Hamburg Senior News – Winter 2021

Educational Opportunities

Lexington Senior Center offers a History Class on Thursdays at 11 am beginning January 14. Join by phone or online through Zoom.

Expansion of Friendship Towers opens soon

The expansion of Sayre Christian Village’s Friendship Towers opens soon. The ‘Heritage’ side of Friendship Towers received a makeover that included a large addition of common space and 15 new apartments.

Each apartment on the Expansion side features a full size kitchen, washer and dryer, designed to meet the needs of the changing adult population. Along with the new expansion, existing areas in Friendship Towers Apartments will also be revitalized with new décor and refreshed common areas. An exercise area, chapel, and an updated beauty salon will be added.Friendship Towers offer both independent living and certified assisted living services for those that need a ‘little extra help’ with activities of daily living, on a temporary or permanent basis.

Senior Living Parade

Hamburg Journal joined in on a Christmas Parade that traveled to different senior living communities throughout the Hamburg area including Liberty Ridge, Morning Pointe, Preston Greens, Richmond Place, and Sayre Friendship Towers.


The next priority group (Phase 1b) for COVID 19 vaccination will be Kentuckians who are at least 70 years old, as well as first responders and educators. Depending on the vaccine distribution schedule, Phase 1b could begin as early as February 1, 2021, plus or minus a week.


JAN 29 Lexington Senior Center hosts a Cruise & Schmooze.


Art donated to Lexington Senior Center

Lexington Senior Center installed a metal sculpture “Being Alive” created by Lexington artist Garry R. Bibbs. The piece was commissioned and donated by Senior Center participant Kirk Kopitzke, in memory of his wife Betsy, and donated to the Friends of the Lexington Senior Center for display at the center.

Art piece ‘Being Alive” by artist Garry Bibbs installed at the Senior Center Nov. 13, 2020. The piece was donated by Kirk Kopitzke, shown.
Photo by Amy Wallot

Kopitzke solicited senior artists from the area to create art that reflects the mission of the Senior Center and to be relatable to seniors. The selected piece is a sculpture of stainless steel and bronze plate. The circular frame encloses a silhouette of a woman running with her dog, inspired by a photo taken by Kopitzke of Betsy and their dog.

“The artwork is based on a photo, a moment in life, which conveys the energy and ecstasy of being alive. We see it as life, its memories, its values, the stories and how we live it. Kirk charged my art expertise to design an artwork to inspire elderly people to live! And to give life to those who come to the Lexington Senior Center,” Bibbs said.


This article also appears on page 12 and 15 of the Winter 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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