Learn how to be a better, safer driver

The AARP Smart Driver Course will be held at the University of Kentucky Hospital at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.

Offered by AARP Driver Safety, the course is the nation’s largest classroom and online driver safety course and is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older.

The course will take place at the University of […]

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The real cost of caregiving

Unpaid family members and friends who care for loved ones want to provide that care, but they sacrifice their own financial, medical and social needs to do it.

This is one of the main findings in a story from Next Avenue from a recent survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs […]

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Drop by the holiday open house

The Lexington Senior Center will have a Holiday Open House 1 – 3 p.m., December 14 at the center at 195 Life Lane, Lexington.

Activities include:

1 p.m., performance by SCAPA students

1:30 p.m. – Tiny Dancers perform

1:45 p.m. – LSC performance group with Improv!

2 p.m. – Prime Time Dancers perform the “12 Days of […]

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Robocallers claiming to be from the government are trying to steal your information

Scammers are using a Social Security Administration phone number in an attempt to steal important personal information from you, regulators warn.

The Federal Trade Commission, which regulates the telecommunications industry, says the incoming calls show SSA’s customer service number, 800-772-1213, on caller ID, though they in fact can come from anywhere. This use of a […]

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New research: Even the most moderate exercise is good for you, your mind

Ten minutes of mild, almost languorous exercise can immediately alter how certain parts of the brain communicate and coordinate with one another and improve memory function, according to an encouraging new neurological study.

According to a recent story in The New York Times by Gretchen Reynold, the findings suggest that exercise does not need […]

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Lexington to get new affordable housing for seniors

There will soon be 71 brand new affordable housing units available in the Meadowthorpe area for Lexington’s seniors.

Mayor Jim Gray joined 2ndDistrict Councilmember Joe Smith, LFUCG Affordable Housing Manager Rick McQuady and AU Associates President Holly Wiedemann broke ground on Meadowthorpe Landing, a new affordable housing apartment building on Antique Drive.

“We want to […]

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Help for caregivers: A a positive approach to dementia care

If you’re a caregiver for an older loved one, you’re invited to attend this one-day conference at the University of Kentucky.

Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at the Bill Gatton Student Center Ballroom on campus, the senior caregiving conference will feature guest speaker Teepa Snow, a national leader in dementia […]

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Lexington housing survey needs your help

University of Kentucky professors are seeking input on a survey about housing.

The survey wants Lexington and Fayette County residents to provide the information to help inform community planners, developers and others associated with local housing projects.

The survey will take just a few minutes to complete and is seeking housing preferences for Lexington residents aged […]

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How to make the holidays a good experience for those with dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a program for family caregivers with tips on making the holidays enjoyable.
The program will include strategies for making the holidays enjoyable by minimizing stress and frustration for everyone.
Specific topics include, but are not limited to, travel, maintaining a routine, facilitating communication and knowing when to say “no” to […]

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Free workshop on new tax laws, charitable giving offers help

The Blue Grass Community Foundation in partnership with the Friends of the Lexington Senior Center is hosting, “New tax laws, charitable giving and you: Simple ways to maximize your impact.”

Held from 1-2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane, the workshop is free, open to the public […]

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