LOCAL SPOTLIGHT - KENTUCKY HEALTH SOLUTIONS

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….

REDEFINED SENIOR LIVING

This senior living community, the latest on the Lexington landscape, offers numerous amenities and top-class touches that make it a vibrant, exciting community.  “We are redefining senior living,” said Jacqueline Kennedy, Director of Sales and Marketing at Legacy Reserve. “If someone has a notion of what senior living looks like, we ask them to tour Legacy Reserve.”  On your visit, you certainly won’t find Legacy Reserve residents just sitting around watching life go by.

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ADULT GUARDIANSHIP: FROM DEMENTIA TO ADDICTION

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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The Bluegrass offers a great deal for residents and passers-through alike. Explore these opportunities in the unique landscape that is Lexington.


The Kentucky Theater

First opened in 1922, The Kentucky has been the premier cinema in Lexington for many years. With two main theaters, The Kentucky keeps films running throughout the day. These vary between new releases, art-house movies, independents and movies made by local filmmakers. The ornate designs in the theater, the old-style concessions booth and the friendly face of Fred Mills, longtime general manager of The Kentucky, all come together for an excellent film experience. www.kentuckytheater.com


The Red Mile

The Red Mile offers harness racing (trotters and pacers), simulcasting, a clubhouse with several dining options and all sorts of fun sidelines. If you’re visiting the Horse Capital of the World, the Red Mile is a must- see. It sits on the outskirts of the University of Kentucky’s campus. www.redmileky.com


The Kentucky Horse Park

Opened in 1978, the Kentucky Horse Park has become a favorite

TOP 5 LEXINGTON FUN EXCURSIONS

for tourists. A statue of Man o’ War, the Hall of Champions and the Walking Barn Tour are just some of the intriguing experiences you can have at this venue. You’ve come to Kentucky to see horses “up close and personal.” This is where it happens. www.kyhorsepark.com


Keeneland

Keeneland has two well-attended race meets, one in April and one in October. But the track also hosts many sales, races, simulcasts and other events. It has become a hotspot for weddings and corporate events. The picturesque track and grounds and the open stable area make for a lovely day of socializing, learning and maybe placing a few bets. www.keeneland.com


The Hunt-Morgan House

The Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation oversees the Hunt-Morgan House, located in Gratz Park in downtown Lexington. The house, which is open for tours throughout the week, features Civil War-era pieces. John Wesley Hunt and Confederate General John Hunt Morgan, both powerful and important figures not only in the landscape of antebellum Lexington but in the South as a whole, are the titular figures behind the Hunt-Morgan House.

www.bluegrasstrust.org/hunt-morgan.html.  

CHARLES SEBASTIAN

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

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