— “Meet, Drink, and Paint Happy” – Join the First AARP Paint Party in Louisville Channel your inner artist and discover how to Brush with Greatness at our 1st Paint Party in Louisville. All you need to bring is friends and your creativity. It’s an afternoon of fun, food and creating that first masterpiece.  Join other aspiring artists for painting with a purpose. And you will learn from a world-class local artist who’s an AARP volunteer! Who:       Open to …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job …

— A recent change in Kentucky’s guardianship law aims to encourage more relatives to take on guardianship roles and to make the process more family friendly. When a person is incapable of managing his or her affairs, a court can appoint a guardian to make decisions about property, medical care, living arrangements and finances. Kentucky previously was the only state to require a jury trial for guardianship. Jury trials are expensive, but could help prevent financial exploitation or other forms of …

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— Contact AARP Kentucky AARP Kentucky’s office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.  Please contact us via email at kyaarp@aarp.org or toll-free 1-866-295-7275. We are located in east Jefferson County at 10401 Linn Station Road, Suite 121 in Louisville, Kentucky 40223. Stay up to date on news important to Kentuckians 50-plus. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Questions about our social media sites or website? Please contact: Associate State Director, Scott Wegenast toll-free 1-866-295-7275 …

— AARP Kentucky Announces Annual Real Possibilities Faith Award Nominees Local volunteers service within their faith community are making a difference in Louisville – everyday. In 2017, AARP Kentucky launched its Real Possibilities Faith Award as one way to recognize long-serving volunteer members of Louisville’s faith communities who are often “unsung heroes” who deserve extra recognition. The 2018 Real Possibilities Faith Award winning nominees and the top winners in each category will be honored at a community celebration Thursday, June 7 at …

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— Statewide 5th Grade Essay Contest Celebrates Grandparents Shane Ritter at Old Mill Elementary in Mt. Washington earned top honors in the 2017-18 Grandparent of the Year essay contest sponsored by Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) and AARP Kentucky. Shane and his grandmother, Kathryn Thompson, received their awards at the 17th Annual “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” ceremony at the KRTA Annual Convention in Louisville. The Old Mill Elementary School (Mt. Washington) student’s grandmother was the subject of his winning …

— Join AARP Kentucky’s Louisville Community Team for a cool treat and learn about what we’re doing in the community. AARP members and 1 guest are welcome to enjoy one 6 ounce cup of ice cream at our expense, up to the first 200 attendees. There are over 250 choices to choose from. You must bring your membership card with you to receive the free cup. When: Wednesday, May 9th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Where: The Arctic Scoop, 841 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, …

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— Make Time to Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer for the 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service AARP Kentucky is seeking nominations for our 2018  Andrus Award for Community Service – AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The Andrus Award recognizes outstanding Kentuckians age 50-plus who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways consistent with the AARP mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service and are inspiring others to volunteer. Nominations are open until June …

— AARP Kentucky is encouraging members to vote in the primary elections on Tuesday, May 22, and reminding them to carry identification, in case it is needed. Kentucky law requires poll workers to identify voters either by personal acquaintance or with a document such as a driver’s license, Social Security card, credit card or other form of identification. Races on the ballot include seats in both houses of the state legislature, the state Supreme Court and the U.S. House of Representatives, …

— Fair Housing Act Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Lexington Lexington housing advocates hosted a 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act Celebration.  As a Bronze Sponsor, AARP Lexington volunteers had the opportunity to meet and discuss age-friendly/livable and housing community issues with local activists and leaders. The keynote address was delivered by Anna Maria Farías Assistant Secretary, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Executive Council Member Merrylyn Moran Smith joined with other local …