|AARP helps grandparents who are raising
grandchildren address their legal, financial, education, health and support
challenges. No matter what your situation is, you will surely find
something helpful on this site. http://www.aarp.org/families/grandparents/raising_grandchild/
|Administration on Aging http://www.aoa.gov/
|Barren River Development District (BRADD)
|Connect For Kids is an internet forum through
WKU Childcare Resource and Referral. It is an excellent way to connect
with others to chat, get and give support, create online friendships, and
just have fun. The Grandparent Gathering may be of special interest
to you but there are lots of interesting topics being discussed. It's
free to anyone interested! The office can also assist you with
finding child care providers. http://www.wku.edu/ccrr-wku/
When the page comes up, click on the word "forum" at the top of the page.
When the new page opens, click on the word "forum" in the top
left box, then choose the forum you wish to visit by topic. You will
see an area that asks you to join or log in, but you can browse the site as
a guest if you are just looking for information.
|H2U (Health Happiness You) Formerly
called Senior Friends, H2U is a national program that offers free health
screenings, excercise classes, social activities, newsletters, and other
services to clients age 50 and over. Locally, it is affiliated with Greenview
Hospital and is located across the street from the hospital. The membership
fee is $15 per year and includes a local newsletter, the national H2U Magazine,
and many of the services listed above. For more information, contact
Kris Lowe, RN, at 270-783-9592.
|Kentucky Homeplace Program
Health-related assistance for things such as prescription drugs, eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc.
Contact: Velma Koostra at 781-7923, M-F 8:00am-5:00pm
|Senior Health Network
The purpose of The Medical Center Senior Health Network is to show that life past 55 can be filled with wonderful and exciting experiences. For a one-time fee of just $10, you will receive
annual health screenings of blood pressure, blood sugar level, cholesterol, and triglycerides; discounts are on various other wellness services and screenings; free weekly exercise programs; monthly travel and social activities; and a free newsletter mailed to members.
Contact: Health & Wellness Center, 2625 Scottsville Rd, Suite 608; (270) 745-1010 or online at http://www.mcbg.org/SeniorHealthNetwork/