May 2016
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Greetings from UK Elder Care!

UK Elder Care Guest Blog by Todd Macaulay
Life is full of decisions that require us to balance our priorities and responsibilities. Often the choices we make between these responsibilities, work and personal, are fraught with stress because they all involve a precious and limited resource: our time. I think we can all agree that time is our most precious commodity. As far as important resources are concerned, money is probably a close second, not because it is valuable on its own, but because of what money enables us to do or buy. For most of us, unless your last name is Buffett or Gates, the money we have is also limited. This makes decisions about money stressful as well. As the Financial Well-Being Officer at UK, I speak with many employees, one-on-one and in groups, about money and their financial well-being. Read complete blog post here.
News You'll Want to Know
Aging in Place
I suspect that most people are reluctant to think about changing where and how they live as long as they are managing well at the moment. Lisa Selin Davis reports in AARP magazine that "almost 90 percent of Americans 65 or older plant to stay in their homes as they age." Yet for many, the design of their homes and communities does not suit older adults who lack the mobility, agility and swiftness of the young. Read the complete article here
Better Aging Through Practice, Practice, Practice
I took up tennis in my mid-50s. The nest was about to empty, and the weekend afternoons were beginning to yawn. I'd always been a tennis fan. With personal time on my hands, and a career winding down, I wanted to do...what? Something different and hard. Something that didn not transpire in my head and at my desk, which is exactly where most of our lives unfold these days. Read complete article here
Upcoming UK Elder Care Events 
UK Elder Care Lunch & Learn - Getting Our Finances in Order as We Age
Date: May 19
Time: 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Gallery Room, W.T. Young Library
Click here to register for this and future UK Elder Care events. 
Info: Todd Macaulay, UK Financial Well-Being Officer, will be with us to discuss ways to get financially prepared as we age. Todd will discuss the differences we now face in our planning and how we can best accommodate our future financial needs. He will cover all the things we need to know to ensure that we are ready to best enter this stage of life -- from structured savings to money under the mattress; financing in-home care vs. assisted living; private pay vs. government entitlement. Please feel free to "brown bag it" and don't forget that friends and colleagues are always welcome.  
Other Upcoming UK Events
Date: Second Thursday of every month
Time: 11:30 a.m. (course lasts 4 hours)
Location: Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center, Pavilion A, UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital
Register: Call (859) 323-1890; Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members

Info: This course is designed to help reduce the number car accidents caused by elderly drivers through an open discussion about the changes that occur as a body ages and how that relates to safer driving. Click here for more info. 
In the Community
Click here for a complete list of events hosted by the Alzheimer's Association in April. 
Summer Music Group for People with Parkinson's and Their Caregivers
Dates: In May, the group will meet on Mondays except for Memorial Day
Anchor Room at Crestwood Christian Church
Contact: Call (859) 277-1040 or e-mail
Info: If you are interested in singing and making music to improve your well-being, you are invited to join this FREE music group for people with Parkinson's and their caregivers. No musical experience or talent is necessary to participate.
For more info about other activities and events visit the Lexington Area Parkinson's Support Group website
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