— 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 Real Possibilities of an AARP Connection Join AARP Kentucky for our first ever Heart for the Holidays – Mix and Mingle as we enjoy an evening of dancing with a purpose. You can mingle with people your own age and listen to music you enjoy, all while helping those in our community who are in need. The cost of admission is $5 plus a winter item for a homeless veteran. Suggested items include: socks, hats, gloves, scarves, and travel …

— 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. …

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— Madison County First Responder Selected to Receive AARP Kentucky’s Most Prestigious Volunteer Award RICHMOND, Ky. – Madison County Rescue Squad’s Robert McCool has been selected by AARP Kentucky to receive the 2018 AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The AARP Andrus award was presented to Mr. McCool at a ceremony with AARP Kentucky State President, Executive Council Member Dr. Merrylyn Moran Smith, and State Director Ron Bridges …

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— AARP Livable Communities program is supporting efforts of neighborhoods, towns, and cities to become great places for all ages. AARP believes that communities should provide walkable streets, sustainable housing and transportation options, access to key services and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities. Watch Mayors, city planners, volunteers, and community residents talk about how age-friendly and livable communities are changing aging. Bowling Green, Lexington, and Louisville are three of the 300+ nationwide communities working to meet everyone’s needs …

— 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 has given more than $25,000 in quick-action grants to improve livability in Danville, Louisville and Lexington. The funds will help pay for a community mural in Danville, pedestrian improvements at the 9th Street Divide in Louisville and a manual in Lexington describing how to add a “mother-in-law suite” to an existing house. The support for age-friendly infrastructure in Kentucky is part of the 2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program, which has awarded $1.3 million nationwide to 129 projects that …

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— Our partnership with Kentucky Retired Teacher’s Association (KRTA) began in 2001 when the AARP Kentucky state office opened – and it’s stronger than ever today. KRTA and AARP have developed and enjoyed a trusted relationship based on our shared purpose. Critical issues are on the line in the 2018 midterm elections. State pensions, family caregiving, and prescription drug costs are just some of the issues KY educators care about. On Monday, October 29th at 7:20 p.m. EDT, join leaders from Kentucky …

— 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 …

— 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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— 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 …