I Know Expo Plans Return
The Senior Living I Know Expo plans to return on Saturday September 11 at the Lexington Senior Center after a 2020 hiatus. Read more here.
Senior’s Got Talent
Lexington Opera House hosted Senior’s Got Talent in August.
First place prize went to Richard Ryan with his rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Second place went to Robert Mullinax who played the Native American Flute. John Sirasky took third place with a beautiful ukulele performance.
Celebrate Yoga Month!
Join AARP Kentucky every Wednesday in September for a 45-minute virtual, chair yoga session. The sessions are complimentary but you must register online (email firstname.lastname@example.org to register).
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease. Registration is at 8:30 am at the Lexington Legends Ballpark. Ceremony will be at 9:45 am, and the Walk begins at 10:00 am.
Bluegrass Care Navigators celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Hospice Care Center at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington on August 5. Since 1996, patients and their families have benefited from this dedicated hospital space for hospice care.
The care center provides a comforting place for patients and families when symptoms cannot be controlled in the home, or the family needs specialized nursing care for a loved one that they are unable to provide at home. The center enables families to remain involved in the patient’s care while benefiting from the full-time nursing and physician services available in a hospital setting.
“Our partnership with Bluegrass Care Navigators brings high-quality care to patients and families who need hospice in the inpatient setting,” said John Brothers, Division Vice President of Mission Integration for CHI Saint Joseph Health. “We are proud to have a hospice care center with holistic services in a comforting and peaceful environment inside Saint Joseph Hospital.”
The hospice care center at Saint Joseph hospital features 12 private patient suites with specially-trained staff and volunteers who carry out a patient-focused plan of care developed by the hospice team, including the patient, family and attending physician. In addition to nursing
and medical care, both patients and families receive emotional and spiritual support from Bluegrass Care Navigator social workers and chaplains.
Thursday Sep 2
AARP Kentucky hosts a virtual seminar at noon about Medicare Initial Enrollment. Topics covered include: Key questions to ask to make an informed decision; Original Medicare; Medicare Advantage; Medigap; and Part D.
Email email@example.com to register.
Tuesday Sep 14
Lexington Fayette Urban Council will host a Special Planning and Public Safety Committee Meeting in Council Chambers at 5 pm about ADUs/ Accessory Dwelling Units (often known as “granny pads,” or “mother-in-law units.”)
Saturday Sep 25
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. at the Lexington Legends Ballpark. Ceremony will be at 9:45 am, and the Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday Sep 30
There will be a 55 Plus Senior Health and Safety Fair, September 30, 10 am – 2 pm at the Northside YMCA at 381 W. Loudon Ave.
This article also appears on page 12, 13, 14 & 15 of the September 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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