— 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!

— Join us at the Coffee Zone from 10:00-12:00 on September 11th, and enjoy a free cup of coffee and a muffin while learning about hearing loss, ways to protect your hearing, and products currently available. There will be no sales but you will hear from a clinical audiologist who can answer your questions. Remember to RSVP early as seating is limited. Date & Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: The Coffee Zone – Westport Village …

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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 …

— Join our online Q&A sessions for tools for keeping your 2018 healthy resolutions all year What are your healthy goals for 2018? Do you want to eat healthier? Do you want a new fitness plan? Do you want to focus on better sleep? No matter what your healthy goals are—or whether you’ve even set them yet—you can learn about how to get on track and stay on track. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions: Staying Healthy in 2018: How to …

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— Lace up your tennis shoes and get to know AARP Kentucky volunteers and staff on Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th at the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon Expo. Pick up your race packet at the expo, then come by the AARP table to chat with us and learn what we’re doing in your community.  Be sure to check out your virtual race bag for a sweet treat from AARP. The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon is …

— The state is facing budget cuts, and AARP is fighting to keep the burden from falling on Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens. In September, Gov. Matt Blevin (R) asked most state agencies to cut their budgets by 17.4 percent to avert a $200 million shortfall. Although Medicaid payments would be exempt, most services administered by the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living would not. Kentucky ranks 50th among the states in the percentage of Medicaid long-term care dollars allocated to …

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— Supporting family caregivers, enhancing retirement security, and helping Kentuckians live independently are among AARP Kentucky’s top state legislative priorities. AARP Kentucky advocates on policy issues that matter most to Kentuckians 50-plus and their families. AARP volunteers and staff work on both state and federal legislative issues. Whether attending lobby day, contacting legislative representatives or attending a town hall meeting, our 470,000 Kentucky members are an essential part of our advocacy efforts. The compassion, commitment and perseverance of our advocates and …

— AARP wants to make sure nearly 650,000 family caregivers in the state are aware of a new law and how it affects them. The Kentucky Family Caregivers Act, which took effect June 29, aims to ease the transition from hospital to home for patients and their caregivers. The law requires hospitals to let every patient designate a caregiver, to notify the caregiver when the patient is to be discharged, and to give instructions on followup tasks the patient will need …

— Low-income Kentuckians 60 and older may be eligible for discounts on fresh produce at farmers markets across the state. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program issues $28 worth of vouchers to individuals 60-plus with annual income up to $22,311 and couples in that age range with income up to $30,044. The voucher can be redeemed for fresh, locally grown produce at dozens of state-approved farmers markets. “This program is a great way for many Kentuckians living on fixed incomes to …

— Wondering how to plan for what’s next in life? Or how to balance the responsibilities of caregiving? Or how to best cope with disabilities? Or perhaps about insurance, Medicare, housing options, safety, estate planning, memory, staying active, getting around and more? Come out and spend and some time at the “i know expo” on Sunday April 2nd from noon to 4:30 pm. At the Lexington Center Bluegrass Ballroom. The expo is a free event for folks of all ages and …

— When the General Assembly convenes Jan. 3, AARP advocates will be on the ground in Frankfort, pressing for legislation important to Kentuckians age 50-plus. To support the estimated 648,000 family caregivers in the state, AARP is seeking passage of the Kentucky Caregivers Act, which would provide information and training for family caregivers before a loved one comes home from a hospital stay. Another priority is developing a “work and save” option for nearly 795,000 private-sector workers whose employers do not …