As COVID restrictions are lifted, remember to stay safe

Connecting with others isn't just rewarding socially—it's also good for your health! Studies show that stronger social networks and increased interaction with those around us can lead to health benefits like stronger memories and a reduced risk for depression. As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease up, now is the perfect time to share connections with [...]

Housing choices for seniors is focus of June 10 event

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) offer creative opportunities for families caring for aging family members or persons with disabilities. Join a free, live community virtual event with guests from the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Senior Services Commission, local Lexington planning staff, and aging advocates to learn more about accessory dwelling units. The webinar, which will be [...]

Know a volunteer who’s deserving of an award?

Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP’s most prestigious Kentucky volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. Only one individual or couple from Kentucky [...]

Someone wants payment with a gift card? It’s a scam!

Gift cards are great gifts. They can be the perfect present for a student graduating from college, for a newly married couple or for a birthday gift for a long-distance relative. But, con artists have latched onto gift cards as a convenient form of payment in their scams. According to AARP, here are signs to [...]

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 [...]