Conferences on Aging Scheduled for May, June

The Fayette County Extension Office will host “Meeting the Challenges and Opportunities of Aging” on Saturday, May 19 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
The conference will offer speakers, exhibits and workshops emphasizing health and wellness, education, policy and fun things to do.
The conference is at Crestwood Christian Church, 1150 Bellefonte Drive. Cost is $10, which includes lunch. Registration deadline is May 10.
Info: 257-5582 or visit

A Senior Independent Living Fair will be held Wednesday, May 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Lafayette senior living community at 690 Mason Headley Road. The fair will feature information about companies and services to help seniors stay strong and independent in life.

The 29th Annual Summer Series on Aging is scheduled for June 4-6 at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa.

Topics include dementia care, nutrition, exercise and obesity, Down Syndrome and aging, falls prevention, elder abuse, medication errors, infection prevention and more.

The keynote speech – “Caring for an Aging America: Is the Healthcare Workforce Prepared?” – will be delivered by Dr. Gregg Warshaw, Director of the Geriatric Medicine Program at the University of Cincinnati.

Cost for three days is $285 ($175 for students and seniors). Two days is $235 ($150 students and seniors). One day is $180 ($120 students and seniors).

Registration is required. Info: 257-8301 or visit

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass needs volunteers for the SHIP Program to give a helping hand to people receiving Medicare. Volunteers are needed to provide assistance and provide counseling with public benefits to help navigate the health care maze.

Volunteers are also needed as marketers, recruiters and administrative assistants. Info: (866) 516-3051.

The Bluegrass Elder Abuse and Awareness Council will host an event for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15 at 10 a.m. at the Lexington Senior Citizens Center.
In addition to music, refreshments, manicures and massages, the event will also have a screening of the documentary “An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America.”
The Council also will recognize this year’s Outstanding High School Senior, Carly Playforth, for her volunteering and advocacy with nursing home residents.
Beth Mills, Commissioner of Social Services, will be the special guest for  the event.