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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 …

—   Kentucky’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is in the process of making important decisions about the cost of your electric and gas bills. KU and LG&E are asking the Kentucky Public Service Commission to allow them to raise your utility rates — doubling your monthly basic service charge from $10.75 to $22. Kentuckians can’t afford another big LG&E/KU rate request. AARP Kentucky believes it’s unfair and too costly for customers. You can help stop this expensive rate increase. The Kentucky …

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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 …

— The Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a Center of the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships and FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to a webinar on Thursday, September 8 from 2-3 PM ET. The webinar will provide you with information on disaster preparedness resources to help you have successful National Preparedness Month.  You’ll also hear talks about the FEMA Non-Profit Security Grant and Building Resilience with Diverse Communities. How to Join …

— Are you or someone you know a passionate, strategic thinker with the ability to motivate and inspire others? Do you like to have fun while doing it? If so, now is the time to apply! AARP Kentucky is accepting applications for State President, AARP’s top volunteer position at the state level. A visionary leader is needed to help shape our outreach and advocacy efforts in Kentucky. Be a Leader:  Lead AARP volunteers in Kentucky Represent the concerns of more than 450,000 AARP members Play …

— Older Kentuckians are increasingly plugging into social media, and AARP Kentucky wants to hear what they have to say! Folks on our social media channels are busy chatting about caregiving, financial security, livable communities, Social Security, grandkids, pets and other things that matter to them. AARP KY is recruiting volunteers who use Facebook and/or Twitter to encourage people to share ideas about these issues online. When we reach out to our members via social media, we are not just reaching members. Potentially, …

— The fourth annual iKnow expo in Lexington aims to arm family caregivers with information and resources that can make their lives a little easier. Sponsored by AARP Kentucky, the free event will be Sunday, April 3, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Lexington Center. Attendees can pick up materials and chat with experts about health care, financial planning, housing and community services. The event will also offer entertainment. “It’s going to be a lively, upbeat, engaging event that can …

— “I was stressed and worn out. I could not work and take care of him so I eventually took an early retirement. It was the only way I felt I could survive,” said JoAnn. Since the 1990s, JoAnn, age 66, cared for her husband, John, a former police officer, due to disability from injuries, heart disease, and lung and colon cancer. As his health declined, John depended solely on JoAnn for constant, complex care. John died in 2014; JoAnn now …

— Steve Polston – who has spent years helping the homeless in Lexington – is the 2015 winner of the AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service. And the New Life Day Center, a non-profit facility founded by Polston, is a big winner too – earning a $2,000 check from AARP Kentucky. The Andrus Award – named after AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus – is given annually to an outstanding older Kentuckian who is making a powerful difference in his/her community …

— AARP Kentucky is kicking into high gear this October. Come join us! We’re hosting a variety of fun and educational events throughout the month, such as Tech Night to learn all that your tablet or mobile phone has to offer, a Prepare to Care class to provide tips and resources to make your caregiving experience easier and a Life Reimagined checkup to help find your best life! 10/20/15 — Tech Night, 6:30 – 7:30pm, refreshments served, AARP State Office, 10401 Linn …

—   There’s so much to see and do at Dollywood, it’s tough to decide how to make the most of your visit. Luckily, we’re here to help shed some light on the top most “can’t miss” attractions at the park. 1. Award-winning Shows The show at Dollywood’s shows are world famous, and with good reason, they’ve even beaten out Disney for awards. See for yourself why Dollywood has won “best shows” Golden Ticket honors. If you enjoy shows, Dollywood produces …