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Jan./Feb. 2014

Birdwatchers Flock Together

Winter Dreams of Spring Gardens

The Best Friends Approach to Dimentia Care


Coq au Vin Makes an Elegant, Hearty Winter Dish

Aging with Asthma


Break out the Bikes

Cars are not allowed on Grand Mackinac Island

Winter Safety Reminders

It Isn’t Too Late to Save for Retirement


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Members of the Audubon Society of Kentucky go on a bird walk

at The Arboretum in Lexington. Photo credit: David Lang.

Birdwatchers Flock Together

Audubon Society of Kentucky welcomes

novice birders

by Abby Malik, Staff Writer

Even when leaves fall from the trees

and temperatures drop below freezing,

nature is still happening all

around us. The Audubon Society

of Kentucky (ASK) provides those

who have a desire to get outdoors

any time of year the opportunity to

explore Central Kentucky’s diverse

bird community, whether you’re

a bird expert, a casual observer

or just starting out as a nature


ASK, which is not affiliated with

the National Audubon Society,

organizes bird-watching field trips

throughout the Bluegrass region

that are open to all age groups;

membership in ASK isn’t required.

David Lang, co-secretary of the

organization, says ASK has a membership

of around 70 nature lovers.

“We have a lot of retirees and older

people in the group,” Lang said.

They are also joined by young

professionals, college students and

middle agers.

The group bird walks take place in

diverse areas such as the Lexington

Cemetery, Shaker Village in

Harrodsburg, Minor Clark Fish

Hatchery and Cave Run Lake near

Morehead, Maine Chance Farm in

Lexington and several others. The

group has even traveled as far as

Cumberland Falls State Park on its


Lang says exploring different locations

is important for successful

bird searches.

“Habitat is the key for finding

different species of birds, thus we

offer the range of locations to include

as many habitats as possible,”

he said.

The outings are a wonderful way

for older adults to meet other

people, spend time in nature, visit

different areas of the state and, of

course, learn about Kentucky’s

birds. Nearly all of the bird walks

and other activities, which include

bird-seed sales and potluck dinners,

are scheduled on weekends,

making participation easy for those

who are busy during the week.

If you’re interested in going on an

ASK outings, you don’t have worry

that your bird education isn’t up

to par. In fact, Lang said, “We love

novice birders. For those of us that

hardly ever see anything new, it is

great to see other people experience

seeing new species for the first

time. It makes us appreciate these

‘old friends’ with fresh eyes.”

Lang offers assurance for those

who think they might not be mobile

enough to join ASK’s outdoor


“Birders typically do not move at

a very fast pace,” he said. “We are

always stopping to look at stuff, not

just birds.”

During nature walks, a group, usually

averaging around a dozen participants,

typically covers not more

than a couple of miles on foot, and

everyone goes at their own pace.

The walks, Lang says, are as much

about socializing as they are about

the nature experience.

Walk participants should bring

along some type of magnification,

preferably binoculars, but a camera

with a large zoom will also do. For

those who don’t own binoculars,

ASK group members have extra

pairs. A bird guidebook is also a

good item to have on hand.



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While awaiting thaw, perusing gardening catalogues

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mistakes, miscalculations and outright

disasters may have occurred

last growing season, we gardeners

can take a page from the book

of legendary die-hard Chicago

Cubs fans and chant their mantra:

“There’s always next year!”

Thus, perusing the many catalogues

that are likely to be stuffing

our mailboxes this time of year

can be not only be a therapeutic

form of escapism, but can actually

benefit our future gardening


I always look for varieties of either

vegetables or plants that have been

improved over time. Good examples

of this are newly developed

bush varieties of things such as

squash plants that take up so much

less space in our plots than did

their old-fashioned vining cousins.

You should also look for varieties

of plants that have been improved

in the areas of disease resistance

and hardiness to weather conditions.

There are plants that we can

grow as perennials in our particular

climatic zone these days that could

never have thrived here years ago.

For my money, one of the most

remarkable developments in plant

improvement is the Knockout

rose, which has given us a plant

that not only blooms throughout

the entire growing season but

doesn’t need deadheading and is

disease-resistant and hardy as well.

Speaking of Knockout roses, if


you’re contemplating putting some

in come spring, consider planting

three separate bushes relatively

closely to each other so that they

grow together to make an impressive


This “planting in threes” technique

of landscaping is something I first

noticed after moving to Kentucky,

and it’s a great one. When we

bought our property here nearly a

decade ago, we found the landscapers

had planted our burning

bushes in clumps of three on various

spots on the lawn. The result

is a spectacular display of crimson

each fall.

By looking through gardening

catalogues, you can study the available

plants and their properties,

such as height, length of growing

season, need for sun and other

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if you want them and what the

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that defines him or her, Bell said.

“We are dealing with an adult

who has had a rich life experience

and still has a lot of skills

underneath the dementia,” she

said. “A person with dementia is

very perceptive about not being

valued, not being respected. It is

just amazing to me what a person

still perceives even though they

have lost a lot in some areas.”

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Pioneers Dementia Care

Learning and caring about participants make a big difference

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Staff Writer

Best Friends, a

pioneering method

for dealing with people with

Alzheimer’s and other types of

dementia, is showing great success.

“The Best Friends approach has

really gone around the world,”

said Virginia Bell, the Lexington

social worker who began it. She

believes the reason it has prospered

is simple: It works.

The Best Friends concept occurred

to Bell 30 years ago when,

at the age of 60, she went back

to school at the University of

Kentucky to get a master’s degree

in social work. She was hired

as the first family counselor at

UK’s Sanders-Brown Center on

Aging. In working with persons

with dementia, Bell was surprised

to learn that the more she knew

about them, the better she got

along with them.

