pg-14-featured-artKeep an eye on your health. Here are few Lexington events in October that may help.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Join Fit4Mom Thursday, Oct. 6 from 10  to 10:45 a.m. with your baby and stroller to get Fit for Fall at the Eastside Branch this fall.

Participants will be meeting in the stroller parking area outside the children’s program room and enjoying some fun workouts that incorporate your baby safely strapped into their stroller. Registration is now open through any library staff.

The Blind Services Coalition of Kentucky presents the Third Annual Eye Opening Symposium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6. Topics will include glaucoma, accessibility in action, coping with vision loss at a young age, retinal treatments, macular degeneration, and coping with vision loss later in life. Speakers include Dr. Sheila Sanders, VA Medical Center; and Dr. Romulo Albuquerque, Retina Associates of Kentucky, University of Kentucky. To learn more and to register for this free event, go to

The topics include Let’s Talk About Glaucoma, Accessibility in Action, Coping with Vision Loss at a Young Age, Retinal Treatments

Coping with Vision Loss Later in Life, and Non-24 Circadian Rhythm Sleep Wake Disorder.

The symposium will be located at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place in Lexington. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

The University of Kentucky will host “Elder Care Lunch & Learn – Why Pre-Planning Is So Important,” Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 12:50 p.m. No one likes to think about or talk about death, but having preparations in place for your final arrangements is one of the most generous things you can do for your family. It alleviates the emotional and financial stress to those left behind in a time of sadness and confusion. It assures that your wishes will be respected and honored.

Come to the W.T. Young Library to as organizers discuss the importance of talking with your family about the significance of pre-planning and how to start the process


The Hearing Loss Association of America Lexington Chapter will meet Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library.

The HLAALC is a self-help organization dedicated to education, advocacy and support for people who do not hear well.  They offer emotional support, camaraderie, tips and techniques for living with hearing loss, and technical information about hearing assistance devices. The meetings are free and open to the public. Presentations are made by audiologists, doctors, professors, therapists, trainers, specialists, and others with hearing loss knowledge.  Check out the Twelve Reasons Why Self-help Groups are Good for You.

Real Time Captioning is used at the meetings. For more information, go to or the webpage

The Willows at Hamburg and Trilogy Health Services will host an anniversary celebration on Thursday, Oct. 13, starting at 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the community as a thank you for its support. For more information, call 859.543.0337.

Saturday, Oct. 15

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, a part of KentuckyOne Heath, is hosting the second annual Yes Mamm! 5k presented and hosted by the RJ Corman Railroad Group in Nicholasville on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. For more information, go to

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at 5 p.m. at the Legends Ballpark. The event funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients. Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams, and consumers help by donating at retail outlets.

Sunday, Oct. 16

To benefit Susan G Komen Kentucky, Proof Fitness is hosting Classes for a Cure at its Tates Creek and West Main Street locations on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information and to sign up for a class, go to

The ninth conference on metal toxicity and carcinogenesis hosted by the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center will be at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown on Oct.  16 through 19. The conference will begin with a welcome reception and registration on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. This workshop will bring a community of metal toxicity and carcinogenicity scientists together. For more information and to register in advance, go to

Thursday, Oct 20

Lunch and Learn will be presented by  Hospice of the Bluegrass on Thursday, Oct. 20 from noon until 1 p.m. at the Lexington Office Grief & Education Center Education Room.  Learn more about end of life care. Discover the vast array of services Hospice of the Bluegrass offers. Lunch will be provided and each session will be led by a knowledgeable Hospice of the Bluegrass administrator. This overview will touch on how hospice services work, the services provided and impact in its 32-county service area.

The Lex Flu Crew knows what’s good for you. They are a special squad of seasoned professionals from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, armed with answers and advice about what’s best for you to do to protect yourself from flu.  For updates on all-things flu, make sure to follow the Flu Crew on Facebook and Twitter. Call 859.288.2483 option 2 for more information.

The Flu Crew will be in action Thursday, Oct. 20 at two locations – Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road and Southland Christian Church, 2349 Richmond Road. The shots will be available from 4 until 7 p.m. at both locations.  There are 2,000 shots available and is recommended to all people ages 6 months and older.

The health department will also offer flu shots 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at its Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. No appointment is necessary, and the cost for a flu shot is $30. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurances are accepted.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is offering free breastfeeding basics classes including one in Hamburg.

This class is offered twice a month. The first class will be offered Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at the WIC Clinic South, 2433 Regency Rd. The second class will be offered Oct. 20 at Babies ‘R Us in the  Hamburg Pavilion from 7 until 8:30 p.m. To pre-register, call the Babies R Us Baby Registry at 859.263.8598. Be sure to call and pre-register since the class might be cancelled otherwise.

The class covers newborn baby behavior, birth, skin-to-skin, and the hospital experience, how to get started with breastfeeding, overcoming challenges of the first two weeks with baby, pumps and other gadgets, and balancing breastfeeding and work.

For more information about the classes, or breastfeeding in general, call the breastfeeding support service at (859) 288-2348.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Moving Day Kentucky – A Walk For Parkinson’s will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 at Legends ballpark. The National Parkinson Foundation is hosting Moving Day Kentucky – a Walk for Parkinson’s – on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Lexington. Moving Day is more than just a walk. It highlights “movement” and exercise as a symbol of hope and progress because of its essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Each event features activities like yoga, dance and tai chi – all proven to help manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Register your walk team today at The event begins at 9 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 23

The American Cancer Society will host Making Strides of Fayette – Lexington walk/run at Legends ballpark on Sunday, Oct. 23. Registration begins at 1 p.m. with the race to follow at 3 p.m. For more information, go to

This article also appears on pages 14-15 of the October 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. For more Hamburg area news, subscribe to the Hamburg Journal weekly digital newsletter.