It’s estimated that by the year 2025, 24% of Fayette County will be age 60 or over. Two upcoming events cater to the strategies of aging successfully in the bluegrass.
I Know Expo Scheduled for September 13
Lexington’s I Know Expo is a free annual event, in our neighborhood, hosted at the Senior Center on Life Lane off Richmond Road, behind Southland Christian Church.
The Expo is for people of all ages and life stages: living out their golden years; taking care of someone they love; coping with difficult health situations or simply smart enough to know it’s never too early to start planning for the future.
When the 2020 Expo was paused due to the pandemic, founder Gale Reece told HJ, “the crisis we prepare for is never the one we actually get, but if we all pull together, all generations, we will pull through this even stronger. Our elders remember other points of crisis —Pearl Harbor, Korea, Vietnam, Civil Rights Movement, 911, and the 2008 financial collapse just to mention a few,” adding “Our challenge when this crisis is waning is restoring and rebuilding the workforce. I do not know how that is going to affect older adults. One thing I do know is that older adults are essential to our non-profit organizations and volunteer communities.”
TO YOUR HEALTH
Adults 55 and older are invited to join the North Lexington YMCA’s fifth annual Senior Health and Resource Fair on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Lexington YMCA. Useful information on healthy living, recreation, exercise and resources will be provided along with door prizes and health screenings. Event is free and open to the community! Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-258-9622.