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Learn home fire safety for older adults

Updated: 09/19/2013 - Older adults are at greater risk of dying in a fire than other adults. Americans over 65 have a particularly high risk of fire-related injuries and death.

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Curiosity never retires at OLLI

Updated: 09/19/2013 - The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UK offers educational and enriching activities for adults 50 years and older.

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Safety tips for the senior driver

Updated: 09/19/2013 - Vision, cognition, motor-function, physical-fitness, medication, attention and reaction time are the key components to senior driving safety.

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Common scams affecting seniors

Updated: 09/30/2013 - “Sadly, scam artists continue to devise schemes that prey on the vulnerability and generosity of the elderly,” Attorney General Conway said.

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Embracing Aging

Updated: 09/30/2013 - Keys to Embracing Aging is a Family Consumer Sciences Cooperative Extension program that introduces 12 healthy behavior practices that encourage optimal aging throughout the life span.

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Legal Documents needed as we age

Updated: 10/01/2013 - For most people, the “durable general power of attorney” is the most important estate planning instrument available--even more useful than a will.

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Keep a Safe Home

Updated: 10/01/2013 - Use this easy-to-use home checklist to make sure your home is safe.

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Updates to Medicare

Updated: 10/01/2013 - Make the most out of your trips to the doctor. Medicare Part B now covers many preventative services for FREE. Talk to your doctor to see which preventative services you should get.

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United Way 211

Updated: 10/01/2013 - Health and Human Services, Free Tax Prep. Assistance (February-April)

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Homestead Exemptions

Updated: 10/01/2013 - The Homestead Exemption is available to homeowners who fall in two categories: those who will be 65 years of age or over any time during the current tax year, or those who are disabled.

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The Benefits of Golf for Seniors

Updated: 10/01/2013 - The game of golf is an excellent way for senior adults to keep themselves active and in good health. Regardless of age, a person can continue to enjoy this sport, often doing so in the company of friends and family who may be much younger.

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The Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

Updated: 10/01/2013 - The benefits of Tai Chi for seniors are incredible. Tai Chi is an ancient discipline of slow, fluid like movements. This excellent art is instrumental in relaxing the full body and mind with a variety of health benefits.

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Medication Theft from the Elderly

Updated: 10/02/2013 - Many cases that are investigated were crimes of opportunity. If you remove the opportunity for your medications to be taken you will reduce your chances of being a victim.

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Heat Related Emergencies

Updated: 10/01/2013 - If a heat related emergency occurs, call 911 and begin cooling the person quickly. For more information about heat-related illness and relief, go to Lexingtonky.gov or call LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255.

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Healthcare Reform

Updated: 10/01/2013 - Make the most out of your trips to the doctor. Medicare Part B now covers many preventative services for FREE, including mammograms, diabetes testing, and yearly wellness checkups. Talk to your doctor to see which preventative services you should get.

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ITN Bluegrass Volunteer Opportunity

Updated: 10/01/2013 - ITNBluegrass uses trained volunteer drivers to deliver most of its rides. Volunteers earn mileage reimbursement* and/or mileage credits, the latter of which can be accrued in one’s own account for future use (Transportation Social Security); donated to a friend or family member to help pay for rides; donated to the Road Scholarship Program for low-income riders or given back to ITNBluegrass as a tax-deductible contribution.

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Project Lifesaver

Updated: 10/01/2013 - Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits and individualized tracking signal.

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LexConnects

Updated: 10/01/2013 - LexConnects, LexTran Customized Transportation is perfect for mid-day group outings.

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