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Thursday, Dec. 1

The Lexington Senior Citizens Center will host Carolyn’s Corner Book Club will read and discuss A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler on Dec. 1 and 15 at 10 a.m. in the conference room at the Lexington Senior Center.

The Young at Heart Band will perform Thursday, Dec. 1 as part of the University of Kentucky Donovan Forum Series at 1:15 p.m. The band features big band music from the 1940s.

Sunday, Dec. 4

The Lexington Senior Citizen is offering a day trip see a performance of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Woodford Theatre Sunday, Dec. 4. The $25 cost includes van transportation and matinee admission. The guests will depart at 1 p.m. and return at 5:15 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 5

The Lexington Senior Citizens Center will host a AARP driver refresher course on Monday, Dec. 5 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sign-up are available at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane.

 

Thursday, Dec. 8

Do you have chronic hip or knee pain? Stephen Duncan, MD, a nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon with the University of Kentucky Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, will discuss surgical and non-surgical treatments for hip and knee arthritis and new technologies in hip and knee replacement. The event is free, but call 800-333-8874 to reserve your seat.

Saturday, Dec. 10

The Willows at Hamburg invites the community for a special Christmas event Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 until 11 a.m. This is a free event for the entire community. The public is invited for breakfast and pictures with Santa Claus. For more information, call 859.543.0337.

Now You Know, a monthly educational session, will be presented Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. at the Lexington Senior Citizens Center. In December, the guest speakers will be Sally Fitch and Jennifer Mauer from the Willows in Hamburg. They will be discussing ways to communicate with someone diagnosed with dementia. There will be a new presenter to speak on a new topic each month. For more information, call 278.6072.

Monday, Dec. 12

The Lexington Senior Citizens Center will host an “Instant Artist” program Monday, Dec. 12 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Each guest can take home a masterpiece by the end of the class. Contact Martha or Jode 859.278.6072 to register.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

The Lexington Senior Citizens Center will host a trip to Louisville that will include a visit to the The Galt House and Mega Cavern Lights on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The $75 cost includes small coach transportation, dinner, admission to KaLightoscope Christmas, Lights under Louisville and driver gratuity. The guests will depart Lexington Senior Citizens Center at 1 p.m. and will return at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 859.278.6072.

Friday, Dec. 16

The Senior Center of Lexington will host a holiday party Friday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. Lunch will include turkey and mashed potatoes or ham and sweet potato stuffing, green beans, macaroni and cheese, dinner roll and various cakes for dessert. Tickets will be on sale until Dec. 9.

Friday, Dec. 23

The Lexington Senior Citizens Center will be closed Dec. 23 and Dec. 26.

Thursday, Dec. 29

Provision Living at Beaumont Centre will sponsor an Alzheimer’s support group meeting Dec. 29 from noon until 1 p.m. at the Lexington Public Library branch at 3080 Fieldstone Way in Lexington.

This is an opportunity to talk, share and learn with Carla Guthrie, a certified professional counselor.

The support group is designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers along with a chance to exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions; talk through issues and ways of coping; share feelings, needs and concerns; learn about community resources.  Guests are asked to RSVP by Dec. 28 to reserve a boxed lunch or just show up if you do not want a lunch.

This article also appears on page 17 of the December 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. For more Hamburg area news, subscribe to the Hamburg Journal weekly digital newsletter.

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