— 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!

— 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 …

— The AARP Real Possibilities 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 Faith Award so we encourage all organizations to take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate …

— 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 …

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— AARP Day at the Capitol Local volunteers make the best advocates in the Capitol. In the era of a 24/7 news cycle, Tweeting, and texting, the faces and stories of “folks back home” make a big impact in the Capitol. Dozens of AARP Kentucky local activists, Executive Council Members, and AARP Chapter members traveled to Frankfort to connect directly with their lawmakers during the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly. For many, it wasn’t their first trip and for others, it was …

— AARP will be at the center of the action at one of the the nation’s top air shows and fireworks displays in Louisville this April. The official Kentucky Derby Festival kickoff event on Saturday, April 13, is expected to draw an estimated 650,000 spectators. AARP will have a display area located inside the South Great Lawn in Waterfront Park, where volunteers will greet members and their families with a special gift. Other prime viewing areas include River Road and the …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7 p.m. ET You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …

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— AARP Community Challenge Grants Return in 2019 Applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET Download your application, here: 2019 Community Challenge Grant Application (PDF). We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), …

— Accessory Dwelling Units Manual Available A new Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) manual is available to help Fayette County residents. ADUs are quickly changing aging housing options across the nation. ADUs present an opportunity to meet the demand for housing as Lexington’s population continues to grow. In addition, ADUs can be used as a tool for enhancing existing neighborhoods by introducing a greater diversity among residents across age, ability-level and income, while providing an option to promote aging-in-place. Download a free copy (PDF) …