Two Kentucky women receive recognition for volunteer efforts

AARP Kentucky celebrates and recognizes two local volunteers for their dedication and commitment to community service. Gerry Harrah of Louisville has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2021 AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community [...]

Help for caregivers is available during National Family Caregiver Month

November is National Family Caregiver Month. This year’s theme is “Caregiving and,” emphasizing that caregivers have many other roles and responsibilities. The Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging has a caregiver support program that can assist caregivers in several ways. The program can provide respite or a break from the primary caregiver, help with purchasing supplies, [...]

Alzheimer’s symposium features experts from Emory, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

Medical experts will discuss advances in Alzheimer's research at the eleventh annual Markesbery Symposium sponsored by the University of Kentucky. Dr. Allan Levy, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Emory University, is the keynote speaker at the Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia. The event will be held from 9-11:30 a.m., Saturday, [...]

AARP webinar helps you plan for Medicare while you’re still working

Still working? It's not too early to plan for Medicare. In fact, an upcoming AARP virtual workshop will tell you how and why. And it's free. From 7-8 p.m., (Eastern Time) Tuesday, Nov. 16, AARP will sponsor "How to Plan For Medicare When You're Still Working." Get a head start on planning for your future [...]

WLEX’s Bill Meck, others, featured at Olli Forum lecture

The Olli Forum is remaining virtual this semester. In order to “attend” an Olli Forum lecture you must register on the website at You do not need to purchase a membership, but you must create a profile if you don’t already have one. Once you log in you click on “experiential learning” and “add [...]

New book provides details, choices about end of life options

Some patients diagnosed with terminal illnesses or chronic progressive diseases find the prospect of a long decline, great suffering or significant deterioration to be intolerable. For those with the desire to hasten their own death, one option is to refuse to swallow food or sip liquids according to a story on The practice, known [...]

Free senior caregiving conference features expert Teepa Snow

Caring for an older loved one can be a daunting task. Many caregivers struggle with balancing their own professional and personal responsibilities with caring for an older loved one. By offering elder care services, University of Kentucky Human Resources supports employees in the workplace and at home. UK HR Elder Care is here to offer [...]

ITNAmerica holds retreat about dignified transportation for seniors

Mobility is quality of life. And ITNBluegrass adds to that quality every day by offering rides to those in need of transportation in Fayette County and northern Jessamine County. In fact, the mission of ITNBluegrass is to provide a community-based, and community supported, economically viable and consumer-oriented, quality transportation service for seniors and visually impaired [...]

Essential vaccination information for older adults

There's plenty of information out there about the COVID vaccination and booster vaccination. But don't let it keep you from remembering that other vaccinations are important, too. offers this valuable information about shots that can help you stay healthy. The American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation recommends the following vaccinations for most older [...]

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