— Your Invited Lexington! Livable Lexington invites the public to two events coming to the Lexington Senior Center. As Kentucky’s population ages and people stay healthy and active longer, communities must adapt. Livable Lexington is a guiding force of concerned residents working to make Lexington the best place to grow up and grow older. Housing, transportation, open spaces, job opportunities, social inclusion, and communications are all areas of focus for this initiative. Lexington is  one of 220 “Age-Friendly” communities nationwide and …

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— Schedule an AARP presentation Does your community group need a speaker? AARP volunteers can deliver presentations on a variety of topics to groups of 25 or more almost anywhere in Kentucky. We can tailor the length of the talk to fit the group’s needs. Topics include: Fraud (20-45 mins.) – AARP helps attendees protect themselves and their loved ones by looking at fraud trends and behavior; The Con Artist’s Play Book; prevention techniques and resources. Caregiving (20-45 mins.) – AARP …

— Are you looking for a part-time job? AARP can connect you with employers who are looking for workers aged 50+. Register today for our free Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work, Thursday, January 26th. It’s a live, online event starting at 11 a.m. ET where you can upload a résumé, chat with hiring employers, and get tips to help you find a part-time job! You’ll have access to interactive webinar hosted by hiring employers and be able to play online games that …

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— Bust out your boots and get to know AARP Kentucky staff, volunteers and other members Saturday, April 8th at Kenny Rogers’ farewell performance at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts. The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee has endeared himself to music lovers around the world, and this show will be the last stop on his final world tour, “The Gambler’s Last Deal.” Before the show, come by the AARP table to connect with us and learn more about …

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— AARP Kentucky is looking for a volunteer leader to serve as the new state president. The next state president will serve as the innovative lead and spokesperson for the more than 460,000 AARP members in Kentucky. “This is a very influential role for our organization,” said Ron Bridges, AARP Kentucky State Director. “We are looking for someone who is committed to bettering the lives of people in Kentucky. This opportunity is a once-in-a-lifetime position, that makes a positive impact on …

— When the General Assembly convenes Jan. 3, AARP advocates will be on the ground in Frankfort, pressing for legislation important to Kentuckians age 50-plus. To support the estimated 648,000 family caregivers in the state, AARP is seeking passage of the Kentucky Caregivers Act, which would provide information and training for family caregivers before a loved one comes home from a hospital stay. Another priority is developing a “work and save” option for nearly 795,000 private-sector workers whose employers do not …

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— After more than a decade, our friend, mentor, and colleague, Jim Kimbrough is stepping down as AARP Kentucky State President. Jim has worked to enhance the quality of life for Kentuckians of all ages and enact positive social change through advocacy and community service. As state president, Jim fought to make health care more available and affordable, promoted financial security initiatives, and improved quality long term care options and supports for Kentuckians who want to age at home. He engaged …

— Lexington AARP volunteers’ excitement could be seen on their faces as they greet local members and guests to the historic Lyric Theatre. The film, “Southside with You” was selected as the first in a series of free AARP Movies for Grownups in Lexington. The importance of community involvement and engagement was highlighted at Lexington’s Lyric Theatre during a screening of “Southside with You” part of AARP’s Movies for Grownups. The film, inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date in 1989, …

— Does your community group need a speaker? AARP volunteers can deliver presentations on a variety of topics to groups of 25 or more almost anywhere in Kentucky—and can tailor the length of the talk to fit the group’s needs. Topics include fraud prevention (20 to 45 minutes); legislative issues in Frankfort and Washington, D.C. (20 to 30 minutes); resources for family caregivers (20 to 45 minutes); and Social Security, its history and future (20 to 45 minutes). “These presentations are …

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— The holidays aren’t always the happiest time of year – especially if you’re dealing with the stress of being a family caregiver. Or what if, you’re a long-distance caregiver that will return home for the holidays? AARP is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a very special webinar titled, “Caregiving & the Holidays: Signs, Expectations & Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 3pm ET Ruth Drew, who is Director of Family and Information Services at the …