tuesday, Aug. 7, the fall meeting will take place from 9:30-10:30 […]

By |July 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Want to learn something new? Try this University of Kentucky program

Need transportation? ITN Bluegrass is here to help

ITNBluegrass, an organization that provides dignified transportation for seniors and those who are visually impaired in Fayette and northern Jessamine County, is having an impact throughout the bluegrass.

In June, the local Independent Transportation Network, had 590 members and gave 858 rides. Soon, it will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Since its founding, and through June, […]

By |July 21st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Need transportation? ITN Bluegrass is here to help