— 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!

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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 …

— 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 …