— 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!

— 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 …

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— 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 …

— 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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— 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 …