You can learn a lot about aging gracefully in “Lessons From Lucy”

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author of Dave Barry shows how to age gracefully, taking cues from his beloved dog, Lucy.

In his new book, “Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog,” Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. Barry relates seven […]

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Palliative care is not just for Hospice patients

(This article appeared previously in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel/New America Media.)

Rozanne and Gerald Hallman were thrust unexpectedly and severely into the land of the seriously ill when, in late 2011, Gerald, a retired pastor, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He underwent surgery to remove as much tumor as possible, but the procedure left […]

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Support for those with memory loss and their caregivers

The Memory Café, a monthly social group providing a safe, comfortable environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can enjoy time together, will be held June 10.

Memory Cafes promote themselves as a “dementia-friendly” outing. It offers an opportunity for caregivers and those with memory loss to remain socially engaged with […]

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Research volunteers are needed at UK

The University of Kentucky is seeking adult research volunteers for brain imaging research.

The purpose of the research is to identify changes in cognitive and brain functions associated with aging.

At neuroscience.med.uky.edu, Dr. Brian T. Gold describes his research saying: “Research in my lab uses neuroimaging and behavioral methods to study age-related changes in neurocognitive pathways. […]

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Time to spare? Your driving skills are needed

ITNBluegrass, which provides transportation to seniors and those with visual impairments in Fayette and Northern Jessamine counties, is in need of volunteer drivers.

The Independent Transportation Network® is the first and only national nonprofit transportation system for America’s aging population.

The ITN model creates an efficient and financially sustainable solution to the transportation needs of seniors […]

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Be the smartest driver you can be

AARP is offering its Smart Driver course from noon to 4:30 p.m., June 3 at the Lexington Senior Center at 195 Life Lane, Lexington.

The class is designed to teach those 50 years old and older how to be the best drivers they can be. Instructor Charlotte Mallory will provide the classroom training on evidence-based […]

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Always wanted to go rafting? Now’s your chance

A senior float trip in Morrow, Ohio is scheduled for Thursday, June 20 as part of the travel activities at the Lexington Senior Center.

The day trip will include lunch, rafting instructions, rafting and a motor coach to and from Morrow, Ohio.

Cost is $60 per person.

The bus will leave the Senior Center at 8:30 a.m. […]

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Free memory screenings available in May

As part of Older Americans Month for May 2019, the
University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging will be offering FREE confidential memory screenings at the Lexington Senior Center.

The screenings will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. May 16 and 30 in the consultation room (second floor) at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane.

No registration […]

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Legal and financial planning help is here

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now.

The Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring a workshop for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place.
Learn what legal decisions […]

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Reimagine home: Come share your thoughts

Where we age can be complicated.

Do we stay at home and modify our current surrounding to eliminate steps and other tripping hazards?

Do we move into an assisted living facility where someone can look after us?

Or do we create a new living space on the property of a loved one where we can […]

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