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Communicating with your Health Care Professionals

Updated: 09/25/2013 - It is important to develop a partnership with the health care professional, especially your primary care physician. It is your primary care doctor who should be making referrals to specialists and coordinating your overall medical care.

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Research Opportunities for Older Adults

Posted: 09/25/2013 - A clinical trial is a research study that involves human volunteers to help answer specific health questions and develop new treatments or interventions related to a medical condition.

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Mail Fraud

Posted: 09/25/2013 - Criminals sometimes try to use the mail as an easy and inexpensive way to find victims. Don’t fall for these scams.

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Senior Medicare Patrol

Posted: 09/25/2013 - The focus of Senior Medicare Patrol (S.M.P.) is to help people prevent, detect and report Medicare fraud and abuse, a multibillion dollar problem in America. Medicare fraud occurs when Medicare is billed for goods or services that have not been provided.

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Mental Health and Aging Brains - Use It or Lose It!

Updated: 09/24/2013 - Just as we exercise our bodies to keep them in working order, so must we exercise our brains to stay mentally agile and adept. It’s the use-it-or-lose-it theory. By engaging in mentally stimulating activities, we can maintain our brain functions as we age.

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Lextran Bus

Updated: 10/02/2013 - Learn how to read a bus schedule.

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Affordable Healthcare

Updated: 10/02/2013 - If you are age 65 or over, the health care law benefits you in several ways. The law lowers prescription drug costs, strengthens Medicare, and improves long-term care services. These benefits are in effect now.

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Enhanced 911 offers new features

Updated: 09/11/2013 - Residents are able to create a Smart911 Safety Profile at www.smart911.com that is automatically displayed upon the placement of a 9-1-1 call.

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What can a Senior Center do for you?

Updated: 09/11/2013 - The Older Americans Act of 1965 laid the foundation for what was to become Senior Centers and the Aging Services Network, including the Area Agencies on Aging that support them.

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Senior Eye Health

Updated: 09/11/2013 - Medical conditions that can occur more commonly in seniors will also affect the eyes such as: diabetes, high blood pressure, inflammatory diseases, cancers and other systemic conditions.

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New Horizons Music Organization

Updated: 09/11/2013 - Contrary to popular belief, it is never to late to learn to play music. Adults of any age can be taught a musical instrument and can also learn to read music.

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Carrier Alert

Updated: 09/18/2013 - The newest service offered by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is the Carrier Alert Program.

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Lexington Electronic Recycling Center

Updated: 09/17/2013 - LFUCG Division of Waste Management has an Electronic Recycling Center, at 1306 Versailles Road, available for any Fayette Co resident.

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Proper disposal of Fats, Oils and Grease

Updated: 09/12/2013 - When you think about sewers, it’s usually because you’re experiencing a plumbing problem in your house: your sink is backing up or your toilet won’t flush.

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Proper disposal of Medications

Updated: 10/02/2013 - When you think about sewers, it’s usually because you’re experiencing a plumbing problem in your house: your sink is backing up or your toilet won’t flush.

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Working Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors save lives!

Updated: 09/13/2013 - Each year in the United States, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning claims more than 500 lives and sends another 15,200 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment. There are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from deadly carbon monoxide fumes.

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The Vial of Life is Free

Updated: 09/17/2013 - The Vial of Life is a smart way to have your medical information on hand just in case of an emergency.

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Recycling In Lexington

Updated: 09/17/2013 - Many communities offer curbside recycling programs or recycling rolloffs or trailers in outlying counties.

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Waste Management Exemption program

Updated: 09/18/2013 - The exemption program is for Fayette County residents, which are in the Urban Service Area, and receive LFUCG Waste Management services.

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Social Security and Employment for Seniors

Updated: 09/19/2013 - For almost every American worker, Social Security is "part of the plan" for a secure retirement. It's important to know how the program works.

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