— Norman O’Grady – who, at the age of 93, has spent over thirty years helping low-income seniors in Louisville – is the 2017 winner of the AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service. And Project Warm, a non-profit where O’Grady spends much of his time and energy, is a big winner too – earning a $2,000 check from AARP Kentucky. AARP Kentucky honored Norman O’Grady today during a lunch at Project Warm.  The Andrus Award – named after AARP founder …

— Every 2 seconds in America, someone’s identity gets stolen. Con artists don’t care how hard Kentuckians have worked.  They just want your money. Take steps to protect your hard-earned money — join AARP Kentucky, the Better Business Bureau, WHAS 11, Shred-It, River Metals Recycling, and Kroger to shred up to four boxes of sensitive documents and recycle your electronics. The Shredding Event will be held on Saturday, October 7th at the Middletown Kroger parking lot located on 12501 Shelbyville Rd.  …

— Catch one of the world’s leading experts on outsmarting con artists. For over four decades, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists and now he wants to share his knowledge with you! As one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents, Abagnale has joined forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and AARP Kentucky. On Thursday, October 12th at 1:30, Abagnale will help our community learn how to spot …

— 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 …

—   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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Thanks for Caring! During this Thanksgiving season and National Caregiver’s Month, AARP Kentucky and Who’s Who Louisville want to thank all caregivers with a fun, free meet and greet to unwind before the holiday season. The event will be held Thursday, November 19th at Brendon’s Catch 23, 505 S 4th Street, Louisville 40202 (Located in the former landmark Stewart’s Dry Goods Building) You’re invited to stop by any time from 5:30 – 8:30 for complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and live music by SHERYL ROUSE. You’ll also …

— Tour Bus providing health tests, assessments, education and consulting services for FREE!  The “Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP” will provide free health tests at events near you throughout Louisville  from April 16-27, 2014.  Click here to download and print Louisville Tour Schedule. (PDF) Free health tests, valued at over $100, measure 10 key indicators that include total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, skeletal muscle, visceral fat, real body age and more. The tests are administered to adults age …