Hamburg Senior News – October 2020
Hamburg Journal welcomed Preston Greens luxury senior living community to the neighborhood at their recent Grand Opening.
CARES Act assists Kentucky nursing homes
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will fund 280 Kentucky nursing facilities with a total of $41,007,500 to support increased testing, staffing and the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE). The federal funding was made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.Senior Lifestyle, Health & Wellness ExpoA Senior Lifestyle, Health & Wellness Expo is scheduled at The Signature Club of Lansdowne on Monday, October 24 from 10 am until 1 pm. This free expo allows seniors to meet and speak with senior service providers in and around the Lexington area. There will be prizes and giveaways throughout the day.
Sayre Christian Village launches Chatter Box Visits
Sayre Christian Village offers Chatter Box Visits, which are no-contact window visits for residents to visit with their families. Residents use Bluetooth “old school phones” to chat with their visitors while sitting across from them, but separated through a window.
Sayre Christian’s Chaplain is award-nominated
Chaplain Tyler of Sayre Christian Village has been nominated for the LeadingAge Kentucky Spiritual Care Award. Sayre Christian is committed to having a full-time Chaplaincy on campus.
Cruise & Schmooze
Lexington Senior Center hosted a Cruise & Schmooze in September, attendees were asked to wear UK blue and decorate their cars. The next Cruise & Schmooze is Friday, October 30.
$999,999 grant awarded
The Administration for Community Living has awarded the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL), an agency of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), a $999,999 Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services grant. The funding will help senior centers plan for emergencies that would otherwise stand in the way of connecting seniors with nutritious meals and integral services.
Voting at the Senior Center
Lexington Senior Center will serve as one of the six in-person voting sites in Lexington. Citizens can vote early in person from October 13 through November 2, and on Election Day, which is November 3. There will also be drop boxes located at the Senior Center to drop off absentee ballots.
Richmond Place hosts annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Richmond Place hosted their annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in September. Since the walk couldn’t happen in its usual form this year, the residents had their own walk. The group raised money and walked through our courtyard to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s.
Take-out for Sayre at Moe’s
Join Sayre Christian Village at the Moe’s location next to Fayette Mall for lunch or dinner on Friday, October 16. 25% of the proceeds of all the food served that day will go to Sayre Christian Village.
The Life Enrichment Team at Sayre Christian Village is assisting residents in writing letters to their Pen Pals. With new restrictions in schools, parents have been reaching out to Sayre to come up with creative ways to help their children be involved in the community.
Intergenerational activities are one of the highlights in the Life Enrichment Team programming.
Happy National Assisted Living Week!
Liberty Ridge Senior Living celebrated National Assisted Living Week in September with live music by Dixie Land Band and Ralph Curtis, appearances from Central Kentucky Riding for Hope.
Morning Pointe Drive-Thru Lunch
Stop by Morning Pointe Lexington-East for lunch on October 6 from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Drive up and grab a pre-made box lunch to-go for $5. Proceeds benefit the Morning Pointe Foundation. Located at 150 Shoreside Drive. RSVP by October 2 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article also appears on page 14 and 15 of the October 2020 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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