The medical professionals at

Sanders-Brown at the time did

not immediately think the Best

Friends approach would work. Especially

they did not think volunteers

could manage persons with

dementia. That opinion – and the

language – have both changed.

The term is no longer “caregiver”

but “care partner.” It’s no longer

“day care”; participants (not “patients”)

attend a “day center.”

“‘Day care’ sounds too much like

child care,” Bell said. “We want

it to be far removed from child


The newer approach is about

being the person’s friend. “It’s

amazing what a difference it

makes,” Bell said. “We try to find

out as many things as we can

about the person.” Care partners

use the information gleaned to

let the participant know they are

interested in him and care about

what he did and who he is.

The principle applied with Best

Friends is remembering that,

while the person has lost some

One program that utilizes Best

Friends is The Christian Care

Community with Best Friends,

located at Second Presbyterian

Church on East Main Street in

Lexington. Some participants

come just one afternoon a week

to give care partners some respite

time. The family member is better

off because of the socialization

with people who know about

his or her life story and care

about him or her. Families, for

their part, learn not to argue or

confront a person with dementia

and to understand that their

family member does not like to

always be on the receiving end of

everything with no choice about


Early in 2014, Best Friends, still

under the umbrella organization

of Christian Care Communities,

will move to a new, larger

building in Brannon Crossing.

Although Second Presbyterian

has provided a happy home all

these years, the facility is now

bursting at the seams, with a

waiting list. Other Christian Care

Communities using the Best

Friends approach are in Bowling

Green, Corbin, Louisville and

other places in Kentucky.

Bell says several big nursing

home chains are switching to the

Best Friends approach, where

every staffer knows the preferred

name of every patient. “It is such

a simple thing, but it makes such

a difference. If the patients are

happier, it is better for the staff,

families, patients, everybody,” she


Now 91, Bell doesn’t take credit

for the change in focus in caring

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We are dealing with an adult who has

had a rich life experience and still has a

lot of skills underneath the dementia.”

—Virginia Bell, co-author, Best Friends Approach to

Alzheimer’s Care

for people with dementia. “This

has taken all of us,” she said. “I

had the idea more than 30 years

ago. But an idea cannot go anywhere

without everyone. It has

taken volunteers, families, professional


Bell and David Troxel, who was

formerly with the Alzheimer’s

Disease Research Center at Sanders-Brown,

published the first of

their five coauthored books in

1996. The second edition of their

first book, Best Friends Approach

to Alzheimer’s Care, is now available

in seven languages.

Best Friends always needs volunteers.

Each volunteer receives 16

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Anyone who is interested in

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Coq au Vin Makes an Elegant, Hearty Winter Dish

Break some conventional culinary rules with this French classic

Cooks who are looking for an

elegant yet earthy and hearty dish

for winter cooking need look no

further than the classic French

provincial dish, coq au vin.

Coq au vin literally means “chicken with

wine.” It is a close cousin to that other

French bistro dish, boeuf bourguignon, or

“beef in burgundy.” Coq au vin breaks some

conventional culinary rules by marrying

chicken with a robust red wine.

Indeed, coq au vin and boeuf bourguignon

are so close that in concocting my personal

coq au vin recipe over the years, I find it’s

virtually the same as my beef dish, with the

obvious substitution of chicken for the beef.

You’re certain to find many variations of

coq au vin. Many will not include carrots. In

some there will be a dash or two of cognac;

others will add celery; and the spices

will vary widely. Most coq au vin recipes

have onions, garlic, mushrooms, bacon, a

number of spices and, of course, chicken

and wine. There’s even a variation called coq

au vin blanc, in which a white wine is used.






The variations are understandable, since

the French housewives who first made it

were apt to use the ingredients they had on

hand. Any salt pork today? If not, substitute

bacon. If there are three or four carrots to be

had, so much the better. If not, skip them.

The important thing to keep in mind is to

use fresh ingredients. Equally important is

the slow cooking that allows the flavors of

this wonderful dish to marry. (Some people

make coq au vin, refrigerate it and heat and

serve it the next day in order to give this

marrying of flavors a better chance to take


When making coq au vin, make sure you

use a drinkable full-bodied red wine, such

as burgundy, and plan to drink the same

vintage with your meal. A good rule is never

to cook with a wine you wouldn’t drink –

and never use those salt-enhanced “cooking

wines” that are sold in grocery stores.

Serve your coq au vin with rice or noodles

and accompany it with a good, crusty bread.

A simple salad completes a full meal. In

addition to being an elegant dinner, a good

coq au vin warms body and spirit on a cold,

frosty night.

Coq Au Vin

• 3 lbs. chicken pieces

• Salt and pepper

• Flour

• 1/4 cup butter or margarine

• 1/4 cup olive oil

• 8 slices of bacon, chopped

• 2 cloves garlic, minced

• 2 large onions, chopped

• 3-4 large carrots, peeled and cut

into 1-inch pieces

• 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

• 2 cups burgundy wine

• 1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced

• 1/2 bag frozen pearl onions

• 2 bay leaves

• 1/2 tsp. each thyme, rosemary,


Heat the butter and oil in a large frying

pan. Salt and pepper the chicken, coat

with flour and sauté the pieces until

golden, then place in an oven-proof

casserole. Pour off the liquid from the

skillet and sauté the bacon until the fat

is rendered. Remove the bacon and set

aside. Pour off all but about a tablespoon

of the fat. Add the onion, garlic, carrot,

and parsley and sauté until the onion

starts to turn golden. Arrange the

contents of the pan over the chicken.

