In need of transportation? ITNBluegrass is still here to help

ITNBluegrass has received a grant through the Coronavirus Response Fund to provide rapid response rides to those in need. If you are not currently a member, don't worry. The organization is fast-tracking the setup of accounts, so rides can be delivered as quickly as possible. Recently, ITN Bluegrass, which offers rides to seniors and the [...]

Tips on caregiving for those with dementia during the COVID-19 outbreak

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia is hard enough during normal times. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect communities around the U.S., though, it’s not surprising that family caregivers are anxious, unnerved and confused. If you’re caring for a family member with dementia during this global health crisis, there are [...]

For seniors, coronavirus proves especially risky. Here’s why

The rapid spread of the coronavirus is of great concern to many, especially seniors. And for good reason. The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta has recently shared this news: Amid a coronavirus outbreak in the United States, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging older people and people with severe chronic [...]

Time to downsize and move? Help is here

It's never easy to move or downsize. In fact, just talking about doing both - or either - can be hard. But, often, as we age, both things are important to consider. Fortunately, there's help. Join a panel of experts at the Lexington Senior Center in a discussion about the truth about your housing options [...]

Have some free time? God’s Pantry could use your help

Wasted food is a waste. That's why Central Kentucky's God’s Pantry Food Bank is partnering with restaurants and stores so that excess food can go to those who need it most. The nonprofit food bank need volunteers who can pick up goods at assigned times and locations, throughout the week, and deliver food to designated [...]

AARP Kentucky wants to take you to the movies

AARP Kentucky invites you to a free screening of the AARP Movies for Grownups Award-winning film “HARRIET,” starring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Janelle Monáe. Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, "HARRIET" tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of [...]

Kentucky HEALTH Partners with Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

The Commonwealth has announced a partnership with the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in preparation for the launch of Kentucky HEALTH (Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health), the state’s innovative Medicaid waiver program.  The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, a statewide non-profit focused on health policy and advocacy, will support Kentucky HEALTH’s community [...]

Volunteers are needed to make a phone call

A day can be brighter because of one phone call by one friend. And that's the idea behind a new program offered by A Caring Place. The interfaith-based nonprofit is looking for volunteers for an innovative new service called telephone comfort care. This program will rely on volunteers to reach out to isolated seniors, by [...]