Lexington Lead the Way as Age-Friendly Community

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Kentucky Lexington is the first city in Kentucky to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. As part of a global effort by the World Health Organization, the network helps participating cities become great places to live by adopting such features as safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; and access to services and opportunities to participate in community activities. “Well-designed communities sustain economic growth and make for happier, healthier residents of all ages,” said Scott Wegenast, AARP associate state …

These streets weren’t made for walking…

Posted on 08/26/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Kentucky Second only to driving, walking is one of the most popular means of getting from point A to point B in the US.  It’s easy, cheap and has the added benefit of boosting your mood and increasing your health and longevity.  All you need is a pair of sneakers and you’re ready to go! Or are you? Just how walkable is your neighborhood? I’d be willing to wager not very.  While Kentucky communities tend to be car and truck friendly, …

AARP joins Centre College and WAVE3 News in cancelling efforts for U.S. Senate debate

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy | Kentucky Given lack of agreement between the candidates,AARP Kentucky is disappointed that its offer to jointly host a U.S. Senate Debate with Centre College and WAVE3 News will not proceed as planned on September 3, 2014. “Our goal throughout these past several months was simple and straight forward: An unfiltered debate about Kentuckians and for Kentuckians,” stated AARP Kentucky State President Jim Kimbrough. The partnership between AARP, Centre College and WAVE3 News offered the fullest range of experience needed for a …

Beating Con Artists at Their Own Game – Watch AARP Live

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Events | Kentucky | Money & Work AARP Live: Don’t Get Scammed!   Reports show that a majority of American consumers scammed, some 47 percent, are over age 50. Estimates show that victims age 55 and older lose $3 billion dollars annually, but the true amounts are many times higher, because most of these crimes go unreported out of embarrassment. Con artists work overtime finding weak spots in consumers’ defenses. Beating the con artists from stealing your personal information can be done if you learn how to spot these …

Voter’s Guide Cuts Campaign Clutter in State Senate Race

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Kentucky | Press Senator McConnell and Secretary Grimes Focus of New Voters’ Guide on Kentuckians’ Financial Security Kentucky  Voters at 134th Fancy Farm Picnic first in state to receive 2014 Voters’ Guide delivering an “in their own words” look at how the candidates compare on Health and Financial Security issues. AARP Kentucky is taking its 2014 Kentucky Senate Voter’s Guide on the campaign trail to Kentuckians at the “unofficial kick-off” for political campaigns at 134th Fancy Farm Picnic. The guide focuses on where …

Rep. Whitfield Backs Reauthorizing Landmark Law That Helps Address Older Kentuckians’ Needs

Posted on 07/24/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy | Kentucky | Press AARP is praising Rep. Edward Whitfield (KY-1) for signing on as a co-sponsor of the Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization, bipartisan legislation which would extend for four years provisions of the landmark 1965 law that helps pay for an array of services which address many key needs of older Kentuckians. The OAA funds home-delivered meals, transportation, community-based long-term care, legal services, elder abuse and prevention services, preventive health services, nursing home ombudsmen, senior community service jobs and services that help …