Sandwich Generation

— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

Scott Wegenast, Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach with AARP Kentucky.

— AARP Kentucky Comments – Public Hearing: Hazard, Kentucky Kentucky HEALTH 1115 Waiver Application Good morning.  My name is Scott Wegenast, Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach with AARP Kentucky.  I appreciate the opportunity to comment on the proposed Kentucky HEALTH 1115 Waiver application, and to specifically express our concerns about the proposed changes for Medicaid and the possible negative impact the changes could have to the 1.2 million Medicaid beneficiaries in the state. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with …

Thurman-Abbott House for Lady Veterans Opens

— Thurman-Abbott Home for Lady Veterans Ready to Serve Those Who’ve Served Us Kentucky’s first long-term transitional home for women veterans is now a reality for Lady Veterans Hands for Hope. In a state with 328,000 veterans, some 24,000 are women. As the number of women veterans doubles over the next three to five years, the new Thurman-Abbott Home for Lady Veterans in Lexington is an important step in bridging the gap for lady veterans. Reverend Jim Thurman of Shiloh Baptist …

BRAIN

— AARP will host a tele-town hall on brain health in five states, including Kentucky, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 6:45 p.m. EDT. World-class experts on brain health will offer tips on managing stress, keeping fit, eating right and being a lifelong learner. “There are simple steps we can all take to keep our brains healthy for the rest of our lives,” said Ron Bridges, AARP state director. Mental fitness is a top concern for people as they age, according to …

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— Share your feedback, personal stories or comments on the proposal to change Medicaid! Governor Matt Bevin is asking for Kentuckians’ input on his comprehensive plan to change how Kentucky’s Medicaid program delivers health care coverage for some 440,000 Kentuckians.  Three Public Hearings on the proposed changes are being held across the state and are open for anyone seeking to add their comments on the Governor’s proposal (Section 1115 Waiver). The federal government allows states to apply for changes in how …

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— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. …

C4TC1

— Are you currently caring for a family member?  Do you struggle to find balance between work, family and caregiving responsibilities?  Help is available! Please join AARP Kentucky on Saturday, July, 9th  for a morning of relaxation and education open to all family caregivers: Feel free to drop in any time between 9 a.m. and 12:00 noon. The event is at the Hilton Garden Inn – Louisville Airport on 2735 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40209. You’ll be treated to: The Spa: access massages, screenings …

Caregiving Resource Center

— AARP Kentucky volunteers are hosting four Prepare to Care workshops in Louisville this June.  The workshops will help people plan for the role of family caregiver. “Unfortunately, most families don’t have a caregiving plan in place. This workshop tells you how to make a plan before the situation becomes a critical need,” said Deborah Turner, an AARP Kentucky volunteer. “The workshop is not only about the aging parent or the disabled adult who will need care, it is also about helping caregivers …

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— If you’re a 50+ job seeker, what’s the first thing you should do? Don’t miss our interactive webinar “Target, Conquer & Focus: Getting Back to Work” Tuesday, June 14th at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT!  Holly Brack — National Program Coordinator at AARP Foundation with over 20 years of experience teaching job search skills — will help you learn how to target your job search, conquer the job application, focus on yourself and stay strong. She’ll be joined by Back to …