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— AARP Community Challenge Grant Program to Help Make Communities Better Places to Live for All Ages AARP is now accepting applications for Community Challenge grants to fund projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative that aims to make our communities great places to live for everyone. The application deadline is June 30, 2017 and all projects must be completed by November 1, 2017. All applications must be submitted through …

— AARP Kentucky has teamed up with AARP Tennessee to cosponsor the third annual Welcome Home festival for veterans Sept. 13-16 in Clarksville, Tenn. The Volunteer State is home to more than 500,000 veterans, and Clarksville is home to Fort Campbell, one of the largest Army bases in the nation. The event will feature a parade; the American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall; food, wine and other beverages; and a concert Saturday evening. The celebration aims to honor and support everyone who …

— Inspired Service of Faith-filled Volunteers Recognized with 2017 AARP Real Possibilities Faith Awards AARP Kentucky volunteers, staff, and friends recently celebrated 23 inspiring, faith-filled volunteers nominated for their dedicated service in Louisville. The celebration experience was attended by more than 100, included a live band, and Emceed by WLOU 104.7 FM radio personality, Ms. Krystal. Wilma Mitchell, a local AARP Kentucky volunteer, helped to coordinate the outreach effort.  According to Mitchell, “I was honored and excited to be a part of …

— AARP Kentucky hosted a month-long nomination period to find a Real Possibilities Faith Award winner. The purpose of the award is to honor long-serving members of Louisville’s faith community who are often the unsung heroes. Faith groups across Louisville were encouraged to nominate deserving members from their faith families. Nominees were judged on the impact their work had on members of their faith community, how the work supported their faith group’s mission, and how it improved the lives of the …

— AARP Kentucky is hosting Grandparents and Family Day at two ballparks this spring. The Louisville Bats, a Cincinnati Reds’ farm team, will welcome AARP members and their guests as the team takes on the Gwinnett Braves on Wednesday, May 31, at 6:35 p.m. The Lexington Legends, a farm team for the Kansas City Royals, invite AARP members and guests to a game against the Asheville Tourists on Tuesday, June 13, at 7:05 p.m. For discount tickets to either game, show …

— 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 …

— Every two minutes, someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. AARP Kentucky is sponsoring a shredding event in Lexington on April 22. Anyone can bring confidential documents they no longer need for free shredding. For details, visit aarp.org/ky. Nationally, in 2015 more than 3 million consumers were conned out of $765 million. According to federal data, Kentuckians filed more than 24,000 fraud and identity theft complaints in 2015. The AARP Fraud Watch Network also aims …

— 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 …

— Bust out your boots and join AARP Kentucky for Kenny Rogers’ farewell performance on Saturday, April 8, in Danville. The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee has endeared himself to music lovers around the world, and the show at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts will be the last stop on his final world tour, The Gambler’s Last Deal. AARP Kentucky is the exclusive sponsor of this landmark concert, and AARP members can get a 15 percent discount on …

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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 …

— 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, …