Add the herbs and spices and pour the

wine over all. Cover the casserole and

bake in a 325-degree oven for one hour.

While the chicken is cooking, sauté the

pearl onions and mushrooms in a little

butter until the onions begin to turn

golden. Drain and add to the casserole.

Cook for another 10-15 minutes, or

until the chicken is tender. Skim any fat

off the top of the dish before serving.

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vin warms body

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Aging With Asthma

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Though there’s no cure, it’s possible to

live well with the condition

by Jamie Lober, Staff Writer

Asthma is a condition that

changes during different ages and

stages of your life.

“Usually it is recognized early

in children because they have

allergic components, like watery

eyes, runny nose and persistent

chest colds, whereas in adults it

is manifested differently,” said

Kurt Hohenecker, who works in

respiratory care at Central Baptist

Hospital in Lexington.

Some people are more susceptible

to asthma than others. “Sometimes

people are so sensitive that

strong fumes like colognes can set

their breathing problems off and

set asthma into overdrive,” said


By understanding what is happening,

you can get a better

grasp of just what asthma is and

what it does. “The body releases

histamines in response to allergic

components,” said Hohenecker.

“Sometimes the patient will inhale

cold air, and the airways are sensitive,

which causes bronchospasms.

Or nothing may set it off and it

just happens.”

Diagnosing asthma can be

complex; it involves a physical

exam and a checking of breathing

sounds. “The physician would

want to do spirometry testing,”

said Hohenecker. “It involves the

patient blowing out as hard and

fast as they can [into a] device

[that] measures airway obstruction,

which is how much of the

airways are collapsing due to

allergic components.”

As with any condition, some

people do better with asthma than

others. “A lot depends on how severe

your attacks are and how well

you do with the regimen,” said

Hohenecker. “For some people it

does not get them down, and others

it seems to wipe out.”

There is no surefire prevention for

asthma, but some tips work for all

ages. “Be aware of your surroundings,”

said Hohenecker. “You

might have something setting off

your asthma, like in spring when

things are in bloom or in winter

where you forget to change the

furnace filters often enough and

there is dust in your home.”

Some new medications are now

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that a patient can take now,” said

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Hohenecker. “There is always

a new blood thinner or cholesterol

medication coming out, but

asthma seems to lag behind all the


People need to know that asthma

can become more severe at any

time, which makes it critical to

take medications as they are

prescribed. “If you cannot afford

them as prescribed, you need to

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Asthma is a lifelong challenge.

“As you get older, you become

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Break Out the Bikes

Cars are not allowed on Grand Mackinac


This is one of the few places

in the world where the only

transportation allowed is by

bike, horses or foot.

by Jan Ross,

Staff Writer

The first thing

you need to know

about friendly little

Mackinac Island is that no matter

whether you spell it Mackinac or

Mackinaw, it is pronounced with

an “awe” at the end, not an “ack.”

Blame the British, the French

or the local Native Americans

who called the island Michinnimakinong,

which the British and

French of course immediately

shortened to Mackinac (British)

or Mackinaw (French). But

however it is spelled, it is still

pronounced Mackinaw.

There are only two ways to get

to Mackinac Island, which is

perched comfortably in the

middle of expansive Lake Michigan,

and neither involves driving

because there are no bridges to

the island. And even if there were,

cars are not allowed anywhere

on the island. This is one of the

few places in the world where the

only transportation allowed is by

bike, horses or foot. This makes

Mackinac one of the most pleasant

places you can imagine. You

can arrive by ferry, cruise line or

plane – there is a small airport on

the island.

You step off that ship or plane

and arrive at a place where the

pace of life slows down and your

only decision will be choosing

the best way to leisurely find you

way around the island. Take a

bike ride along the seven-mile

trail that is placed right beside

the lake – an absolutely gorgeous

and scenic way to get some

exercise – and then bike around

the small downtown area, at least

long enough to pop into one

of the many fudge shops – you

can afford it after you burned all

those calories.

If you prefer to be chauffeured

around the island, book a tour

with Mackinac Island Carriage

Tours and relax as the horses do

all the work. You’ll see historic

Fort Mackinac and Mackinac

Island State Park, two locations

with beautiful butterflies, and the

incredible Grand Hotel.

Leave plenty of time to see the

Grand Hotel. Made famous by

the movie Somewhere in Time,

it is a sprawling resort located

high atop the island with an

amazing view of the lake. If you

are not staying at the hotel, be

prepared to pay for the privilege

of strolling around inside the

Grand: The proprietors prefer

not to have hundreds

of tourists milling

about and disturbing

their guests. That is

entirely reasonable.

We were on a

weeklong cruise of

the lake with Blount

Small Ship Adventures,

and we were

lucky enough to be

invited for lunch and

a tour of the hotel

as members of the

press. We took full

advantage of the

invitation, sampling

as much of the great

array of food available

as possible, then

enjoying our tour as

we tried to figure out just which

parts of the hotel had been featured

in the movie.

The Fourth of July was the perfect

time to visit the island. We

enjoyed fireworks from the deck

of our cruise ship and made plans

to return as soon as possible to

this idyllic location.

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See Classics Up

Close in Kentucky

In the United States, many

people think a 10-year-old car is

old. That’s usually the age when

we start thinking about trading

it in and getting a new car.

Don Battles, 64, of Kirksville,

said, “Classic cars represent an

era when we were young. They

bring back moments in our lives

when the world was young, safe

and happy.”

