— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Kentucky for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— The Winners Have Been Chosen The winners of the 2019 AARP Real Possibilities Faith Award have been selected. The Faith Award is an opportunity to recognize the unsung, unpaid heroes of the faith community. AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” has shaped our community service efforts at the national, state, and local levels. This will be our 3rd and final Real Possibilities …

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7 p.m. ET No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

— AARP Kentucky’s volunteer Executive Council and local volunteers kept busy mobilizing and monitoring lawmakers’ actions during the 2019 General Assembly session. As part of Lobby Day in the Capitol on Feb. 20, volunteers delivered priority proposals to lawmakers, shared personal stories and sought their support for the needs of AARP members. AARP Kentucky’s legislative priorities include support for family caregivers, retirement security, tax fairness and affordable health coverage. For instance, one Senate bill would make it simpler for physicians to …

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— Christian County 5th grader, his family, and teacher honored for a heartfelt story of  Grandfather’s love in statewide essay contest. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sebastian Dazey of Millbrooke Elementary in Hopkinsville earned top honors in the 2019 Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest sponsored by Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) and AARP Kentucky. Sebastian Dazey and his grandfather, Danny Crunk, received statewide recognition during the 18th Annual “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” ceremony at the KRTA Convention in Louisville. The …

— Join AARP and the Thrive Center from 9:00-3:00 on May 10th for tips on how to get the most out of your mobile devices. All sessions will include a brief overview of the safety and security of using these devices. We will cover: • Smart Technology • Social Media • Voice Recognition Technology • Wearables Each session will be presented four times throughout the day (9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm). When registering, you will be able to …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— Have you ever thought about writing your own book? Join our panel discussion on April 24th with local writers who will discuss their influences and their writing process. They’ll also offer tips on how you can start writing your own Great American Novel! During the presentation and in the Q&A afterwards, you’ll find out about the opportunities for new writers to be published. Panel: Stephen Zimmer, Fantasy and publisher Seventh Star Press Bill Noel, Mystery and Thriller Angela McPherson, Children’s …

— The city of Lexington is considering changing its zoning rules to allow homeowners to build more accessory dwelling units (ADUs)—also commonly known as granny flats or mother-in-law suites—on their properties. The residences are typically attached to an existing home or situated elsewhere on a property. They offer an affordable option for older adults who want to remain in their homes as they age, rather than move to a retirement village or other setting. With the help of a grant from …

— Find out what you can already be doing to prepare at our free, two-part webinar. Retirement Planning: Top Tips to Get or Stay on Track Part 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you making the right decisions today for a better retirement down the road? You can and AARP is here to help you get on track with your retirement plans. Simply register now for our free, two-part …