Theatrical production looks at Alzheimer’s in minority community

2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of Garrett Davis' "Forget Me Not." This award-winning stage play highlights the African-American family and community experience with Alzheimer's disease. It is the mission of the "Forget Me Not" project to educate, via the performing arts, and bring awareness to this and other issues that affect the minority community. In [...]

Senior Center satellite offices offering classes

Lexington's two satellite Senior Center locations are offering classes again. Here's the scoop. The Eldercrafters Program at the Black and Williams Center, 498 Georgetown Street is open for programming from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Call: 859-252-1288 Space is limited at the center. Call to reserve your space. Classes and activities will [...]

‘Now You Know’ series returns to Senior Center

It’s time to get back to learning! The “Now You Know” series of presentations is back at the Lexington Senior Citizen Center and will usually be held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. The presentations will be available in person and on Zoom. Contact Justin at 859-278-6072 or jhalvorson@lexingtonky.gov to sign [...]

It’s vacation time! Here’s how to be prepared.

This summer provides the opportunity to make up for lost time with family and friends. Terri Weber, Eldercare Specialist at the University of Kentucky, writes in her blog that travel takes preparation, but traveling with an older loved one poses special challenges and concerns. With extra consideration and some flexibility, you and your loved one [...]

Change is coming to the hearing aid market, ya hear?

Hearing aids, the main way to treat age-related hearing loss, are expensive. On top of that, people often don't want to wear them. But that all could change as technology advances and over-the-counter versions made by companies like Apple and Bose soon hit, and shake up, the market. And the market is growing as boomers' [...]

The Alzheimer’s Association July schedule of caregivers support groups

The Alzheimer’s Association continues to provide services for caregivers caring for persons with dementia. Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive community and a chance for participants to develop mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. Upcoming virtual caregiver [...]

You’ve heard of email, but e-bikes? They’re more popular than ever

E-bikes are also a part of the green energy movement. According to the League of American Bicyclists, e-bikes can comfortably take riders on trips of 10 to 15 miles, saving the cost and use of gasoline during trips of that length. While e-bikes are not new, advancements in technology and production methods have recently allowed [...]

Better access to Farmer’s Market produce is available for seniors

The purpose of the Kentucky Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is to gain market access for farmers as well as improving nutrition of low income families by providing them better access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Funding for Kentucky's program comes from federal and state resources. Low-income seniors are provided with checks to purchase fresh, [...]

As COVID restrictions are lifted, remember to stay safe

Connecting with others isn't just rewarding socially—it's also good for your health! Studies show that stronger social networks and increased interaction with those around us can lead to health benefits like stronger memories and a reduced risk for depression. As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease up, now is the perfect time to share connections with [...]

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