— 2018 AARP Real Possibilities Faith Awards Nominations for our 2018 AARP Real Possibilities Faith Awards are now open! Know someone in your faith community who is an unsung hero? Someone who’s always helping out? AARP Kentucky wants to honor them at the 2nd Annual Real Possibilities Faith Awards. Nominations open from April 1 to May 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Nominate that special volunteer from your organization online for the AARP Real Possibilities Faith Award, today: http://spr.ly/6188DZI0G. Each nominee will …

— A 4-H team of middle-schoolers who call themselves the Golden Girls took home AARP Kentucky’s Age-Friendly City Award in a statewide Future City Competition. The contest challenged students to imagine, research, design and build cities of the future. The winning team—Madie Alderdice, Kayla Aldridge, Lexie Mathis, Jenna Shupe and Connor Thomas, all of Graves County—envisioned a city with organic gardens, preservative-free foods, a ban on toxins, registered dieticians helping residents plan healthy meals; an enjoyable fitness program; houses built with …

— With the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon, Saturday, April 28, is likely to be the largest day of road racing in Kentucky. Runners from all 50 states and several foreign countries will complete the scenic 26.2- and 13.1-mile courses, which share start and finish lines. Large, enthusiastic crowds will line the sidewalks along the route, which passes through the historic Churchill Downs race course. AARP Kentucky is cosponsoring the Race Expo on Thursday and Friday, April 26-27. Members can …

— At AARP, we salute and honor everyone who has served our great country.  That’s why we’re proud to support veterans and their families.  AARP Kentucky and KIPDA would like to show our appreciation for women veterans who have done so much to serve and protect, with a luncheon and resource fair. We invite women veterans in the Louisville area to join us on Friday, December 8th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, for a meal …

— Kentucky is home to more than 300,000 veterans, and nearly 3 out of 4 are 50-plus. AARP Kentucky is committed to supporting the needs of veterans of all generations and helping them through the transitions they face in civilian life. “Veterans and their families, especially those who served in the Vietnam era, often feel forgotten,” said Charlotte Whittaker, AARP state president. “They value our efforts to bring focus to their service and sacrifice.” In 2017, AARP Kentucky cosponsored the World …

— AARP challenge grants are expected to help two Kentucky cities become more livable. One grant, awarded to the Western Kentucky University Center for Gerontology, will help Bowling Green residents create a mural celebrating the city’s efforts to become increasingly age-friendly. The other, awarded to Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Parks and Recreation, will fund two projects: installation of accessible benches along the trail in Idle Hour Park; and construction of raised garden beds behind the Lexington Center, so people using wheelchairs …

— AARP Kentucky announces two winners for the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community-level. The winning projects include the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Division of Parks and Recreation and the Western Kentucky University Center for Gerontology. Each project was fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “Kentucky can be proud of the local work by so many community partners and volunteers …

— Do you know more about your loved ones medication than they do?  You might be a family caregiver? Join our Caring for the Caregiver event, where you can… Connect with others in situations similar to yours, Learn how to develop a caregiving plan and about resources available in our community, and Receive a free massage or a yoga lesson. This event is designed to be educational as well as relaxing!  Attendees will be able to move freely throughout the event …

— 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 …

— Every two minutes, someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. AARP Kentucky is sponsoring a shredding event in Lexington on April 22. Anyone can bring confidential documents they no longer need for free shredding. For details, visit aarp.org/ky. Nationally, in 2015 more than 3 million consumers were conned out of $765 million. According to federal data, Kentuckians filed more than 24,000 fraud and identity theft complaints in 2015. The AARP Fraud Watch Network also aims …