— 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!

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— Madison County First Responder Selected to Receive AARP Kentucky’s Most Prestigious Volunteer Award RICHMOND, Ky. – Madison County Rescue Squad’s Robert McCool has been selected by AARP Kentucky to receive the 2018 AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The AARP Andrus award was presented to Mr. McCool at a ceremony with AARP Kentucky State President, Executive Council Member Dr. Merrylyn Moran Smith, and State Director Ron Bridges …

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— AARP Livable Communities program is supporting efforts of neighborhoods, towns, and cities to become great places for all ages. AARP believes that communities should provide walkable streets, sustainable housing and transportation options, access to key services and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities. Watch Mayors, city planners, volunteers, and community residents talk about how age-friendly and livable communities are changing aging. Bowling Green, Lexington, and Louisville are three of the 300+ nationwide communities working to meet everyone’s needs …

— Louisville, are you ready for some basketball? Join AARP and other members for an evening of fun at a Louisville Women’s Basketball game. Visit with AARP staff and volunteers in the Legends Hospitality Room just off the lobby to learn what we’re doing in our community before heading to your seat to enjoy the game. AARP members and 3 guests can enjoy $4 tickets to a Women’s Basketball game on either Thursday, November 29 vs Nebraska Sunday, December 9 vs …

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— Voting in the mid-term elections is easy for some people – just a quick walk around the corner or a short drive to the polling station. But for others, it may seem impossible. Taking time off from work or overcoming physical disabilities can prevent many people from exercising their right to vote. And living in remote or rural communities can make getting to the polls particularly difficult. But with a little advance planning, you can make sure your vote is …

— AARP has given more than $25,000 in quick-action grants to improve livability in Danville, Louisville and Lexington. The funds will help pay for a community mural in Danville, pedestrian improvements at the 9th Street Divide in Louisville and a manual in Lexington describing how to add a “mother-in-law suite” to an existing house. The support for age-friendly infrastructure in Kentucky is part of the 2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program, which has awarded $1.3 million nationwide to 129 projects that …

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— Our partnership with Kentucky Retired Teacher’s Association (KRTA) began in 2001 when the AARP Kentucky state office opened – and it’s stronger than ever today. KRTA and AARP have developed and enjoyed a trusted relationship based on our shared purpose. Critical issues are on the line in the 2018 midterm elections. State pensions, family caregiving, and prescription drug costs are just some of the issues KY educators care about. On Monday, October 29th at 7:20 p.m. EDT, join leaders from Kentucky …

— AARP’s FREE Online Q&A Has Answers 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7 p.m. ET If you need health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the 2019 enrollment period, you need to register for AARP’s online Q&A. Attending this free, two-part event will help clear up questions you might have about the government-run website that provides insurance options for those who don’t get …

— AARP will host our first ever bourbon tasting. Members and one guest are invited to enjoy a 30 minute guided tour and a 15 minute tasting all for $5! You’ll also learn more about AARP as we have fun trivia while you wait. Choose your tour time: 6, 6:30 or 7pm and plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to enjoy the fun. The $5 fee is non-refundable and due upon registration and no money will be accepted at …

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— As data breach incidents proliferate, a new AARP survey finds that that an alarming number of Kentucky residents have failed to take the basic precautions against identity fraud.  In response, AARP Kentucky and the AARP Fraud Watch Network launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity theft risks and educate consumers on how to enhance the safety of their personal information. Reports of data breaches have become commonplace — from Equifax one year ago, to Target, to Uber, to Home …

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— Arm Yourself with Knowledge at Symposium on Dementia The Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia Community Session in Lexington: Saturday, October 27, 2018 Alzheimer’s disease wreaks emotional havoc on patients, who are robbed of their memories, their dignity, and their lives.  It’s financially devastating as well: care for Alzheimer’s patients is predicted to top $1 trillion by about the time children born today are having children of their own. According to a recent survey, more than half of U.S. adults …