Help with 2020 Census

The 2020 United States Census is vitally important to our communities, region and Commonwealth.  We need your help to complete the Census to ensure Kentucky and the BGADD region are counted!  The Census influences funding of important services and programs like Food Assistance, Healthcare, Employment, Education, Family Services and Community Support.  An accurate count will help fund critical infrastructure and public safety projects.

If you need help completing your Census, we are here for you. If you’ve received you 12 digit Census ID, you can call our office and a member of our staff will help you complete yours online.  If you haven’t received a Census ID, no worries, we can still help you complete your Census, just give us a call.  If you’d like more information about the 2020 Census go to www.my2020census.gov or call BGADD at 859-269-8021.

 

Governor Beshear has recommended temporary closure of all Senior Center activities until further notice. The Senior Centers will continue to provide meals to current meal participants. Each county has a plan for delivering meals to each person’s home or will permit individuals on their congregate meal roster to pick up a meal at the entrance of the center. If you are in need of additional supports, please contact the Senior Center in your county or the Bluegrass Aging and Disability Resource Center at 1-866-665-7921 or 859-266-1116.

 

Watch this video from Commissioner Elridge of the Department for Aging and Independent Living about local and statewide resources for older adults in Kentucky 

If you are 60 years old or older and/or have diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, kidney failure or other chronic major medical conditions, we recommend you avoid densely populated community events and consult this CDC Guidance for Older Adults

Take extra measures to put distance between yourself and other people to reduce your risk of being exposed:

• Stay home as much as possible
• Have enough household items and groceries on hand if you need to stay home
• Monitor your health and keep in touch with your doctor

 

Covid-19 Information : Additional information and resources for Kentuckians on the Coronavirus.

Meals Served to Kentucky Seniors

Kentucky Area Development Districts have served over 150,000 meals to seniors. Take a look at this map to see how many meals are served weekly to seniors in Kentucky – 

Map of Meals Served

Our Mission

The Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living promotes and provides for the development of community based systems of care which include: planning, access and delivery of services, coordination of activities and programs, and advocacy on behalf of and education for older persons, disabled individuals and caregivers in the communities of the Bluegrass region. Our vision is to maintain or improve quality of life and enable older persons, disabled individuals and caregivers to thrive in their chosen environment with mutual respect, dignity and self-determination.

Aging Newsletter & Podcast

Check out our monthly newsletter and podcast for valuable information, resources, and events for seniors in the Bluegrass region!

June 2020 Newsletter

 

 

Community Needs Assessment Survey

 

 

 

 

Aging Adventures Podcast:

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Come work with us!

We’re hiring for PDS Case Manager- Job Posting

 

Active Choices Online!

 A FREE, interactive six-month fitness program that incorporates physical activities into daily life. Geared toward tech-savvy individuals aged 55 and older, this program offers effective exercises that can be completed in the comfort of your own home for beginners and advanced persons alike. The program is designed to improve your cardio, strength, balance and flexibility.

Active Choices Online provides:

-Exercises and support for all fitness levels
-One-on-one session with ElderServe Wellness Coordinator to create a six-month plan. (Via Zoom or Facebook Messenger)
-Weekly Check-Ins via phone or video conferences for support and accountability
-Two FREE Elastic Fitness Bands and a pedometer
-Access to the ACO Facebook Group for exercise demonstration videos and group meetings
-Contests, incentives and virtual celebrations for meeting fitness milestones
-Healthy eating tips
-Access to the Active Choices Newsletter
-ALL FOR FREE

Contact Wellness Coordinator, Sana Ahmed at 502-736-3847 or sahmed@elderserveinc.org to get started!

 Pathways Guide 2020 is a valuable resource of programs and services for seniors!