Classic Cars of Cuba

Vintage cars still ramble on island nation’s roads

by Sandra W. Plant, Staff Writer

Visiting Cuba is like going to a

classic car show. The streets and

highways are filled with vintage

cars that bring back fond memories

to those who loved the cars

that took us on first dates or

circled the drive-in restaurants

back in the 1950s and early 1960s.

With its wide streets and everyone

on the go, Cuba’s capital city

of Havana is filled with beautiful

Detroit-made cars that date

back 55 years or more. It is not

uncommon to see a sleek 1953

Buick Roadmaster used as a taxi to

transport delighted tourists.

Outside the former Presidential

Palace in Havana, the taxis that

line the plaza waiting for a fare are

an amazing array of American cars

of the past. They would be worth

a fortune if they could be shipped

to the United States. But a U.S.

embargo on trade with Cuba, in

place since the Cuban revolution

of 1959, has stopped two-way

trade. Nevertheless, these cars are

a magnet for tourists, especially

senior citizens who can’t seem to

snap enough photos. Very few of

the classic cars are factory original,

but they are still beautiful on the


Vintage cars such as 1955 Fords or

1957 Chevrolets are not limited

to Havana. They are also seen in

cities such Cienfuegos or Trinidad

de Cuba. You might even see a

Studebaker or an Edsel that has

been preserved in time.

The newer cars in Cuba are largely

from China or Russia. A few

Japanese cars are now appearing

on Cuban roadways; they have

reached Cuba through countries

friendly to the Castro regime.

A-near perfect 1953 Buick sits

near a portion of the old City Wall

in Havana. The former Presidential

Palace is in background.

So how do they keep those 55- or

60-year-old cars running? Yadi Salinas,

a guide with the Cuban tourist

agency, said proudly, “In Cuba

we call our mechanics magicians.

They make parts from empty cans,

wire, anything they can get their

hands on.”

Some of those “magicians” use

rundown cars for parts or lift complete

engines from newer cars. For

instance, a classic car might have a

Russian-made diesel engine.

If you want to be dazzled by the

array of classic cars in Cuba, U.S.

citizens can travel to the island

nation for educational purposes

through a university or on a

people-to-people tour offered by

several licensed non-profit groups.

The Roads Scholars program,

popular among U.S. seniors, offers

Cuban trips. Another licensed

group is the Grand Circle Foundation.

For more information, visit

its Web site at www.grandcirclefoundation.org.

Battles recalls days in his youth

when new cars would arrive by

train for dealers in Richmond.

He and his friends would hurry

to the station to see the new

models as soon as they rolled

into town. He has owned a

series of classic Chevrolets,

starting with a 1949 Chevrolet

pickup truck.

What does he consider to be

the best of the now-classic

cars? His favorites are the

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, which

he calls “the most perfect of

the Chevrolet Tri-Five series.”

This series includes models

manufactured in 1955, 1956

and 1957. A newer favorite is

the 1970 Chevelle SS, which

Battles considers the “ultimate

muscle car.”

For those who want to see

classic cars without going

to Cuba, you can visit the

many car shows in the Central

Kentucky area. For locations,

dates and times, visit the Web

site Kentuckycarshows.com.

Battles and his wife, Billie,

have a special interest in the

annual classic car show held

at the Kirksville Community

Center, 664 Kirksville Road,

near Richmond. The 2014 event

is set for Saturday, April 19,

beginning at 9 a.m. For more

information, contact Mike Estes

at (859) 328-4339 or Battles

at (859) 358-3905. Or email



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Winter Safety Reminders

Tips for shoveling and treating frostbite

and hypothermia

by Angela S. Hoover, Staff Writer

Love it or hate it, cold weather

is here. And with it comes extra

precautions to consider when

shoveling snow, driving or just

getting out and about.

Snow Shoveling

It’s not only a necessary task, it’s a

great workout. But don’t let it put

you out. Anyone older than 40

or with a history of heart trouble

should use extreme caution while

shoveling snow. Dress with extra

care to keep your hands and feet

warm and dry. Warm up and

stretch before beginning; stretch

again when you’re done. Go

slowly and take breaks. If possible,

only shovel fresh snow since wet,

packed snow is more difficult.

Pick up only small amounts.

Remember to use your legs, not

your back. Bend and “sit” into the

movement while keeping your

back straight. Don’t work to the

point of exhaustion. Stop immediately

if your chest feels tight,

regardless of your age or health.


Frostbite is when skin and extremities

freeze. The nose, cheeks,

fingers and toes are most commonly

affected. Frostbite starts

with burning, numbness, tingling,

itching or cold sensations in the

affected areas. The skin appears

white, gray, yellow or blue and is

cold to the touch. The area is hard

and may even appear blackened

and dead. Left unchecked, there

will be a decrease in sensation

until it is completely lost.

At the first sign of frostbite, get to

a warm place and seek medical attention.

Softly handle the affected

area; never rub it. If possible,

slowly warm it up by soaking it in

lukewarm water (100-105 degrees

Fahrenheit) until it appears red

and feels warm. Do not expose it

directly or close to a fire. If fingers

or toes are affected, place dry, sterile

gauze between them to keep

them separated. Avoid breaking

blisters. Do not allow the affected

area to refreeze.


Hypothermia occurs when the

body loses heat faster than it

can produce it. This abnormally

low body temperature can make

a person sleepy, confused and

clumsy. It may not be immediately

recognized because it happens

gradually. A body temperature

below 95 degrees Fahrenheit is a

medical emergency that can lead

to death if not treated immediately.

