Thursday, July 21, 2016

Great Ideas for Taking Care of Yourself — and Others

By Mark Kaelin

Five ways to stay healthy, active and happy everyday.

 Need a Hand?
“We’re here to help and support seniors aging in place,” says Mary Lynne Masterson of Highland Community Ministries. Services include government benefits counseling, daily exercise classes, enrichment activities such as table top gardening, and transportation services to physician appointments and the grocery. To learn more, contact Joann Lockhart or Mary Lynn Masterson at 502.459.0132.

Lunch and Learn
Join naturalist Corinne Mastey the first Wednesday of each month this summer at Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest to explore the natural world and enjoy a locally sourced lunch at Isaac’s Café. Registration and prepayment are required.
For specific information on dates and times, call 502.955.8512.

Put your best foot forward... 
...with a visit to the podiatry clinic offered by Dr. Larry Ketcherside at St. Paul United Methodist Church. The clinic is for adults 65 and over. Insurance will be billed, but clinic visitors are responsible for any services not covered by insurance.
To make an appointment, call 502.459.0132.

Dog days of summer got you down? 
Get out of the house and see what’s happening at JCC’s Senior Center. “We have planned activities Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 2:30pm,” says Diane Sadle. “Seniors can participate in fitness class, arts and crafts, attend educational programs and go on day trips.”
For more information, contact Diane at or 502.238.2749.

Fall Prevention 
Improve your balance with Tai Chi classes at Highland Community Ministries. This low-impact exercise is great for seniors, even those with chronic illnesses such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and heart disease. “Most people come to me for help with balance, then stay because of how it makes them feel,” says Tai Chi instructor Jeffrey Graham Lietz. All Tai Chi classes are held at Highlands Community Campus, 1228 E. Breckinridge.
For class schedules and times, call 502-459-0132.   

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