— 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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— Arm Yourself with Knowledge at Symposium on Dementia The Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia Community Session in Lexington: Saturday, October 27, 2018 Alzheimer’s disease wreaks emotional havoc on patients, who are robbed of their memories, their dignity, and their lives.  It’s financially devastating as well: care for Alzheimer’s patients is predicted to top $1 trillion by about the time children born today are having children of their own. According to a recent survey, more than half of U.S. adults …

— 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 …

— In Your Own Write If you have ever thought about writing your own book, this free writers’ workshop in Louisville is for you!  And maybe it’s time to put that family caregiving story into writing. Join our distinguished panel of published authors from Hydra Publications who will discuss their influences and their writing process.  They’ll also share real-life tips on how you can start writing your very own Great American Novel! Who: Open to Public What: Free Writers’ Workshop Where: …

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— Executive Council Member Dr. Merrylyn Moran Smith delivers honors to state Senator Danny Carroll in Frankfort. Senator Danny Carroll (Paducah) received recognition for his leadership and support for Kentucky’s Family Caregivers in the Kentucky General Assembly.  AARP Kentucky presented Senator Carroll with the “AARP Kentucky Family Caregivers Act” Award to recognize his support and commitment to Kentucky’s 650,000 family caregivers and their loved ones. AARP Kentucky’s newest Executive Council Member Dr. Merrylyn Moran Smith presented Senator Carroll (Paducah) with his …

— Have you ever said to yourself, “If I’d just win the lottery, I’d retire” or “I wish I knew how to better secure my retirement”? If you answered yes, we have the workshops for you! AARP Kentucky is hosting a series of free workshops designed to help you plan for a more secure retirement. We’ll have sessions on: March 12: Medicare – Unveiling the Mystery March 19: Social Security – It Pays to Wait March 26: Investing 101  Sign up …

— Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity in the Bluegrass? AARP Kentucky with United Way of the Bluegrass is looking for volunteers ages 55-plus to share their time and experience with a Central Kentucky student. As a volunteer for United Way, you’ll help students in the Lexington area succeed. We are pairing volunteers with schools and afterschool programs in Anderson, Clark, Fayette, Scott, and Woodford counties. Volunteers spend time tutoring and mentoring students in need of a little extra …

— 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 …

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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 …

— Mayor Jim Gray and Monica Conrad, Lexington Parks & Recreation Director, joined with local residents and AARP Kentucky to unveil the completed project in Idle Hour Park. Lexington was one of two recipients of an AARP Community Challenge Grant in Kentucky. Lexington Parks & Recreation was awarded the Community Challenge Grant in September, with the requirement that the project be completed by November 1st.  Quick work by the Parks & Recreation Department ensured that the Idle Hour Park project was …