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Public News Service - KY: Senior Issues

Incorporating additional movement into daily life can help reduce the risk of diabetes for folks age 65 and older. (Mtn and Sea/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – With nearly one-in-four Kentuckians age 65 and older living with diabetes, some organizations are spreading a message of "Get Fit, Don't Sit" during Older Americans Month in May. The American Diabetes Association and Passport Health Plan are providing seniors in Kentucky wit

Consumer challenges deliver a sharp reduction in rate increases sought by sister power companies in Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The battle to tamp down utility rate hikes in Kentucky produced a victory last week for intervenors, who challenged the sizes and types of increases sought by sister power companies Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric. Combined, the utilities serve more than 1

The American Health Care Act could result in more than 130,000 Kentuckians losing their coverage, according to the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. (UW Health)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that 24 million people would lose coverage by 2026 under the American Health Care Act, and almost a half-million Kentuckians are included in that number, according to the Urban Institute. The American Health Care Act (AHC

Helping aging Kentuckians continue living at home, by bringing their family caregivers more into the loop, is the idea behind a bill moving through the Legislature. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A bill moving through the Kentucky Legislature would establish ways to get family caregivers more involved so their aging loved ones can continue living at home. The Kentucky Family Caregivers Act, Senate Bill 129, makes it a uniform requirement that hospitals contact a desig

AARP Kentucky is looking for someone to replace its outgoing volunteer state president, Jim Kimbrough, as the

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky's population is aging and the organization best known for representing people 50 and over is seeking a new spokesman. AARP Kentucky, with 470,000 members statewide, is looking for its next volunteer state president. Rich Stonestreet has been state president in ne

Leaders from across the state gather in Lexington to explore solutions for making neighborhoods more age-friendly so older Kentuckians can remain in their homes. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- People are living longer, and by 2030 it's projected that one in five Americans will be 65 or older. One expert on aging, Jean Setzfand, senior vice president for programs at AARP, said infrastructure that allows residents to “age in place” in their neighborhoods is l

According to AARP, nearly two-thirds of small businesses in Kentucky want to offer retirement savings plans to their employees, but can't afford to do so.  (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's leading senior citizens organization says 50 percent of employees in the state's private sector do not have access to a workplace retirement plan. That's 787,000 Kentuckians, according to AARP, which is calling on the state legislature to create a Work and Save pl

Dr. Gail Christopher, a  national expert in holistic health and diversity, told community and health leaders in Kentucky that if they work more on improving inequities the state's health will improve. (Shannon Wells)

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A national expert in holistic health and diversity told community and health leaders in Kentucky yesterday that if they work more on improving inequities, including income and access to care, the health of the state's population will improve. The message came from Dr. Gail Christo

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