Here is the list of senior events and news for Hamburg in June 2017.

Thursday, June 1

The workshop “Prepare to Care – A Planning Guide for Families” will be held Thursday, June 1 at 10 a.m. in the Fayette County Extension Service. Learn how to start the conversation on effective caregiving strategies. The program will cover “Prepare to Talk,” “Form Your Team,” “Assess Needs, Make a Plan,” “Take Action. Who Can Participate?” This program is open to adults 18 years older. Elizabeth Kingsland and Diana Doggett, family and consumer sciences extension agents will be leading the program. For more information, call 859.257.5582.

Friday, June 2

The Bell House Participant’s Council will host a yard sale June 2 and 3  at 751 Zandale Drive. Items can be dropped off the carport and rear of home. Proceeds to go to the Bell House Participant’s Council. Please no clothing or shoes.

Wednesday, June 7

The Lexington Senior Center Chorale, under the direction of Andrew Wood, will begin Wednesday, June 7 at 1 p.m. at Bell House. This is a fun, friendly group get-together to sing folk, popular, patriotic, Broadway and movie favorites. For more information, call 859.278.6072.

Thursday, June 8

The Hearing Loss Association of America Lexington Chapter meeting will be held Thursday, June 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. This group meets on the second Thursday of most months. The chapter is dedicated to education, advocacy and support for people who do not hear well. Presentations are made by audiologists, doctors, professors, therapists, trainers, specialists, and others with hearing loss knowledge. For more information, email or visit

Friday, June 9

The fourth annual Bluegrass Elder Abuse Prevention Conference will be held Friday, June 9 at the Lexington Senior Center. This event is free to attend and lunch will be provided. The topics will include “In Their Own Voices” by Marie Smart of the University of Kentucky and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging; “The Way of the Compassionate Warrior: Developing the tools to become a resilient healer” with Joe Exline, strategic planning specialists with Diversified Nurse Consultants; “Caregiver Compassion Fatigue” with Carmen Conley, counseling supervisor with Bluegrass Care Navigators; and “Solving the Conflict in Elderscare Decision Making” with Dani Vandiviere, CEO, trainer and mediator with Summit Resolutions and Training. To register, call 859.676.3898 or go to

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course will be presented at the Fayette County Extension Service Friday, June 9, starting at 9 a.m. Taking the AARP Smart Driver Safety Course could earn participants a discount on automobile insurance premiums for three to five years. The program is a classroom course for drivers aged 50 and over. The course identifies many of the changes which occur as people age and suggests strategies for accommodating to those changes for safer driving. There will be no exams. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate which many car insurance agencies honor with a discount. Preregister by calling the Fayette County Extension Office at 859.257.5582.

Monday, June 12

The Bell House will host a diabetic support group June 12 at 9 a.m. This group meets the second Monday of each month.

Wednesday, June 21

There will be a financial planning for Alzheimer’s and dementia Wednesday, June 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m . at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for financial planning is now. This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about the financial costs associated with the care of a person with dementia and potential programs that may assist.

The Lexington Senior Center will be examining the new LifeSaver app Wednesday, June 21 that uses your phone and GPS to help prevent distracted driving. This app can be used by anyone, new teens learning to drive, parents, and seniors.

Now You Know, a monthly educational class featuring a speaker from an organization in Lexington, will be held Wednesday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lexington Senior Center. There will be a variety of topics throughout the year. For more information, call 859.278.6072.

Thursday, June 22

An aging support group that is for, by and about seniors will meet June 22 at 10 a.m. This group will be primarily lead by Amanda Patrick, a social worker at the Lexington Senior Center. Everyone at the senior center has some insight into life after retirement. The first meeting will determine the format of future meetings. Guests can decide if they want occasional speakers, an open forum for discussion and/or resources presented each month.

Thursday, June 29

There will be an “Instant Artist” class June 29 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lexington Senior Center. Guests can sign up with Jode Rose prior to the class.

Friday, June 30

The Lexington Senior Center is hosting a “Belle of Louisville luncheon cruise” Friday, June 30. The cost is $60 and includes motor coach transportation, luncheon cruise and gratuities. The travelers will leave the Lexington Senior Center at 10 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m.

This article also appears on page 17 of the June 2017 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal.

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