‘Being Mortal’ looks at doctors, patients, end of life

The Public Broadcasting film “Being Mortal” will be shown at 10 a.m., Jan. 22 at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane.

“Being Mortal” explores relationships between doctors and their patients nearing the end of life. It follows writer and surgeon Atul Gawande as he delves into the relationships doctors have with patients are dying.

The […]

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It’s the new year – let’s get healthy!

For centuries we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected.

But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.

Join the Alzheimer’s Association to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and […]

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Social Security checks are rising in 2019. What you can expect.

Earlier this year, seniors got some good news on the Social Security front: Recipients will be getting a 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2019, bringing the average monthly benefit up from $1,422 to $1,461.

For anyone living on a fixed income, an additional $39 a month, or $468 a year, is certainly nothing […]

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Give your grandchild a memorable holiday gift

During the holiday season, grandparents may be tempted to send their grandkids gift cards, write checks or ask the grandchildren’s parents to shop on their behalf. But this can be a missed opportunity to choose a gift or discover an experience that can help foster meaningful connections with grandchildren of all ages.

Here are a […]

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Learn how to be a better, safer driver

The AARP Smart Driver Course will be held at the University of Kentucky Hospital at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.

Offered by AARP Driver Safety, the course is the nation’s largest classroom and online driver safety course and is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older.

The course will take place at the University of […]

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The real cost of caregiving

Unpaid family members and friends who care for loved ones want to provide that care, but they sacrifice their own financial, medical and social needs to do it.

This is one of the main findings in a story from Next Avenue from a recent survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs […]

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Drop by the holiday open house

The Lexington Senior Center will have a Holiday Open House 1 – 3 p.m., December 14 at the center at 195 Life Lane, Lexington.

Activities include:

1 p.m., performance by SCAPA students

1:30 p.m. – Tiny Dancers perform

1:45 p.m. – LSC performance group with Improv!

2 p.m. – Prime Time Dancers perform the “12 Days of […]

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Robocallers claiming to be from the government are trying to steal your information

Scammers are using a Social Security Administration phone number in an attempt to steal important personal information from you, regulators warn.

The Federal Trade Commission, which regulates the telecommunications industry, says the incoming calls show SSA’s customer service number, 800-772-1213, on caller ID, though they in fact can come from anywhere. This use of a […]

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New research: Even the most moderate exercise is good for you, your mind

Ten minutes of mild, almost languorous exercise can immediately alter how certain parts of the brain communicate and coordinate with one another and improve memory function, according to an encouraging new neurological study.

According to a recent story in The New York Times by Gretchen Reynold, the findings suggest that exercise does not need […]

By |November 24th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on New research: Even the most moderate exercise is good for you, your mind

Lexington to get new affordable housing for seniors

There will soon be 71 brand new affordable housing units available in the Meadowthorpe area for Lexington’s seniors.

Mayor Jim Gray joined 2ndDistrict Councilmember Joe Smith, LFUCG Affordable Housing Manager Rick McQuady and AU Associates President Holly Wiedemann broke ground on Meadowthorpe Landing, a new affordable housing apartment building on Antique Drive.

“We want to […]

By |November 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Lexington to get new affordable housing for seniors