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It is that most wonderful time of the year—no, we are not talking about Christmas. It’s Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Season. Yes, it’s the time of the year when we stress and spend hours on the phone or online shopping for health coverage. The pain of having to shop health coverage, spend hours on the phone or online with one company vs another for our health insurance can be a daunting task. It does not matter if you are on Medicare or looking for your personal insurance, this can be one of the most dreaded….

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Guardianship has been a hot topic in Kentucky the past year.  Between the increase in dementia diagnoses and the growing drug epidemic, the court system has had a great influx in the number of guardianship filings over the past few years.  In Kentucky, a guardianship is a legal proceeding during which a jury determines whether an individual is wholly or partially disabled, the court appoints a guardian, thus officially creating a legal relationship between the guardian and the ward.

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equipment or classes at the gym? Before you sign a contract, make sure the gym offers exactly what you are looking for. Pay attention to the quality of the equipment as well as other amenities at the facility, such as the pool and the basketball court.


Once you sign the contract and officially become a member of the gym, you should discover the things you enjoy most about it, get into a regular habit of going and feel energized in your new fitness environment.

More people in their golden years are hitting the gym these days. It is important to find a gym that meets your standards and expectations – one that you like and feel comfortable going to. The experience at the gym makes or breaks membership and plays a large role in your motivation and willingness to exercise.


Before you sign up for gym membership, tour the facility to see what it has to offer. A gym whose front desk staff greets you cheerfully and who enjoy their job will make you feel comfortable asking for assistance when needed.


Here are some other criteria to consider to make sure you choose the best gym for you:


Location: Find a gym that is close to home. Use Google Maps or another mapping device to locate gyms within a 10-mile radius. You are more likely to go the gym if it is nearby. This will allow you to be more committed and not skip a workout.


Hours of Operation: Look at the gym’s hours and make sure it’s open during the time you plan to go. Visit the gym during that time to observe how busy it might be. While you’re there, you can check out group exercise classes you may want to attend.

HOW TO CHOOSE A GYM

Price: Consider whether the initiation fees and the monthly cost of the gym membership fit into your budget. Read the entire contract, including the fine print, because it usually tells you what will happen if you cancel the contract at any time during your contract period. Also, check to see if there is additional pricing for other services such as personal training, group exercise classes or lockers. Always ask if discounts or special packages are available for seniors.


Cleanliness: Gyms are full of germs. A study in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine found rhinovirus (cause of the common cold) on 63 percent of the hand-contact surfaces tested in a gym. So many people go in and out of the facility throughout the day that it is very easy to spread (and catch) germs. It is important the gym staff clean the equipment daily and members clean off the equipment after each use. Check to see if there is a policy or signs posted within the facility instructing the members to do so. Also, look for hand sanitizer stands near the equipment. Be sure the gym’s bathroom and locker room areas are clean; these are common areas for germs to spread as well.


Amenities, Equipment and Classes: Are you looking for specific exercise

TANIQUA WARD, M.S

TaNiqua Ward is a Staff Writer for Living Well 60+ Magazine

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