It’s easy for anyone spending

a lot of time in cold weather to

get hypothermia, but being wet

makes it more likely. Infants and

the elderly are also at an increased

risk. Visible symptoms begin

with shivering, numbness, apathy,

weakness, impaired judgment,

incoherent speech and loss of consciousness.

Get to a warm place

and seek medical help. Remove

wet clothing and dry off. Warm up

slowly by wrapping in blankets or

putting on dry clothes. Apply hot

water bottles and chemical hot

packs wrapped in a towel or blanket.

Use your own body heat on

someone else if necessary. Do not

warm the person too quickly, such

as immersing him or her in warm

water or placing him or her close

to a fire. Rapid warming can cause

heart arrhythmias. Warm the core

– trunk and abdomen – first, not

the hands and feet. Warming the

hands or feet first can cause shock.

Monitor breathing and circulation

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It Isn’t Too

Late to Save

for Retirement

If you’re 40 or 50

and haven’t begun,

you must make the


by Chrysantha

Clark, CFP®

Some people start

saving for retirement

at 20, 25, or 30. Others

start later, and while their accumulated

assets will have fewer years

of compounding to benefit from,

that shouldn’t discourage them to

the point of doing nothing.

If you need to play catch-up,

here are some retirement savings

principles to keep in mind. First of

all, keep a positive outlook. Believe

in the validity of your effort. Know

that you are doing something good

for yourself and your future, and

keep at it.

Starting later means saving more

– much more. That’s reality; that’s

math. When you have 15 or 20

years until your envisioned retirement

instead of 30 or 40, you’ve got

to sock away money for retirement

in comparatively greater proportions.

The good news is that you

won’t be retiring strictly on those

contributions; in large part, you will

be retiring on the potential earnings

generated by that pool of invested


How much more do you need to

save? A ballpark example: Marisa, a

pre-retiree, has zero retirement savings

at age 45 and dedicates herself

to doing something about it. She

decides to save $500 each month

for retirement. After 20 years of

doing that month after month, and

with her retirement account yielding

6% a year, Marisa winds up with

about $225,000 at age 65. 1

After 65, Marisa would probably

realize about $10,000 a year

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in inflation-adjusted retirement

income from that $225,000 in

invested retirement savings. Would

that and Social Security be enough?

Probably not. Admittedly, this is

better than nothing. Moreover, her

retirement account(s) might average

better than a 6% return across

20 years.1,*

The math doesn’t lie, and the

message is clear: Marisa needs to

save more than $6,000 a year for

retirement. Practically speaking,

that means she should also exploit

vehicles which allow her to do that.

In 2014, you can put up to $5,500

in an IRA, $6,500 if you are 50 or

older – but you can sock away up

to $17,500 next year in a 401(k),

403(b), Thrift Savings Plan and

most 457 plans, which all have a

maximum contribution limit of

$23,000 for those 50 and older. 2

If Marisa is self-employed (and

a sole proprietor), she can establish

a solo 401(k) or a SEP-IRA.

The yearly contribution limits are

much higher for these plans. If

Marisa’s 2013 net earnings from

self-employment (after earnings

are reduced by one-half of self-employment

tax) work out to $50,000,

she can put an employer contribution

of up to $10,000 in a SEP-

IRA. (She must also make similar

percentage contributions for all

“covered” employees, excepting her

spouse, under the SEP IRA plan.)

As a sole proprietor, Marisa may

also make a combined employeremployee

contribution of up to

$33,000 to a solo 401(k) this year,

and if she combines a defined

benefit plan with a solo 401(k), the

limit rises to $47,400. If her 2013

net earnings from self-employment

come out to $150,000, she can

make an employer contribution

of as much as $30,000 to a SEP-

IRA, a combined employee salary

deferral contribution and employer

profit sharing contribution of up

to $53,000 to a solo 401(k), and

contribute up to $96,300 toward

her retirement through via the

combination of the solo 401(k)

and defined benefit plan. 3

How do you save more? As you are

likely nearing your peak earnings

years, it may be easier than you

initially assume. One helpful step

is to reduce some of the lifestyle

costs you incur: cable TV, lease

payments, and so forth. Reducing

debt helps: every reduced credit

card balance or paid-off loan frees

up more cash. Selling things helps

– a car, a boat, a house, collectibles.

Whatever money they generate for

you can be assigned to your retirement

savings effort.

Consistency is more important

than yield. When you get a late

start on retirement saving, you

naturally want solid returns on your

investments every year – yet you

shouldn’t become fixated on the

return alone. A dogged pursuit of

double-digit returns may expose

you to considerable market risk

(and the potential for big losses

in a downturn). Diversification is

always important, increasingly so

when you can’t afford to lose a big

portion of what you have saved. So

is tax efficiency. You will also want

to watch account fees.

Where is your financial plan

leading you?

Do you know...

• Options for living expenses during retirement?

• The best time to start collecting Social Security?

• How to secure your finances through a life transition?

Learn these lessons and more...

Seminars offered by Chrysantha Clark, CFP ® at the Beaumont Library

at 6:30pm.

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What if you amass a big nest

egg & still face a shortfall? Maybe

you can reduce expenses in retirement

by moving to another city

or state (or even another country).

Maybe you can broaden your skill

set and make yourself employable

in another way (which also might

help you before you reach traditional

retirement age if you find yourself

in a declining industry).

If you haven’t begun to save for

retirement by your mid-40s, you

have probably heard a few warnings

and wake-up calls. Unless you are

independently wealthy or anticipate

being so someday, the truth of the

matter is...

If you haven’t started saving for retirement,

you need to do something

to save your retirement.

That may sound harsh or scary, but

without a nest egg, your vision of

a comfortable future is in jeopardy.

