— 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!

— 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 …

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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) …

— Louisville, are you ready for some basketball? Join AARP and other members for an evening of fun at a Louisville Women’s Basketball game. Visit with AARP staff and volunteers in the Legends Hospitality Room just off the lobby to learn what we’re doing in our community before heading to your seat to enjoy the game. AARP members and 3 guests can enjoy $4 tickets to a Women’s Basketball game on either Thursday, November 29 vs Nebraska Sunday, December 9 vs …

— AARP will host our first ever bourbon tasting. Members and one guest are invited to enjoy a 30 minute guided tour and a 15 minute tasting all for $5! You’ll also learn more about AARP as we have fun trivia while you wait. Choose your tour time: 6, 6:30 or 7pm and plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to enjoy the fun. The $5 fee is non-refundable and due upon registration and no money will be accepted at …

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— AARP is a proud sponsor of the Welcome Home Veterans Celebration September 12-16, 2018 in Clarksville, TN. The five-day event has something for everyone! Activities include: inspiring guest speakers, music, the American Traveling Vietnam Tribute Wall, the Annual Welcome Home Parade, and an up-close and personal free concert with legendary recording artist, Lee Greenwood. See the full schedule of events and order your tickets online. All AARP members and their guests receive an 18% discount on ticketed events using PROMO Code: Welcome50 …

— 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 …

— Fair Housing Act Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Lexington Lexington housing advocates hosted a 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act Celebration.  As a Bronze Sponsor, AARP Lexington volunteers had the opportunity to meet and discuss age-friendly/livable and housing community issues with local activists and leaders. The keynote address was delivered by Anna Maria Farías Assistant Secretary, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Executive Council Member Merrylyn Moran Smith joined with other local …

— 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 …