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On June 14 Pleasant Meadow Assisted Living celebrated their fourth anniversary and their new name with an open house.

 

Monday, July 2

Every Monday from 1 – 3 pm the Lexington Senior Center holds Pickleball instruction and play on the outdoor court.

 

Tuesday, July 3

The Lexington Senior Center is hosting a Fourth of July Cookout on July 3 at 11:30 am. Musical entertainment and game will be set up outside, weather permitting.

The Wills Clinic at the Lexington Senior Center in partnership with Legal Aid of the Bluegrass & the Fayette County Bar Association will be held Tuesday, July 3.

 

Wednesday, July 11

Lexington Clinic will host a new diabetes support group, Diabetes Lifestyles: A Community Resource. The first class will meet July 11.

 

Monday, July 16

If you have questions regarding your tablet, laptop, or smartphone AARP volunteers will be at the Lexington Senior Center on the third and fourth Monday of each month from 11 am to 12:30 pm to work with you one-on-one.

 

Tuesday July 17

AARP Driver Safety  with Red Grange 11:30 a.m. on July 17.

 

Thursday, July 19

The Alzheimer’s Association is holding an educational webinar on “Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: What’s the Difference and Why it Matters” on Thursday, July 19 at 11 am and again at 2 pm. All people with memory loss do not have dementia, and all people with dementia do not have Alzheimer’s disease. Understanding the difference between memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia is important in getting the right treatment and follow-up care. Registration is required by visiting ALZWebinars.org.

 

Tuesday, July 24

Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. This Effective Communications program is at the Alzheimer’s Association on Palumbo Drive on July 24, from 11 am to noon. Registration is required.

 

Plan Ahead

The Lexington Senior Center organizes trips to visit great places in Kentucky. They also plan opportunities for national and international travel.

The Kentucky State Fair Thursday, August 21, 2018. This is a three sneakers event wich means lots of walking, may include:  uneven surfaces such as gravel or grass and/or multiple stairs.

2018 European River Cruise Danube with two nights in Germany October 2 – 12, 2018.

 

 

Before We Were Yours - Lisa Wingate

CAROLYN’S CORNER BOOK CLUB

The July reading is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate, discussed on July 5 and 19 at 10 am. Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel. Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country.

 

This article also appears on page 16 of the June 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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