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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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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