Ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking, and behavior that interfere with daily life.

Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.

This one-hour program covers typical age-related changes, common warning signs, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection […]

By |March 18th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

How to talk to a loved one about when to quit driving

There is no age at which a person living in Kentucky must stop driving, but there is a time in each of our lives when we should stop driving. When is it time to stop? It’s never an easy call.

Terri Weber, in a piece submitted to the University of Kentucky Elder Care blog, wrote […]

By |March 13th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How to talk to a loved one about when to quit driving

Need help raising a grandchild? Here it is.

If you are raising a grandchild or another relative’s child, you are not alone.

Over 90,000 Kentucky children live in households headed by grandparents or relatives with no parent present according to recent studies. Caregivers face many challenges as they strive to develop healthy relationships with children who have experienced significant loss, pain and […]

By |February 27th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Need help raising a grandchild? Here it is.

What’s happening at the Lexington Convention Center?

What’s going on with all the construction mess at the Lexington Convention Center?

The OLLI – Osher Lifelong Learn Institute – wants to tell you.

At 2 p.m., Feb. 28, the Donovan Forum Series will take a look at the reinvention of the Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena.

The program will be held at the […]

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Let AARP treat you to the movies

AARP members and non members are invited to a free screening of BLACKkKlansman, the Spike Lee movie that’s nominated for six Academy Awards and four AARP Movies for Grownup Awards.

The showing will take place at 7 p.m., Feb. 28 at the Regal Hamburg Pavilion Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX theatre, 1949 Star Shoot Pkwy, […]

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Help for family caregivers

The Alzheimer’s Association, Baptist Health Medical Group, and Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living are partnering to present a Family Caregiver Workshop.
Scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 1, the workshop will include members of the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. Presenters will include Dr. Greg Jicha, professor, department […]

By |February 11th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Help for family caregivers

Memory Cafe: Socialization for those with memory loss, caregivers

The Memory Café is a monthly social group providing a safe,comfortable environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can enjoy time together and remain socially engaged with others traveling the same journey.

While a Memory Cafe is beneficial to those afflicted, it is also beneficial for their caregivers as well. It […]

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Mark your calendar and join AARP in Frankfort

AARP Kentucky is fighting to protect Medicare and Social Security benefits, family caregivers’ protections, retirement security, or ensuring you can live independently as you age.

The organization is planning AARP KY Day at the Capitol 2019 and you’re invited to participate. AARP KY Day at the Capitol 2019 will take place from 8:30 a.m. to […]

By |January 28th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Mark your calendar and join AARP in Frankfort

This monthly support group helps grandparents, caregivers

A grandparent/caregiver support group meets at 6:30 p.m., on the fourth Monday of the month (in January, that’s Jan. 28) at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington.

The group is designed for grandparents and caregivers who are raising children of relatives.

The monthly support meetings will enable you to:

* Learn about […]

By |January 25th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on This monthly support group helps grandparents, caregivers

It’s not too late: New exercise classes help you stay fit

Was one of your new year’s resolution to get more exercise? It can still come true with some new classes at the Lexington Senior Center.

Several new exercise classes began earlier this year and you can still join.

Here’s what’s new:

Walking for Better Balance
Join others in the multipurpose room to walk and practice techniques for better […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on It’s not too late: New exercise classes help you stay fit