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Feeling lonely? You’re not alone. But there’s help.

The number of older adults age 65 and older is growing, and many are socially isolated and regularly feel lonely. The coronavirus outbreak in 2020 brought even more challenges due to health considerations and the need to practice physical distancing. Everyone needs social connections to survive and thrive. But as people age, they often find [...]

Taking a nap can be a joy. But is it good for you?

Bestselling author Sarah Ban Breathnach wrote, "We sleep to recharge our bodies. We nap to care for our souls." And the best news is that not only do naps feel good, but they are (mostly) good for you, according to a story on NextAvenue.org by Barbra Williams Cosentino. The National Sleep Foundation Sleep Health Index [...]

Toyota helps with free rides to COVID vaccines for low-income seniors

A new partnership with Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky has been announced by ITNBluegrass, an independent transportation network. The partnership will fund mobility for low-income seniors to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. "We are overwhelmed with the generosity of Toyota to ensure our community’s most vulnerable have the mobility access they need to get their life saving [...]

Movie looks at life in The Villages, ‘Disneyland for retirees’

In a world full of ageist attitudes, Lance Oppenheim is turning his director's lens toward the complexities inherent in stereotypes. At 25, this filmmaker examines how we look at aging. That he cares about generations far beyond his own is something remarkable in itself. And hopeful. With incredible wit and vision, he's capturing the lives [...]

Free COVID vaccines are available for seniors over 70; others soon

University of Kentucky HealthCare is now offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to the community. UKHC are following Kentucky’s phased plan for distributing the vaccine. To request a vaccination, go to: UKVACCINE.ORG If you have difficulty accessing our online tools or need help filling out the online request form, call: 859-218-0111. Vaccinations are being given at a [...]

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 [...]