Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Happy Hanukkah!

A little history here for those who don’t know: Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the holy temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E. when one day's oil miraculously burned for eight days. The miracle of the Hanukkah oil is celebrated every year when Jews light a special menorah known as a hanukkiyah for eight days.

Community Gifts: Thrive Innovation Center

By Carrie Vittitoe
Thrive Innovation Center displays new ideas for better quality of life in the home, including the bedroom. 

Who would have thought that right here in Louisville we have a simulation lab focused on aging? The Thrive Innovation Center was conceived as a result of economic development incentives in 2010, when Signature Healthcare relocated to the city. InnovateLTC was created as an affiliate of Signature to drive innovation and collaboration. Sheri Rose, Thrive Center CEO and executive director, says the goal is for the facility to “become the epicenter of long-term care and aging innovation.”

Monday, December 11, 2017

Good Style Acts as Neeka Parks’ Creative Outlet

By Keri Foy
Neeka Parks wears clothing and accessories reflective of other cultures. Photos by Sunni Wigginton  

She's interviewing felons. She's talking to the families of victims. She's helping to determine the fate of many Kentuckians.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Community Gifts: Parklands of Floyds Fork

By Carrie Vittitoe

When Dan Jones, founder of 21st Century Parks Inc., attended a meeting of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy in 2002, it seemed obvious to him how a new generation could have the same impact as the original park system. “We should do the same thing again,” he thought after a few months of letting the idea marinate in his mind.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Matching Seniors with Companions: Maybe You Want to Get Involved?

By Brigid Morrissey

"Some people look for their love match through online dating sites or speed dating, but ElderServe is matching aging adults with volunteers to be their friendly companions and offer support."

Friday, December 8, 2017

Giving Back: Community Foundations

By Marie Bradby

Giving Back: The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

“It’s important for people to give back to the community where they live, where their kids go to school, and where they earn their living,” says Linda Speed, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana.

Five Great Ideas for Your Home During the Holidays

By Keri Foy
Amanda suggests replacing older holiday decor with newer items for an updated look.
Photos by Melissa Donald 

Amanda Book at Madhouse in New Albany believes a beautiful home is more than what lines the shelves. It's about weaving layers together that quell the chaos in your life.
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