You can’t retire on hope and

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Yoga Health & Therapy

Center Classes

Our Yoga Classes feature slow

stretch with gentle breathing,

and relaxation techniques.

Class size is small, to provide

careful instruction. Yoga classes

are offered Mon through Thurs

(daytime and evening), and Sat

mornings. Our Meditation Starter

Course teaches simple ways

to focus and quiet the mind;

5-week sessions are offered on

Sundays at 5:30 pm. A nonprofit

organization operating

since 1981, The Yoga Health &

Therapy Center is located at 322

W. 2nd St. Free private parking

is provided for most classes. For

more information on fees and

scheduled dates and times, call

us at 859-254-9529, or email us

at info@yogahealthcenter.org

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Send us your event listings

List your event for FREE if it’s free to the public*.

E-mail your event information to graphics@samplerpublications.com

(*$35 fee for events that are not free to the public)

Reiki Introduction &


6:30pm- 8:30pm, 4th Tuesday

each month. 1403 E. Breckinridge

Street, Louisville, KY. Free.

Those who do have not Reiki

training—come for an introduction

& to experience it. No experience

required. Those with Reiki come

to practice on others & receive

the Reiki energy. Everyone will

get 15 -20 minute Reiki treatment.

Free reattunement to your last

level of Usui or Karuna Reiki® if

you have your certificate. Contact

JoAnn Utley at 502-777-3865

or jutley5122@bellsouth.net to

register. More info at http://


Sit and Get Fit

Mondays and Fridays, 9:30am-

10:30am. FREE! This event is

a seated controlled exercise/

movement class to improve

strength, flexibility, balance

and coordination. It is taught

by Anne Graff, MS, OTR/L,

Occupational Therapist certified

by the American Senior Fitness

Association as a Senior Fitness

Instructor and trained in Body

Recall. Also included are: Fall

Prevention and Recovery, Fun

Movements to Strengthen

Body and Mind, Improve

Posture and Core Conditioning,

Wellness Education, Relaxation

Techniques, and Music.

The Charles Young Center is

located at 540 E. Third Street.

Parking is available on Shropshire

Avenue or Lewis Street,

Lexington, KY. Ages 60 and older.

For more information, please

contact Alexis Edge at 859-246-

0281 or aedge@lexingtonky.gov.

Wellness Wednesday

On the first Wednesday of the

month, all Good Foods Market

and Café customers will receive

5% off all supplements, body

care, and bulk herb & spice

items. Customers can special

order Wellness Wednesday items

ahead of time and pick them up

on Wellness Wednesday. When:

Wednesday, July 3, 8 am – 10

pm. held at Good Foods Market

& Café, 455 Southland Drive.

January 9

Stop Smoking Class


6 - 7 pm (Weekly until April 3), at

the Nathaniel Mission Free clinic,

616 DeRoode Street. Based on

the Cooper-Clayton method,

$10/week for 10 weeks covers

the cost of nicotine replacement

(patches, gum, etc). For more

information or to pre-register,

288-2457. Sponsored by the

Lexington-Fayette Co. Health


January 9

Low-Impact Zumba


6 - 7pm, 7-8 pm, William Wells

Brown Community Center, 548

East Sixth Street. Weekly until

May. Second hour offers a variety

of other movement classes,

including boot camp and Yoga.

Free and for adults age 18 and

above. Sponsored in part by the

Lexington-Fayette Co. Health

Dept. and Lexington Parks and

Recreation. For more information,

contact Jill Chenault-Wilson at


January 11

Free Group Training


9-10am. Every Saturday morning

during the month of January,

Body Structure Medical Fitness,

2600 Gribbon Drive, Lexington.

Saturday morning Power Hour is

designed to mix interval training

with steady state cardio exercises

to burn calories and increase

metabolism. Workouts will focus

on resistance training to increase

muscle tone and reduce body fat!



January 13

Diabetes Support


10-11 am, Senior Citizens Center,

1530 Nicholasville Road, Free.

Sponsored by the Lexington-

Fayette Co. Health Dept. For

more information, call (859) 288-


January 14

Low-Impact Aerobics


6-7 pm, various fitness classes

7-8 pm, William Wells Brown

Community Center, 548 East

Sixth Street. Weekly through May.

Weight room also open 5 – 9 pm.

Free and for adults age 18 and

above. Sponsored in part by the

Lexington-Fayette Co. Health

Dept. and Lexington Parks and

Recreation. For more information,

contact Jill Chenault-Wilson at


January 14

Health Chats about


6:15-7:30, UK Polk Dalton

Clinic, 217 Elm Tree Lane, Free.

Sponsored by the Lexington-

Fayette Co. Health Dept. and UK

Healthcare. For more information,

call (859) 288-2352.

January 14

Stop Smoking Class


6–7 pm (Weekly until April 8), at

the St. Joseph Cancer Center,

701 Bob-O-Link Dr., Suite 250,

Lexington. Based on the Cooper-

Clayton method, $10/week for 10

weeks covers the cost of nicotine

replacement (patches, gum, etc).

For more information or to preregister,

288-2457. Sponsored by

the Lexington-Fayette Co. Health


January 16

“A New You” Weight

Loss Class

6:30-8 pm, at the Beaumont

Library, 3080 Fieldstone Way,

Lexington. Learn healthy weight

loss strategies, including meal

planning and eating healthy on

a budget at this FREE class.

