Wallgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP Arrives in Louisville

Wallgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP Arrives in Louisville

Posted on 04/16/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Kentucky Tour Bus provides health tests, assessments, education and consulting services for FREE!  The “Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP” will provide free health tests at events near you throughout Louisville  from April 16-27, 2014.  Click here to download and print Louisville Tour Schedule. (PDF) Free health tests, valued at over $100, measure 10 key indicators that include total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, skeletal muscle, visceral fat, real body age and more. The tests are administered to adults age …

General Assembly approves caregiving study to examine needs of Kentuckians

General Assembly approves caregiving study to examine needs of Kentuckians

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy | Kentucky  The General Assembly recognizes the growing needs of family caregivers, calls for new research to examine present and future needs.  Senate Concurrent Resolution 102 tasks the Legislative Research Commission to conduct a study on family caregiving and long-term supports and services in Kentucky and deliver recommendations by December 2014.  This is a big win for the 735,000 Kentuckians who are caregivers for a loved one, providing an estimated 704 million hours of care at an estimated value of $7.1 billion. …

Hats off to Volunteers

Hats off to Volunteers

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Kentucky | Volunteering As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, AARP Kentucky would like to recognize the many Kentuckians who go above and beyond the call of duty to make life better for others.  Nearly a million Kentuckians volunteer their time and talents to strengthen their communities and improve the lives of others. Here at AARP Kentucky, we count ourselves lucky to be able to support just some of those volunteers as they work to make the world a better place.  Dr. Ethel Percy …

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Events | Kentucky What do the following people have in common? Whoopi Goldberg and Jay Leno; Laura Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush; The Moody Blues*; Linda Ronstadt; HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins stars Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri… They’re all coming to Life@50+ this May 8-10 in Boston! And with more than 50 planned lifestyle and learning sessions, nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, we really do have something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP …

Looking to start your own business?  We can help.

Looking to start your own business? We can help.

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Events | Kentucky | Money & Work The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP are teaming up to host Encore Entrepreneur month.  Two local events are planned in Kentucky targeting individuals over the age of 50 who want to grow their own business  April 11, 2014 in Bowling Green at SBDC Office, 2413 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101 Beginning at 9:00am to 11:00am. Follow link to register: http://aarp.cvent.com/SBAWKU April 25, 2014  in Lexington at Community Venture Corporation, 1450 N Broadway Rd. Lexington 40505. Beginning at …

Share Your Story of Caregiving

Share Your Story of Caregiving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Kentucky AARP is asking Kentuckians caring for frail family members to share their stories. AARP advocates will use the stories to explain caregivers’ needs to legislators and reporters. More than one million unpaid caregivers in Kentucky provided more than 700 million hours of care to relatives and friends in 2009, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute. “If family caregivers were no longer available, the economic cost to Kentucky’s health and long-term care systems would rise astronomically,” said Jim Kimbrough, AARP …