Free Electric Fans for LouisvilleKy area Seniors and Disabled Individuals

Fan Fair giveaway event held on June 24 LouisvilleKy., – Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, community organizations, and residents, hundreds of electric fans have been collected to provide heat relief for seniors and people with disabilities.  A “Fan Fair” giveaway and resource event is scheduled for Saturday, June 24 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Louisville, KY 40203. Fans will be available for seniors 60 and older, as well as for individuals with documented disabilities, on a first-come, first-served basis.  Fan Fair qualifications and guidelines are as follows:  Person 60…


Electric Fans Needed for LouisvilleKY Seniors and Disabled Residents

Donations accepted through June 14; Fan giveaway on June 24 Louisville, KY., – In preparation for warmer temperatures this season, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is again partnering with Louisville Metro Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens (OADC) to collect electric fans for seniors and persons with physical disabilities.  The fans will be distributed to qualified individuals within the KIPDA region including Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Shelby, Oldham, Spencer, and Trimble Counties. Donations of new box fans will be collected through June 14 at: KIPDA, 11520 Commonwealth Drive (Lou., KY 40299) WLKY Studio, 1918 Mellwood Ave. (Lou, KY…


Louisville’s TechFest to Explore Technology and Innovations in Healthcare

Louisville, Ky., – The Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK) will present its inaugural TechFest on Aug. 20-Aug. 21st at the Henry Clay Building and at the University of Louisville campuses. The four “mini-tracks” of the conference include healthcare, leadership/management, internet of things/big data, and general IT/emerging tech. The mini-track specific to healthcare will give a glimpse of the new horizons challenging the journey to optimal aging, and restorative practices in medicine and managing its compelling data, pointing at solutions. The Health Enterprise Network (HEN), an affiliate of Greater Louisville Inc., and the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK), our local tech council, have partnered to…

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KIPDA To Address Senators in DC on July 20th

On July 20th, KIPDA representatives will be in Washington, DC to urge policymakers to protect the vital programs that help older adults maintain their health and independence and age in place in their homes and communities for as long as possible.  The Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA) is an association of local governments in a nine-county region of southern Indiana and north central Kentucky. KIPDA Region’s (including Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble Counties) aging population is exploding at precisely the time federal policymakers are considering drastic changes to key programs that help older adults age independently….

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KIPDA to Enroll Qualified Medicare Recipients in Extra Help Program at the 7th Annual Hispanic/Latino Health Fair

The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA), through its Social Services Division, will be working with Spanish-Speaking Medicare beneficiaries in Kentucky to assist them in getting money to help lower their out-of-pocket prescription drug costs this weekend.  The 7th Annual Hispanic/Latino Health Fair on June 11, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to noon will give the Hispanic community and other fair-goers an opportunity to seek qualification and approval for funds on the spot at the event. “We are pleased to be working with the Hispanic/Latino Coalition of Louisville again this year,” said Barbara Gordon, Director of Social Services for KIPDA. …

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KIPDA Is Celebrating Older Americans Month by Honoring Centenarians

  KIPDA Will Host The Centenarian Celebration Day In Honor of Older Americans Month On May 20, 2011 From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. At The Jewish Family And Career Services. The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA), through its Social Services Division is hosting a celebration honoring centenarians who reside in the KIPDA region on May 20, 2011. Appreciating the many virtues that local centenarians have to offer, KIPDA will pay tribute to those in attendance as well as those in the community that cannot attend.  Over 50 individuals over the age of one hundred years young have…

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KIPDA Tri-County Rural Diabetes Coalition Names Board; Meeting Tomorrow

The KIPDA Tri-County Rural Diabetes Coalition announced its core formation members this month, which bodes well for a creative plan to combat diabetes in the Kentucky region.  The next coalition meeting will be held tomorrow, on April 21st, at the Henry County Extension office, 2151 Campbellsburg Road (Hwy 421) from 10:30 AM to 12:30 AM. The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition, under a $2.5 Million Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant, expects to impact the diabetes prevalence statistics seen from Shelby, Bullitt, and Henry within the next five years.  These counties have been identified in the Bluegrass State as…

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KIPDA Is Helping Qualified Kentucky Medicare Beneficiaries Save Up to $4,000 on Prescription Drug Costs

 The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA), through its Social Services Division, announced this week the open enrollment period for a community outreach program covering qualified Medicare beneficiaries under the “Extra Help with Prescription Drug Costs.”  The program, covering subsidies for Medicare Part D, is administered by the Social Security Administration using new 2011 Federal higher income levels. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Social Security Administration have confirmed a higher income level amount.  “This means that more Medicare recipients may qualify for the “Extra Help with Prescription Drug Costs” program than last year,”…

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$2.5 Million KIPDA Grant: Fighting Diabetes at the Community Level in Bullitt, Henry and Shelby

Most people would rather pop a pill to feel better, than look at the big picture of their overall healthy living options.  But, that is about to change for our nearby rural counties of Bullitt, Henry and Shelby based on a new grant from the Center for Disease Control that targets community involvement in the fight against diabetes in older adults, particularly minorities, a vulnerable population group nationally. All of us with TV sets, cell phones, and internet access hear messaging from various sources about getting “out there” and exercising, but the barriers to doing just that may be so…