Presented by the Lexington-

Fayette County Health

Department. Pre-registration

required: call (859) 231-5500 or


January 18

Free Group Training


9-10am. Every Saturday morning

during the month of January,

Body Structure Medical Fitness,

2600 Gribbon Drive, Lexington.

Saturday morning Power Hour

is designed to mix interval

training with steady state cardio

exercises to burn calories and

increase metabolism. Workouts

will focus on resistance training

to increase muscle tone and

reduce body fat! jfoglesong@

bodystructure.com, 859-268-


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January 19

The Mindful Way to

Stress Reduction

Everyday life is full of stressful

events. Mindfulness is a way

to manage stress. This age old

practice of cultivating awareness

through meditation and gentle

movement is about being present

in the fullness of our lives with

balance and joy. Learn about

powerful ways mindfulness

can enhance your physical and

emotional health by reducing

stress. Experience the benefits

of a mindful practice with MBSR

instructor Toni Reiss. Toni will

teach a free class on the world

acclaimed 8-week Mindfulness-

Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

program on January 19 from

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. This class is

recommended for those who

plan to enroll in the 8-week

MBSR class starting January

26. All classes will be held at

Lexington Healing Arts Academy,

272 Southland Drive, Lexington.)

Register for this free class by

calling 859-252-5656 or email



January 21

Eat, Move, Lose

Weight Support Group

12 – 1 pm, Lexington-Fayette

Co. Health Department PH Clinic

South, 2433 Regency Road.

Free weight-loss support group

appropriate for anyone wishing

to lose weight or maintain weight

loss. Share struggles and ideas

with others. Held first and third

Tuesdays most months. For more

information or to pre-register, call


January 22

Infant CPR

1 pm and 1:45 pm, Babies R Us,

Hamburg Pavilion, Lexington.

1001 Crossfield Drive

Versailles, KY 40383

Learn the ABC’s of infant CPR

as this 45-minute class prepares

you with important basic CPR

techniques. $3 for instructional

materials. Co-sponsored by

the Lexington Fire Department.

Registration required: call Babies

R Us Baby Registry at 859-263-


January 22

Know the 10 Signs:

Alzheimer’s Disease

If you or someone you know is

experiencing memory loss or

behavioral changes, it’s time to

learn the facts. Early detection

of Alzheimer’s disease gives

you a chance to begin drug

therapy, enroll in clinical studies

and plan for the future. The

program will take place at the

Jessamine County Cooperative

Extension Office located at

95 Park Drive, Nicholasville

on Wednesday, January 22nd

from 1-2pm. To register for

this program, please call 1-800-

272-3900 or e-mail infoky-in@alz.

org. Registration is preferred.

January 25

Free Group Training


9-10am. Every Saturday morning

during the month of January,

Body Structure Medical Fitness,

2600 Gribbon Drive, Lexington.

Saturday morning Power Hour is

designed to mix interval training

with steady state cardio exercises

to burn calories and increase

metabolism. Workouts will focus

on resistance training to increase

muscle tone and reduce body fat!



January 28

Reiki Introduction &


6:30pm- 8:30pm. Call for

Take a tour and join us for lunch, on us!

Make your reservation today for our

complimentary lunch and tour.

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address, Louisville, KY.

Free. Those who do have not

Reiki training—come for an

introduction & to experience

it. No experience required. Those

with Reiki come to receive the

Reiki energy & practice on others.

Free reattunement to your last

level of Usui or Karuna Reiki®

upon request if you have your

certificate. Contact JoAnn Utley

at 502-777-3865 or jutley5122@

bellsouth.net to register. More

info at http://joannutley.byregion.


February 25

Reiki Introduction &


6:30pm- 8:30pm. 2508

Wallace Avenue, Louisville, KY

40205. Free. Those who do

have not Reiki training—come for

an introduction & to experience it.

No experience required. Those

with Reiki come to receive

the Reiki energy & practice on

others. Free reattunement to

your last level of Usui or Karuna

Reiki® upon request if you

have your certificate. Contact

JoAnn Utley at 502-777-3865

or jutley5122@bellsouth.net to

register. More info at http://


February 6

KY Sport, Boat and

Recreation Show

Huge off-season savings on

latest models and equipment,

daily fishing demonstrations and

much more! Time: Thursday-

Friday 1-9 p.m.; Saturday 9

a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5

p.m. Admission TBA 430 West

Vine Street. (859) 233-4567 www.

rupparena.com. Location: Rupp

Arena & Heritage Hall

Nature lovers, hikers, cliff climbers


Near Natural Bridge State Park and

Red River Gorge.

Call or visit website for reservations.

Ken & Sheila Brown


(606) 668-2599

(606) 643-6044


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Senior Services


About the Directory

Living Well 50+ is striving to make your search for local

senior services a bit easier. We know there are many

companies available to assist seniors in central Kentucky

– so many that beginning a search to fit your need can

seem like a daunting task.

That’s why our directory features a collection of local

companies and organizations who have a solid track

record of providing exceptional assistance. We hope it

becomes a useful starting point in your search for quality

senior services.

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Health Care Systems & Hospitals

Transportation, Personal Shopping, Errands

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Respite Care

In Home Care (Non-Medical)

In Home Medical Care

Mental Health, Family & Caregiver Support, Advice

Disability & Rehabilitation

Medical Equipment, Supplies & Monitoring Systems

Finances & Estate Planning, Trusts/Wills,

Reverse Mortgage

Funeral Arrangement & Pre-Planning

Legal Services

Home Repair & Maintenance

Skilled Nursing Facilities, Personal Care Homes,

Long-Term Care

Senior Independent Living & Retirement Housing


Real Estate / Rent- Subsidized Housing For Independent


Moving, Estate Sales, Downsizing Services

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Can A Living Revocable Trust Benefit Your Estate?

by Walter C. Cox, Jr. Attorney at Law

Property Passes Free of

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Your living revocable trust agreement

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More than an industry, bourbon is a

culture, a history and a heritage built by

generations of Kentuckians.

