Tips to beat the heat this summer

Phew, it’s hot outside.

July has arrived and brought high temperatures and humidity with it.

It’s great to be able to enjoy the sunshiny days – and it’s light until 9 p.m.! – but too much of this heat can be bad for your health.

Here are some tips from the Lexington Senior Center on how […]

By |July 10th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Tips to beat the heat this summer

Know a volunteer worth recognizing? AARP wants to help

AARP Kentucky State Office is seeking nominations for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service.

The association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute recognizes outstanding individuals age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others.

Nominations for the Andrus Awards for Community Service will be accepted through July […]

By |July 3rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Know a volunteer worth recognizing? AARP wants to help

AARP wants seniors to help fight drug prices

AARP representatives hosted a town hall meeting at the Senior Community Center of Owensboro-Daviess County recently.

Their plea: Join the nonprofit’s campaign to reduce prescription drug prices.

About 50 people gathered to hear the “Stop Rx Greed” presentation, according to Renee Beasley Jones, a reporter for the Owensboro Messenger.

Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices […]

By |June 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on AARP wants seniors to help fight drug prices

Thinking about joint replacement?

If you’re thinking about joint replacement, the Lexington Senior Center has a great informational program for you.

Kort Physical Therapy staff will present, “Joint replacement before, during and after,” at 10 a.m. Monday, June 24 at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane.

The program will teach you what to expect with hip, and knee replacement […]

By |June 19th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Thinking about joint replacement?

Healthy living for your brain and body

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.

Want to learn more?

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

By |June 17th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Healthy living for your brain and body

Alzheimer’s is not normal aging

In order to help you better understanding Alzheimer’s and dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association is offering this workshop.

Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

Join experts from the Alzheimer’s Association to learn about: the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and […]

By |June 14th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Alzheimer’s is not normal aging

You can learn a lot about aging gracefully in “Lessons From Lucy”

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author of Dave Barry shows how to age gracefully, taking cues from his beloved dog, Lucy.

In his new book, “Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog,” Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. Barry relates seven […]

By |June 12th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on You can learn a lot about aging gracefully in “Lessons From Lucy”

Palliative care is not just for Hospice patients

(This article appeared previously in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel/New America Media.)

Rozanne and Gerald Hallman were thrust unexpectedly and severely into the land of the seriously ill when, in late 2011, Gerald, a retired pastor, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He underwent surgery to remove as much tumor as possible, but the procedure left […]

By |June 7th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Palliative care is not just for Hospice patients

Support for those with memory loss and their caregivers

The Memory Café, a monthly social group providing a safe, comfortable environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can enjoy time together, will be held June 10.

Memory Cafes promote themselves as a “dementia-friendly” outing. It offers an opportunity for caregivers and those with memory loss to remain socially engaged with […]

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Research volunteers are needed at UK

The University of Kentucky is seeking adult research volunteers for brain imaging research.

The purpose of the research is to identify changes in cognitive and brain functions associated with aging.

At neuroscience.med.uky.edu, Dr. Brian T. Gold describes his research saying: “Research in my lab uses neuroimaging and behavioral methods to study age-related changes in neurocognitive pathways. […]

By |June 1st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Research volunteers are needed at UK