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FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Beshear: Sweetheart Scam Reports Total Nearly $300,000 in Losses for Kentucky Victims This Year

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning Kentuckians to be wary of online dating scams that have already caused four victims in Campbell, Jefferson and Wayne counties to report losses of nearly $300,000 this year.

In each case, a “sweetheart scammer” used legitimate online dating websites Match.com and eHarmony to lure victims into a fake online relationship. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Free Women’s Self Defense Class

Free Women’s Self Defense Class No Pre-registration required! Open to women and girls ages 12 and up.

Real self defense techniques and tips for women instructed by women! This FREE class will cover safety tips and you will be introduced to one of the most proven and effective martial arts for self defense, jiu jitsu! No equipment or uniform required. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a friend and get ready to learn! Continue reading Free Women’s Self Defense Class

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Cabinet Releases Updated Medicaid Budget Predictions and Kentucky HEALTH Implementation Timeline

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) today released updated guidance regarding the implementation of Kentucky HEALTH, which was re-approved in November by the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The new information includes updated implementation milestones for various components of Kentucky HEALTH that will be phased-in during 2019. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Volunteers will be counting homeless in Berea

Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing during the next few nights, which can pose a grave danger to those who are homeless.

In an effort to count just how many homeless people are in Berea, 15 volunteers will brave bitter cold temperatures Wednesday night beginning at 10:30 p.m. The teams will search the city in the hope of locating and making contact with homeless individuals. The count is being conducted in the later hours to ensure the most accurate tally, according to Berea City Council member Emily LaDouceur. The effort is sponsored by the Coalition to End Homelessness – Berea (CtEH-B). Continue reading Volunteers will be counting homeless in Berea

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR FEB. 2019

EALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH

For centuries we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR FEB. 2019

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Take Steps to Avoid Hypothermia This Winter

With zero to sub-zero temperatures predicted later this week around the state, many Kentuckians could be exposed to harsh winter elements. To prepare for these conditions, Department for Public Health (DPH) officials are emphasizing the importance of limiting exposure to the cold and taking necessary steps to prevent hypothermia.

“When the thermometer drops, people are at increased risk for hypothermia,” said DPH Commissioner Jeff Howard, M.D. “Hypothermia occurs when an individual’s body temperature drops below what is necessary to achieve normal metabolism and other bodily functions. In severe cases or when the body is not properly warmed, death can result.” Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR FEB. 2019

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

ALZHEIMER’S IS NOT NORMAL AGING. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about: the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available to address some symptoms, and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR FEB. 2019

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Eric Clark

Child welfare transformation will improve the lives of Kentucky children and families

It is a staggering, record-high number in Kentucky: 10,000 kids in foster care.

Here is another number: 800. That’s how many adults gathered in early January for the inaugural Transformers of Child Welfare Summit. These were social workers, judges, educators, government officials, faith-based community leaders, parents, relatives and others. They are all committed to improve our child welfare system and the lives of Kentucky children. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019

TEN WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S

Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. The one-hour webinar will cover typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s,how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019

Tobacco-Free Students Campaign Launches Jan. 22 in Frankfort

Bills Filed in Both Chambers
The encouraging news is that Rep. Kim Moserand Sen. Ralph Alvarado, chairs of the health committees in their respective legislative chambers, have filed companion bills (House Bill 11 and Senate Bill 27) to make all Kentucky K-12 schools 100 percent tobacco-free beginning July 1, 2020.
Currently, 58 percent of Kentucky students are protected from exposure to tobacco products while at school or engaged in school activities (see map.)

Continue reading Tobacco-Free Students Campaign Launches Jan. 22 in Frankfort

Saint Joseph Berea Offers Tips for Staying Safe During Winter Conditions

With snow expected to hit the area soon, Saint Joseph Berea is offering tips for staying safe during the harsh winter months. Winter brings with it a number of hazards, including frostbite and falls, which can lead to minor and severe injuries. This winter, it’s important to take precautions to avoid some of the most common winter injuries. Continue reading Saint Joseph Berea Offers Tips for Staying Safe During Winter Conditions

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body

For centuries we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. The program will take place at the Powell County Cooperative Extension Office located at 169 Maple Street in Stanton on Thursday, January 17th from 12pm-1pm. A light lunch will be provided. Registration is required; please call 800-272-3900. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019

WHY IS MY LOVED ONE ASKING THE SAME QUESTIONS AGAIN AND AGAIN?

Join us for an educational session focused that will include an overview of common forms of memory problems and their progression. This session will also include a focus on challenging behaviors that may arise and strategies to address them. Following the presentation we will have time for a general question and answer session. This program is offered through an interactive telemedicine system to connect with persons who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders, providing education and supportive services across the state of Kentucky. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019

WHY IS MY LOVED ONE ASKING THE SAME QUESTIONS AGAIN AND AGAIN?

Join us for an educational session focused that will include an overview of common forms of memory problems and their progression. This session will also include a focus on challenging behaviors that may arise and strategies to address them. Following the presentation we will have time for a general question and answer session. This program is offered through an interactive telemedicine system to connect with persons who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders, providing education and supportive services across the state of Kentucky. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019