National Hospice Month
November is National Hospice and Family Caregivers Month. For more than 35 years, the Medicare hospice program has offered a person-centered approach to treatment that includes expert medical care, comprehensive pain management, and emotional and spiritual support – most often provided in your home.
Spring Forward, Fall Back
Lexington’s Fire Department is here to help
October was Fire Prevention Month in Lexington, but it’s the time change in November that often serves as a reminder to everyone to test and change the batteries in their smoke alarms.
The Lexington Fire Department Community Services Division, in partnership with the American Red Cross, offers the option to install 10-year lithium battery smoke alarms in all homes in Fayette County.
The smoke alarms are free and can be installed by the Lexington Fire Department at no cost to the occupant.
As part of the installation, the LFD also conducts a fire safety inspection.
Contact the Lexington Fire Department via email at LFDfirstname.lastname@example.org or call (859) 231-5662.
Lexington fire chief Kristin Chilton reminds everyone, “Today’s home fires burn faster than ever…In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.”
To make a donation to the Lexington Fire Department Smoke Alarms Program, mail your check to 1405 Old Frankfort Pike Lexington KY 40504.
Thursday, November 1
On November 1 tables go on sale for the Holiday Craft Bazaar and Open House at the Lexington Senior Center. The Holiday Craft Bazaar is on December 14.
Saturday, November 3
The City’s Aging and Disability Services Division invites residents to attend “Home Reimagined” event on housing needs and home
modifications on November 3. From 9 am to noon at the Lexington Senior Center. Participants will have the opportunity to speak one-one-one with experts and get their future housing questions answered.
Monday, November 5
Eastside Library hosts a Caregiving Seminar on November 5 at 6 pm. Learn the facts about caregiving and gain some practical tips and tools to provide the best care for your loved one. Presented by Laura Dake of the Bluegrass Care Navigators.
Tuesday, November 6
Learn smart strategies to maximize your giving while minimizing your taxes, including donor advised charitable funds, Endow Kentucky Tax Credits, qualified minimum distributions from IRAs, charitable legacy planning and more at the Lexington Senior Center on November 6.
Thursday, November 8
Hearing Loss Association of America Lexington Chapter (HLAALC) meets at Eastside Library on Thursday, November 8. They offer emotional support, tips and techniques for living with hearing loss, and technical information about hearing assistance devices. Presentations are made by audiologists, doctors, professors, therapists, trainers, specialists, and others with hearing loss knowledge. Real Time Captioning is used at the meetings.
Magnolia Springs Fall Ball is November 8 at 6 pm. There will be music, dancing, light hors d’ oeuvres, and a Fall Ball King and Queen.
Friday, November 9
There is a presentation about Medicare Options at Lexington Public Library (downtown) on November 9 at 11 am. This presentation is designed to help new beneficiaries and their caregivers have a better understanding of the Medicare program, including what Medicare covers, supplemental Medicare Health plans, Medicare Advantage plans, and Part D prescription drug coverage.
Friday November 16
Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lexington Senior Center is on November 16. Tickets are required.
Tuesday, November 20
The annual Thanksgiving Dinner at The Willows at Hamburg is Tuesday, November 20 at 6 pm. Call 859-543-0337 to RSVP.
Wednesday, November 21
Heritage Hymn Sing at Heritage Church at Liberty Ridge Senior Living is November 21 at 6 pm.
Friday, November 30
A Caregiving Conference will be held on November 30 from 8 am to 4:30 pm at the UK Bill Gatton Student Center Ballroom. If you provide care for a person with dementia, this conference will address the basics of dementia issues including the importance of humor in caregiving and techniques for enjoying the holidays. Registration is required.
This article also appears on page 16 of the November 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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