Idle Hour Park Enhancements Unveiled at Ceremony in Lexington

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-13T15:11:41+00:00">November 13, 2017</time> by AARP Kentucky

Mayor Jim Gray and Monica Conrad, Lexington Parks & Recreation Director, joined with local residents and AARP Kentucky to unveil the completed project in Idle Hour Park. Lexington was one of two recipients of an AARP Community Challenge Grant in Kentucky. Lexington Parks & Recreation was awarded the Community Challenge Grant in September, with the requirement that the project be completed by November 1st.  Quick work by the Parks & Recreation Department ensured that the Idle Hour Park project was …

Kentucky must honor it’s commitment to teachers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-02T14:05:00+00:00">November 2, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="http://states.aarp.org/region/kentucky/">Kentucky</a></span></div></section> </div>

Kentucky at an important crossroad.  The decisions the state makes now will determine whether our teachers, who work so hard to educate and support our children, are able to live independently and with dignity in retirement. AARP believes any proposal should consider the importance of teacher recruitment and retention for the children of the Commonwealth.  Considering the struggle many states are going to attract and retain qualified teachers, it’s imperative that Kentucky keep its defined benefit pension plan and make …

Meet our 2017 Andrus Award Winner — Norman O’Grady!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-18T15:32:13+00:00">October 18, 2017</time> by AARP Kentucky

Norman O’Grady – who, at the age of 93, has spent over thirty years helping low-income seniors in Louisville – is the 2017 winner of the AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service. And Project Warm, a non-profit where O’Grady spends much of his time and energy, is a big winner too – earning a $2,000 check from AARP Kentucky. AARP Kentucky honored Norman O’Grady today during a lunch at Project Warm.  The Andrus Award – named after AARP founder …

Free Document Shredding and Electronic Recycling Event in Middletown

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-29T10:34:23+00:00">September 29, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-29T10:40:09+00:00">September 29, 2017</time> by AARP Kentucky

Every 2 seconds in America, someone’s identity gets stolen. Con artists don’t care how hard Kentuckians have worked.  They just want your money. Take steps to protect your hard-earned money — join AARP Kentucky, the Better Business Bureau, WHAS 11, Shred-It, River Metals Recycling, and Kroger to shred up to four boxes of sensitive documents and recycle your electronics. The Shredding Event will be held on Saturday, October 7th at the Middletown Kroger parking lot located on 12501 Shelbyville Rd.  …

Catch one of the world’s leading experts on outsmarting con artists… by phone!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-14T11:42:49+00:00">September 14, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-02T11:11:28+00:00">October 2, 2017</time> by AARP Kentucky

Catch one of the world’s leading experts on outsmarting con artists. For over four decades, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists and now he wants to share his knowledge with you! As one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents, Abagnale has joined forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and AARP Kentucky. On Thursday, October 12th at 1:30, Abagnale will help our community learn how to spot …

Bowling Green, Lexington win big in the AARP Community Challenge

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-08T11:18:57+00:00">September 8, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-08T11:29:44+00:00">September 8, 2017</time> by AARP Kentucky

AARP Kentucky announces two winners for the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community-level. The winning projects include the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Division of Parks and Recreation and the Western Kentucky University Center for Gerontology. Each project was fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “Kentucky can be proud of the local work by so many community partners and volunteers …

Nominate Someone for the Real Possibilities Faith Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-04-26T03:00:00+00:00">April 26, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-04-26T15:58:45+00:00">April 26, 2017</time> by AARP Kentucky

Nominate someone by May 1st. AARP Kentucky is hosting the inaugural Real Possibilities Faith Award to honor long-serving members of the Louisville faith community.  This is one way to give back to Kentuckians who give so much. We encourage faith groups across the Louisville area to nominate deserving members from their community. Each organization may nominate up to three people. To be eligible, nominees must be at least 50-years-old and have served as an active member of their faith community for …

Help Stop LG&E and KU from Raising Rates Again

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-04-05T14:12:56+00:00">April 5, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-04-05T14:18:49+00:00">April 5, 2017</time> by AARP Kentucky

  Kentucky’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is in the process of making important decisions about the cost of your electric and gas bills. KU and LG&E are asking the Kentucky Public Service Commission to allow them to raise your utility rates — doubling your monthly basic service charge from $10.75 to $22. Kentuckians can’t afford another big LG&E/KU rate request. AARP Kentucky believes it’s unfair and too costly for customers. You can help stop this expensive rate increase. The Kentucky …

i know expo 2017: know how for the next stage

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-03-28T15:37:46+00:00">March 28, 2017</time> by

Wondering how to plan for what’s next in life? Or how to balance the responsibilities of caregiving? Or how to best cope with disabilities? Or perhaps about insurance, Medicare, housing options, safety, estate planning, memory, staying active, getting around and more? Come out and spend and some time at the “i know expo” on Sunday April 2nd from noon to 4:30 pm. At the Lexington Center Bluegrass Ballroom. The expo is a free event for folks of all ages and …

Governor Bevin Signs Bill to help 650,000 Family Caregivers Kentucky

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-03-21T15:18:39+00:00">March 21, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="http://states.aarp.org/region/kentucky/">Kentucky</a></span></div></section> </div>

AARP today celebrates the enactment of the Kentucky Family Caregivers Act.  We applaud legislative leaders and Governor Bevin for signing this bill, which will benefit caregivers and their loved ones. In addition to Governor Bevin, AARP Kentucky salutes the leadership of Paul Hornback, his co-sponsors Senators Julie Raque Adams, Danny Carroll, C.B. Embry, and Representative Addia Wuchner. “Kentucky’s elected officials worked together on behalf of our state’s most passionate unpaid workers, family caregivers,” said Charlotte Whittaker, AARP Kentucky State President. …