— 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 …

— 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 …

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— Kentucky’s family caregivers have new resources to help loved ones when they need it most. Download and print copies of the Kentucky Caregivers’ Wallet Card: Kentucky downloadable_wallet_card_file_KY Family caregiving is a labor of love, to be sure. But it can also be overwhelming, stressful and exhausting. That’s why we’re fighting for commonsense solutions to help. the Kentucky Family Caregivers Act is a new law that helps family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition …

—   Kentucky’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is in the process of making important decisions about the cost of your electric and gas bills. KU and LG&E are asking the Kentucky Public Service Commission to allow them to raise your utility rates — doubling your monthly basic service charge from $10.75 to $22. Kentuckians can’t afford another big LG&E/KU rate request. AARP Kentucky believes it’s unfair and too costly for customers. You can help stop this expensive rate increase. The Kentucky …