Silver Sneakers in the Neighborhood

seniors performing chair yogaRebecca Hannifan is a certified instructor and teaches a few SilverSneakers classes for seniors at St. Luke UMC. Click here to read more about her classes.


Hamburg is Happening for Seniors

There are quite a few senior living complexes coming to the Hamburg area. Who is coming? Why are they choosing Hamburg? Click here to find out.



Feb 4          AARP Smart Driver Course, Lexington Senior Center

Feb 6          AARP Tax Help, Eastside Library

Feb 11        Memory Cafe, Alzheimer’s Association

Feb 14        Hearing Loss Association of America Lexington Chapter, Eastside Library

Feb 14        AARP Tax Help, Eastside Library

Feb 18        Elder Law Planning Seminar, ElderLawLexington

Feb 19        Kentucky Advocacy Day for Alzheimer’s Awareness

Feb 19       Heart Health Awareness

Feb 19       UK Pharmacy Students – Beer List

Feb 21        Heart Health and Inflammation Seminar, Millpond Integrative Health and Wellness Center

Feb 26        Registration date for pre-registered classes, Lexington Senior Center

Feb 27        Seminar on in-home care, W.T. Young Library

March 1       Family Caregiver Workshop, Alzheimer’s Association

April 19       Bluegrass Elder Abuse Prevention Conference, Lexington Senior Center

May 13        Kentucky State Parks Motor Coach Trip, Lexington Senior Center

July 25        Waterways and National Parks of the Pacific Northwest trip, Lexington Senior Center

events may require tickets or registration



7 Subtle Signs of a Heart Attack

As we observe Heart Month in February, know these subtle signs.

1. Chest Discomfort – it’s a more internal discomfort than external. It is said that it’s possible you won’t feel chest pain and people with diabetes tend to have less chest pain.

2. Pain Throughout Your Body – down your arm or up to your jaw.

3. Shortness of Breath – it’s a similar feeling when you walk up a flight of steps, but it’s troubling when it happens while sitting on the couch.

4. Confusion – when a heart attack is occurring, it reduces the flow of blood including the brain and that reduction causes confusion or mental lapses.

5. Fatigue – just being exhausted: not having the strength to move from the couch or possibly feeling like you just need to lay down after doing no physical activity.

6. Nausea or Indigestion – people do dismiss this feeling as just being acid reflux, but some red flags that should be taken into consideration are: New or Severe, Get worse when you’re active, or Occur along with other symptoms mentioned, like shortness of breath or pain

7. Feeling of Doom – it is a subjective feeling, but the overwhelming feeling that something is not right should never be ignored.

If you think you or someone else may have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.


This article also appears on page 16 of the February 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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