U.S. Senate approved a $425 million funding increase for Alzheimer’s and dementia research at the National Institutes of Health for the 2019 fiscal year. If signed into law, this would mark the fourth consecutive year of historic action by the U.S. Congress to address the growing Alzheimer’s crisis through funding research.
Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles, presented a $12,000 check towards a new minivan to a Lexington hospice nurse for her son who lives with cerebral palsy.
Monday, October 1
AARP Smart Driver Course at the Lexington Senior Center is Monday, October 1 at noon. Must register at the front desk.
Tuesday, October 9
On October 9, Arthritis Foundation presents Cooking Made Easier at The Kitchen at A.S.Eats. This program provides experts’ tips, techniques and tools to make daily tasks easier on joints, less exhausting and generally more enjoyable. The program will be facilitated by an occupational therapist, Arthritis Foundation staff member, and chef.
On October 9, there is a Senior Safety Seminar on Elder Financial Fraud and Scams at Morning Pointe Senior Living.
Dupree Financial Group will be at the Lexington Senior Center on October 9 for a lively discussion about the economy, ways to generate retirement income, and investment challenges facing retirees. Participants need to be Fayette county residents, age 60 and older, and need to register at the Lexington Senior Center before attending classes.
Friday, October 12
Kentucky Health Solutions is giving a presentation on Understanding Medicare Options at the Lexington Senior Center on Friday, October 12. Topics will include an introduction to what Medicare covers, supplemental Medicare Health plans including Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, and Part D prescription drug coverage.
Wednesday, October 17
Mary Patton of Bluegrass Elderlaw will discuss options for estate planning and long-term care options at the Lexington Senior Center on October 17. Participants need to be Fayette county residents, age 60 and older, and need to register at the Lexington Senior Center before attending classes.
Friday, October 19
Love on a Leash will be at the Lexington Senior Center on Friday, October 19 at noon. Participants need to be Fayette county residents, age 60 and older, and need to register at the Lexington Senior Center before attending classes.
Saturday, October 20
The Seniors Ministry at Man O’War Church is hosting a Mystery Dinner Theater on Saturday, October 20 from 2-4 pm. This is a ticketed event.
Monday, October 22
Elder Law Lexington holds a seminar on October 22 to address issues such as power of attorney, guardianship, and handling the finances and property of a person with dementia.
Tuesday, October 23
Aging with Grace on Old Todds hosts “Aging with Grace and $tyle” on October 23 at 6:30 pm to teach time tested financial principles.
Wednesday, October 24
Take a trip to Jack Casino in Cincinnati with the Lexington Senior Center on October 24. Includes motor coach transportation, $5 on casino card, buffet, and driver gratuity.
Wild Birds Unlimited is at the Lexington Senior Center on October 24 to discuss why and how wild birds migrate, how they know where they’re going and the amazing adaptations they possess which make migration possible. Participants need to be Fayette county residents, age 60 and older, and need to register at the Lexington Senior Center before attending classes.
Wednesday, October 31
The Lexington Senior Center hosts a Halloween Party on October 31 from 1 to 3 pm. Tickets are available for purchase.
CAROLYN’S CORNER BOOK CLUB
The October reading will be Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward and will be discussed on October 4 and 18 at the Lexington Senior Center. Jesmyn Ward, the historic winner of two National Book Awards is the author of this 2017 winner for fiction. Sing, Unburied, Sing is an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle. It examines the sometimes ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power – and limitations – of family bonds.