— Do you know more about your loved ones medication than they do?  You might be a family caregiver? Join our Caring for the Caregiver event, where you can… Connect with others in situations similar to yours, Learn how to develop a caregiving plan and about resources available in our community, and Receive a free massage or a yoga lesson. This event is designed to be educational as well as relaxing!  Attendees will be able to move freely throughout the event …

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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 …

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— Kentucky’s family caregivers have new resources to help loved ones when they need it most. Download and print copies of the Kentucky Caregivers’ Wallet Card: Kentucky downloadable_wallet_card_file_KY Family caregiving is a labor of love, to be sure. But it can also be overwhelming, stressful and exhausting. That’s why we’re fighting for commonsense solutions to help. the Kentucky Family Caregivers Act is a new law that helps family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition …

— 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 …

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— New scorecard ranks Kentucky 50th in helping care for a growing populations of Kentuckians aging and living with disabilities.  Report calls for change in the pace to meet growing needs and shifting demographic demands. Picking Up the Pace of Change: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers – the third in a series of reports—ranks each state overall and on 25 specific indicators in five key dimensions: affordability and …

— 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 …

— Settlement with LG&E and Kentucky Utilities a Big Win for Kentuckians Kentucky Attorney General’s Office of Rate Intervention settlement with LG&E and KU to save Kentuckians $90 million annually – $33.2 million of that for residential ratepayers. In response to Attorney General Andy Beshear’s announcement that the Office of Rate Intervention has entered into a settlement with LG&E and KU, AARP Kentucky released the following statement by volunteer State President Charlotte Whittaker. “The bottom line is this settlement with LG&E and …

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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 …

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— Want to become more warm & natural in job interviews? Don’t miss our fun, out-of-the-box webinar “Improv to Get the Job” THIS Thursday 10/20 at 7pm ET. Skilled improv artists Ellen Ornato-Feldman and Jenny Drescher — who hail from Connecticut — will help you learn how to use improvisation techniques that could help you land your next job! They’ll also take your questions live! PLUS everyone who registers will get a free travel mug! Register now!

— AARP Kentucky is pleased to welcome the City of Louisville into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The city is the 120th to join the national network and the fourth in Kentucky with Berea, Bowling Green and Lexington. Affiliated with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities®, the network helps participating communities become great places for people of all ages by adopting features such as safe, walkable streets; better housing and transportation options; access to …

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— 2016 Louisville Innovation Summit Announces New Speakers at Third Annual Conference, October 9-11, 2016. AARP joins in sponsoring the Louisville Innovation Summit (LIS) bringing together healthcare executives and technology entrepreneurs sharing expertise while exploring new avenues redefining the future of aging care. In addition to expert speakers, the LIS offers hosts of opportunities to be inspired and to connect with other innovators. The Louisville Innovation Summit will address issues facing the Aging Care industry, as it presents its third annual …