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SUNDAY APRIL 3

i know expo, 12 pm, Lexington Convention Center. “The i know expo® is a FREE event for people of all ages and life stages: living out their golden years; taking care of someone they love; coping with difficult health situations or simply smart enough to know it’s never too early to start planning for the future. The i know expo will empower you with information about the services, resources and support available to make the rest of life the best of life. Scores of experts who know about aging well and coping with disabilities will be on hand to share what they know. Chat with them one-on-one or attend informative presentations on everything from housing, healthcare and insurance, to legal and financial planning, to living well and staying active and learn what is available and accessible to you here in the community we live in. You can walk around, pick up material and chat with experts at individual booths, sit in on informative talks about subjects of interest, enjoy art, music and entertainment. It’s going to be a lively, upbeat, engaging event that can make a real difference in your life or the life of someone you love.

 

MONDAY APRIL 4

Join the Bell House Monday Club for an informational talk from the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife staff about fishing. (Fishing event scheduled Wednesday May 4 at Jacobson Park.)

 

THURSDAY APRIL 7

pg 17 HJ_April 16Join the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation on Thursday April 7, 2016 at the Annual Dinner. Proceeds from the event will support Alzheimer’s disease research, education and clinical programs at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. This year, the Foundation welcomes Captain Jim Lovell as the Keynote Speaker and Special Guest. Captain Lovell is a great American Hero, most famous for his role in the American space age with his calm and careful command of Apollo 13. Lovell stoically articulated the five-word message “Houston, we have a problem” which quickly became a part of the American lexicon. Captain Lovell’s inspirational story is a testament to the essential elements of heroism: a courageous spirit, quick and well-reasoned thinking, meticulous attention to every detail, and the spirit of teamwork that guided him and his crew safely back to earth. Hear from the hero himself and help us eliminate the problem of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 27

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior at the Beaumont Public Library Large Conference Room at 1 pm. “Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.  Please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900 to register. Registration is required.”

 

THURSDAY APRIL 28

A Day at the Races. A Day at the Keeneland Races price $15, 11:30 am Depart Picadome* Parks & Recreation Trips will now depart from Picadome (Parks & Recreation Administrative Offices) at 469 Parkway Drive off South Broadway/Harrodsburg Road (turn between Lexington Clinic & The Campbell House where pool & golf course are located). Checks or money orders should be payable to Bluegrass Senior Citizens and sent to the Bell House.

 

TUESDAY MAY 10 (RICHMOND)

The Other Dementias:  LBD, VaD, and FTD

Scary, thrashing dreams?  Hallucinations?  Weird social behavior?  Not all types of dementia have the same symptoms as Alzheimer’s Disease, which most people have heard of.  There are other types of dementia that have different symptoms from Alzheimer’s and that may need different types of treatment.  In this discussion you will learn about Lewy Body Dementia/Parkinson’s Dementia, vascular dementia, and frontotemporal dementia.  The program will be held on Tuesday, May 10th from 10:30am-11:30am at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Office located at 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond.  To register, please contact the Madison County Cooperative Extension Office at 859-623-4072 or the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24-hour Helpline at 800-272-3900.  Deadline to register is Friday, May 6th.

 

WEDNESDAY MAY 11

The AARP Driver Safety Course is the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher course designed especially for drivers 50 and over. Your insurance company may give you a discount on your vehicle insurance once you have completed the class. The following Wednesday sessions are scheduled at the Bell House: 5/11, 7/13, 9/14, 11/9 at 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. You only need to signup for one session. Pack a sandwich and join. Price is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members payable to AARP on the day of class. Call Bell House  233-0986 for more information and to sign up.

This article also appears on page 17 of the April 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. 

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