New office space for Bluegrass Care Navigators

Friends and supporters of Bluegrass Care Navigators gathered in May to celebrate the organization’s growth and future with a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new headquarters.

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton was on hand as were many current and former chairpersons, members of the board of directors, donors, patient families and clinical and administrative team members.

From […]

By |July 25th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on New office space for Bluegrass Care Navigators

Curiosity never retires at this UK program

It’s never too late to learn something new.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Kentucky offers educational and enrichments courses, programs and events
for a diverse community of learners 50+. And its fall course registration is in early August.

To learn more about the program and its fall classes, an OLLI at UK […]

By |July 23rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Curiosity never retires at this UK program

Trouble standing? You can still exercise

Want to get some exercise but worried that trouble standing leaves you out?

Not at the Lexington Senior Center.

Active Aging is the name of the seated class being offered for those who cannot stand for extended periods.

The class is an “all-in-one” format and features essential types of exercise including cardio, strength, core and stretching.

Now […]

By |July 16th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Trouble standing? You can still exercise

How to find out what’s new in Alzheimer’s and dementia research

Join the Alzheimer’s Association for a free educational session that will highlight recent research advances in the area of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The event will take place from 6:30-8 p.m., July 25.

Discussion will explore take-away suggestions for how to use these research findings to help you and your loved one.

Following the presentation […]

By |July 13th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How to find out what’s new in Alzheimer’s and dementia research

Tips to beat the heat this summer

Phew, it’s hot outside.

July has arrived and brought high temperatures and humidity with it.

It’s great to be able to enjoy the sunshiny days – and it’s light until 9 p.m.! – but too much of this heat can be bad for your health.

Here are some tips from the Lexington Senior Center on how […]

By |July 10th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Tips to beat the heat this summer

Know a volunteer worth recognizing? AARP wants to help

AARP Kentucky State Office is seeking nominations for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service.

The association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute recognizes outstanding individuals age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others.

Nominations for the Andrus Awards for Community Service will be accepted through July […]

By |July 3rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Know a volunteer worth recognizing? AARP wants to help

AARP wants seniors to help fight drug prices

AARP representatives hosted a town hall meeting at the Senior Community Center of Owensboro-Daviess County recently.

Their plea: Join the nonprofit’s campaign to reduce prescription drug prices.

About 50 people gathered to hear the “Stop Rx Greed” presentation, according to Renee Beasley Jones, a reporter for the Owensboro Messenger.

Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices […]

By |June 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on AARP wants seniors to help fight drug prices

Thinking about joint replacement?

If you’re thinking about joint replacement, the Lexington Senior Center has a great informational program for you.

Kort Physical Therapy staff will present, “Joint replacement before, during and after,” at 10 a.m. Monday, June 24 at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane.

The program will teach you what to expect with hip, and knee replacement […]

By |June 19th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Thinking about joint replacement?

Healthy living for your brain and body

For centuries we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected.

But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.

Want to learn more?

Join the Alzheimer’s Association to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, […]

By |June 17th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Healthy living for your brain and body

Alzheimer’s is not normal aging

In order to help you better understanding Alzheimer’s and dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association is offering this workshop.

Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

Join experts from the Alzheimer’s Association to learn about: the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and […]

By |June 14th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Alzheimer’s is not normal aging