ADVICE FOR YOUR BUCKET LIST

Do you know what a bucket list is? Most people think it is a list of things you want to do before you die. A typical guess is people want to visit a particular place before dying. Based on an unscientific poll about bucket lists, that is not a bad guess. Travel appears to be a frequent bucket list ambition.  Anne is an American who is proud her ancestors lived for centuries on the group of small islands in the English Channel between the southern coast of England and mainland Europe.

REDUCE STRESS, INCREASE ENJOYMENT FOR A HAPPY 2018

Family caregivers provide practical assistance and enhance the quality of life for frail seniors who might otherwise require placement in a long-term-care facility. Typically, caregivers are spouses or adult children, many of whom are seniors themselves. Their role involves physical, psychological, emotional and financial demands. It can be a heavy load.  If you are a caregiver, consider the following strategies for not only surviving but thriving in the year ahead.

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DISCOVER A LOVE OF LIFELONG LEARNING

Curiosity, exploring interests and engagement are a few crucial ingredients to healthy and happy longevity. Enrolling in a class just for the love of learning is a great way to do this. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Kentucky offers educational and enrichment courses, forums, shared interest groups, trips and more for adults age 50 years and older. Membership for the full year is $25; summer programs are at a prorated fee.

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If you’ve lived in Lexington longer than five minutes, you know restaurants abound here. This list features local – not chain or franchised – eateries that are stand alone and have reasonable prices and, of course, good food. They are in alphabetical order.


Brontë Bistro

Brontë Bistro offers a nicely varied breakfast menu. The restaurant can be found inside Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Lexington Green. The Bistro egg platter, breakfast quiche and the spinach, tomato and feta omelet are some favorites. There are vegetarian and gluten- free options as well. Check out Brontë Bistro’s entire menu at www.josephbeth.com


Doodles

Doodles, a breakfast favorite among locals, says it serves “comfort food with a conscience,” striving to use as much organic product as possible. Its offerings include pigs and puffs (bacon, beignets and fresh fruit), dirty shrimp and grits and a popular build-your-own omelet. Doodles is located at 262 North Limestone. The menu contains great lunch items as well. Its Web site is www.doodlesrestaurant.com


Josie’s

Josie’s has become a local breakfast favorite in recent years. Located in Chevy Chase, it offers a good array of early-morning treasures.

BREAKFASTS IN LEXINGTON

The country classic omelet, the cheeezee omelet and sausage and biscuits are some of the eatery’s best sellers. The dining room is filled with a lot of fun décor. The menu and more information about Josie’s can be accessed through its Facebook page:


Shakespeare & Co.

Shakespeare & Co. not only offers many traditional American breakfast dishes, but also a spectrum of Mediterranean dishes, including vegetarian and gluten-free plates. Located at 367 West Short Street in the heart of downtown Lexington, this restaurant boasts an incomparable menu and a highly eccentric ambience that sets it apart. It’s well worth the trouble of finding a parking spot. Explore its Web site at www.shakespeare-and-co.com.


Wild Eggs

Wild Eggs has a very extensive breakfast menu. Biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, bananas Foster, chicken and waffles and a variety of omelets, soups and sandwiches are part of Wild Eggs’ impressive offerings. Wild Eggs has a homegrown feeling, something its customers apparently relish. They chose its hot Brown as the best in Kentucky and lauded it for having the best brunch as well. Find its Web site here: www.wildeggs.com.

CHARLES SEBASTIAN

Charles Sebastian is a Staff Writer for Living Well 60+ Magazine

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