pg-17-hj_november_2016Lexington groups making holiday shopping easier for seniors.

Friday, Nov. 4

The Senior Center at Charles Young Center  will host weekly “pickleball” games each Friday from 11 a.m. to noon. The next session will be held Friday, Nov. 4. Pickleball is a fun doubles game. It is a combination of racquetball, table tennis, badminton, tennis and squash. Played in the gymnasium with a wiffleball and wooden paddles. For more Information, call Katherine at 859-246-0281

Wednesday, Nov. 9

The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bell House, 545 Sayre Avenue. This is the nation’s largest classroom and online driver safety course and is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. Learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, payable to AARP at the class.

For more Information, call 859.233.0986

Thursday, Nov. 10

Hearing Loss Association of America Lexington Chapter will be meeting Thursday, Nov. 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library.

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.  Real Time Captioning is used at the meetings. Contact organizers at and visit us at their webpage

Friday, Nov. 18

The Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky will celebrate its 30th anniversary Friday, Nov. 18, from 7 until 11 p.m., at the Grand Reserve Event Center. This year’s Trees of Life is a celebration of 30 years of Trees. The evening will include grown-up games, door prizes, good food, and lots of fun.

Dress is business casual, or wear your ugly Christmas sweater to enter a contest for the worst holiday sweater ever.

The event will include this year’s selection of beautifully decorated trees and voting for the People’s Choice Award. Trees will be for sale and a silent auction will help guests finish their holiday shopping early.

Entertainment will be by the fabulous Encore of Lexington, food by Bluegrass Catering and Bonefish Grill and other area restaurants.

Tickets will be available on the KHAKY website ( or by calling the KHAKY office at 859-277-8259.

The Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky serves kidney disease patients and their families, increases awareness and early detection of chronic kidney disease, provides a network for collaboration among renal healthcare providers, and promotes organ donation. 100 percent of the funds raised at events like the Trees of Life is used to support the programs and services KHAKY offers in Kentucky.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

The Bell House Senior Citizens Center will host its 20th annual trip to Tennessee Nov. 15-18. The cost for the trip will be $400 per person/double occupancy; $450 per person/single occupancy. To participate in the trip, seniors must complete an individual registration form for 2016. It is important that trip organizers have the most current medical information on file for safety. To receive a form, have questions or need more information, email or call 859-233-0986.

The Lexington Senior Center’s annual outlet mall shopping trip to The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15.

The cost is $15 which includes van transportation and snacks. The van will depart the senior center at 9 a.m. and return at 4:15.

Friday, Nov. 18

The University of Kentucky will host a senior resource fair on Friday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hillary J. Boone Faculty Center, 500 Rose Street. This is an opportunity to meet with a variety of community agencies that provide valuable caregiving resources, tools, help and support and allow you to make the best care choice for both you and your loved one. For more information, contact Lisa R. Collins at (859) 257-8763 or

Monday, Nov. 28

There will be a meeting of a Parkinson’s Support Group Monday, Nov. 28, starting at noon in the Crestwood Christian Church. The church is located at 1882 Bellefonte Drive, For more information, go to or call 859.266.0459.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

The Bell House Senior Center will host a trip to the Derby Dinner Playhouse on Tuesday, Nov. 29 to see a performance of Honky Tonk Angels. The cost is $60. For more information, email or call 859-233-0986.

The Lexington Senior Center will be holding a craft fair during its Thanksgiving party in November. If you are interested in participating and selling your crafts, please sign up at the front desk. There is no fee for a table – just sign-up for a table and start crafting.