— 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!

4 States

— 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 …

— Focusing on you and those you love Come hear about matters affecting older or disabled people including guardianship, advance directives and estate planning. The event is free; the information is invaluable. You must register in advance as refreshments will be served Ins and Outs of Elder Law: Focusing on you and those you love Date: March 12, 2019 Time: 6:30-8:00pm Location: Fern Creek Library, 6768 Bardstown Rd, 40291 Speaker: Kelly Gannott, Attorney at Kentucky ElderLaw Register online or by phone: …

— Get Your Questions Answered at AARP’s Free Webinar for Family Caregivers Navigating Insurance for Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Caring for a loved one and have questions about their insurance options? Good news! AARP’s two-part question and answer webinar has the answers—and it’s free to attend. Register now to get expert advice about Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other payment options. The webinar will also cover …

— AARP is growing in Bowling Green and local volunteers are creating real and meaningful change to help you – take on today. We’re proud to help all our Kentucky communities become the best they can be. Like providing family caregivers with tips to take care of loved ones, supporting our veterans, helping to make our communities more livable and hosting fun, informative events all across the state. Your invited to get to know our growing team of local volunteers in Bowling …

— AARP is in Lexington and local volunteers are creating real and meaningful change to help you – take on today. We’re proud to help all our Kentucky communities become the best they can be. Like providing family caregivers with tips to take care of loved ones, supporting our veterans, helping to make our communities more livable and hosting fun, informative events all across the state. Your invited to get to know our growing team of local Lexington volunteers in 2019. …

— AARP Kentucky is collaborating with the Thrive Center in Louisville, a new nonprofit focused on the needs of the aging population. Founded by a coalition of national senior-care organizations, the center has chosen memory care (dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive fitness) as a focus. AARP Kentucky helped the center celebrate its first anniversary in October, delivers programming and has already offered a course on how to sign up for Medicare. AARP Louisville’s volunteer members serve the Thrive Center as greeters. …

— Join AARP Kentucky for “Caring for the Caregiver,” a free event, Friday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center. Explore expert-led sessions on caregiving, visit massage stations, and speak with local services exhibitors. Advance registration is required at aarp.cvent.com/kycaregivers18 or by calling 877-926-8300 toll-free.

— AARP Kentucky is returning to the Kentucky State Fair, although in a smaller capacity. This year, AARP will share a booth with KIPDA, the Area Agency on Aging. We will have volunteers at the booth each of the 11 days of the fair, and look forward to greeting our members from across the Commonwealth and surrounding states. And, since our fans were always a hit, we will bring them back with a voter engagement message! If you’re visiting the fair …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

4 States

— New Physician Survey Underscores the Need for Innovative Solutions to World’s Brain Health Crisis Impacting More Than 50 Million People In a nationwide news release, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins announced the new AARP Brain Health Fund is investing $60 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) to disrupt dementia by supporting innovative research into dementia prevention and treatment. With nearly 10 million new cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease occurring each year1, and no cure, today AARP launched a …