Questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are some answers

AARP is providing seniors with lots of information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including where to find it in Kentucky and what to expect after you've received the vaccine. Here are just a couple of example of questions and answers: Who will be eligible to get vaccinated next? All Kentuckians 16 and older are expected to [...]

She didn’t want to get out of the habit of dressing up for church

Most meetings may be virtual now but that is no excuse not to dress for the occasion. That was La Verne Wimberly's philosophy in March 2020 when many states put in place stay-at-home orders and her weekly gatherings transitioned to online meetings, according to a story on the AARP website. Like many at the start [...]

Don’t leave your spouse or partner in the dark about money. Here’s why.

A message to married and unmarried couples about managing your money: it's a two-person job. Richard Eisenberg, a financial writer and author of two books, “How to Avoid a Midlife Financial Crisis” and “The Money Book of Personal Finance” says that letting just one of the two of you handle all the household's saving and [...]

Support group care is still available

The Alzheimer’s Association continues to provide services for caregivers caring for persons with dementia. To comply with the governor’s regulations, rather than meeting in person, caregiver support groups have transitioned to meeting by phone or virtually. Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive community and a chance for participants to develop mutual support and social [...]

Tax-filing advice for this unprecedented season

Every tax-filing season seems full of complexities and consternation. But the one we're now in is especially fraught, due to the pandemic: Stimulus checks. Unemployment benefits. Working from home tax issues. New COVID-19 rules for 401(k) and Individual Retirement Account (IRA) hardship withdrawals and loans. Frankly, it's all pretty taxing. In a recent story on [...]

AARP offers free Kentucky Elder Law presentation

Family caregiving is the topic of an upcoming AARP Kentucky and the University of Louisville’s Trager Institute series of 1-hour presentations. At noon (Eastern time) on Friday, March 26, Kentucky Elder Law will present Elder Laws for Caregivers, a discussion about the laws families need to consider when caring for a loved one. There is [...]

Grandparents as Parents of Kentucky announces first virtual workshop

The Bluegrass Regional GAP conference committee is excited to announce the opportunity to participate in the first Grandparents as Parents of Kentucky - also known as GAP - virtual workshop. "Kinship care: Advocacy and Taking Care of the Caregiver," is the title of the event which will take place at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 25 [...]

The COVID vaccine is an infusion of optimism. Here’s why.

It's been a year since the coronavirus swept across the world, people went into quarantine, offices went dark and the world shut down. As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, many say the promise of some normalcy gives them the mental strength to hold out a bit longer — even if they don't yet have access to [...]

Feeling lonely? You’re not alone. But there’s help.

The number of older adults age 65 and older is growing, and many are socially isolated and regularly feel lonely. The coronavirus outbreak in 2020 brought even more challenges due to health considerations and the need to practice physical distancing. Everyone needs social connections to survive and thrive. But as people age, they often find [...]

Taking a nap can be a joy. But is it good for you?

Bestselling author Sarah Ban Breathnach wrote, "We sleep to recharge our bodies. We nap to care for our souls." And the best news is that not only do naps feel good, but they are (mostly) good for you, according to a story on NextAvenue.org by Barbra Williams Cosentino. The National Sleep Foundation Sleep Health Index [...]