Silver Sneakers in the Neighborhood
Rebecca Hannifan is a certified instructor and teaches a few SilverSneakers classes for seniors at St. Luke UMC. Click here to read more about her classes.
Hamburg is Happening for Seniors
There are quite a few senior living complexes coming to the Hamburg area. Who is coming? Why are they choosing Hamburg? Click here to find out.
Feb 4 AARP Smart Driver Course, Lexington Senior Center
Feb 6 AARP Tax Help, Eastside Library
Feb 11 Memory Cafe, Alzheimer’s Association
Feb 14 Hearing Loss Association of America Lexington Chapter, Eastside Library
Feb 14 AARP Tax Help, Eastside Library
Feb 18 Elder Law Planning Seminar, ElderLawLexington
Feb 19 Kentucky Advocacy Day for Alzheimer’s Awareness
Feb 21 Heart Health and Inflammation Seminar, Millpond Integrative Health and Wellness Center
Feb 26 Registration date for pre-registered classes, Lexington Senior Center
Feb 27 Seminar on in-home care, W.T. Young Library
March 1 Family Caregiver Workshop, Alzheimer’s Association
April 19 Bluegrass Elder Abuse Prevention Conference, Lexington Senior Center
May 13 Kentucky State Parks Motor Coach Trip, Lexington Senior Center
July 25 Waterways and National Parks of the Pacific Northwest trip, Lexington Senior Center
events may require tickets or registration
7 Subtle Signs of a Heart Attack
As we observe Heart Month in February, know these subtle signs.
1. Chest Discomfort – it’s a more internal discomfort than external. It is said that it’s possible you won’t feel chest pain and people with diabetes tend to have less chest pain.
2. Pain Throughout Your Body – down your arm or up to your jaw.
3. Shortness of Breath – it’s a similar feeling when you walk up a flight of steps, but it’s troubling when it happens while sitting on the couch.
4. Confusion – when a heart attack is occurring, it reduces the flow of blood including the brain and that reduction causes confusion or mental lapses.
5. Fatigue – just being exhausted: not having the strength to move from the couch or possibly feeling like you just need to lay down after doing no physical activity.
6. Nausea or Indigestion – people do dismiss this feeling as just being acid reflux, but some red flags that should be taken into consideration are: New or Severe, Get worse when you’re active, or Occur along with other symptoms mentioned, like shortness of breath or pain
7. Feeling of Doom – it is a subjective feeling, but the overwhelming feeling that something is not right should never be ignored.
If you think you or someone else may have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
This article also appears on page 16 of the February 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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