The Bourbon Trail

Leads All to Kentucky

Signature libation is a proud part

of state’s history

by Thomas W.

Miller Ph.D.

ABPP, Staff Writer

Bourbon whiskey

is an integral part

of Kentucky history. Bourbon

distilling probably arrived in the

state when Scottish, Scots-Irish

and other settlers began to farm

Kentucky fields in the late 18th

century. Their distilleries created a

unique spirit that became known as

bourbon in the early 19th century

due to its historical association with

the geographic area known as Old

Bourbon country, which itself was

named after the French royal house

of Bourbon.

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James Crow and Jason Amburgey

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by using the sour mash controls the

growth of bacteria that could taint

the whiskey. It creates a proper pH

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Woodford Reserve Distillery in

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Kentucky’s Bourbon


The unique nature of bourbon can

be derived from the iron-free water

used in the distillation process.

Since 95 percent of this corn-based,

barrel-aged, caramel-colored

sipping icon is distilled, aged and

bottled right here in Kentucky’s

bourbon country, it’s big business

for the Bluegrass State. But more

than an industry, bourbon is a culture,

a history and a heritage built by

generations of Kentuckians.

The legendary Kentucky Bourbon

Trail that winds through the heart of

bourbon country features some of

the Commonwealth’s top distilleries,

including Maker’s Mark, Jim

Beam and Woodford Reserve. The

Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville

features bourbon bars, each of

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hold at least one bourbon-related

event each month of the year. Most

of these establishments also have

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Bourbon Distilleries

Operating in Kentucky

Here is a listing of some

distilleries that are in

operation in Kentucky. Many

of them offer tours. Visit the

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more information.

• Barrel House Distilling


• Barton Distillery

• Bernheim Distillery

• Boulevard Distillery

• Buffalo Trace Distillery

• Bulleit Distilling Company

• Charles Medley Distillery

• Clarke’s Distilling


• Corsair Artisan Distillery

• Early Times Distillery

• Four Roses Distillery

• Heaven Hill Distillery

• Jamieson Distillery

• Jim Beam Distillery

• Josiah Thedford & Sons

• Kentucky Bourbon

Distillers, Ltd.

• Maker’s Mark Distillery

• McLain & Kyne Distillery

• Old Rip Van Winkle

• Small Batch Distillery

• The Old Pogue Distillery

• The Woodford Reserve


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Late Life Success

Col. Harland Sanders, founder of

Kentucky Fried Chicken

by Angela S. Hoover, Staff Writer

Harland Sanders began Kentucky

Fried Chicken out of sheer desperation

at the age of 65.

This venture was not his first try as

a business owner, but it was by far

his most successful. As a gas station

operator in Corbin, Ky., Sanders at

age 40 began cooking for hungry

travelers. They ate from his own

table in the station’s living quarters.

People began coming for the

food instead of the fuel, so Sanders

moved across the street and

opened a restaurant, the Sanders

Café. By July 1940, after 10 years

of experimenting, he had perfected

his secret blend of 11 herbs and

spices and the pressure-cooking

technique and started selling fried


When a new interstate highway

diverted traffic away from

his Corbin restaurant, Sanders

devoted himself to fully developing

his franchising business. His

startup capital was money from

his first Social Security check. He

used it to go on the road looking

for restaurant owners who would

buy his fried chicken recipe. In less

than 10 years, he had more than

600 franchises. His first franchise

agreement was with Pete Harman

of South Salt Lake, Utah in 1952.

Harman’s restaurant sales tripled

the first year, with 75 percent of the

increase coming from fried chicken

sales. The Kentucky Fried Chicken

name came from Don Anderson, a

sign painter Harman hired.

Sanders sold his interest in the

business in 1964 for $2 million to

a group of investors led by John Y.

Brown, Jr., who later became the

governor of Kentucky, and Jack

C. Massey. Today the chain, now

known as KFC, has more than

15,000 restaurants in 109 countries.

Sanders was born in 1890 three

miles east of Henryville, Ind. He

was the oldest of Wilbur David

and Margaret Ann Dunlevy Sanders’

three children. Wilbur died

of a fever in the summer of 1895.

Margaret went to work in a tomato

canning factory, leaving Harland in

charge of cooking and taking care

of his younger siblings. He began

working as a farmhand at age 10.

In 1902, Margaret remarried and

the family moved to Greenwood,

Ind. Sanders argued with his stepfather

and moved out in 1903. He

dropped out of school and went to

live and work on a nearby farm.

Sanders falsified his birth date to

enlist in the U.S. Army in November

1906 and was honorably

discharged after three months.

He worked various railroads jobs

and became a fireman at age 16.

In 1909 he married Josephine

King and started a family – a son,

Harland Jr. (who died in 1932

from infected tonsils), and two

daughters, Margaret and Mildred.

He divorced Josephine in 1947 and

married Claudia Price in 1949.

Sanders studied law by correspondence

through the La Salle Extension

University. He began practicing

law in Little Rock, Arkansas,

but his legal career ended after he

got into a courtroom brawl with his

own client. He also sold life insurance

for Prudential until he was

fired for


In 1920,


began a


ferry boat


on the

Ohio River





He sold his


shares for


and used the money to start a

company manufacturing acetylene

lamps. This venture failed after

Delco introduced a line of electric

lamps sold on credit.

By 1930, Sanders was working at

the Corbin gas station where he

opened his first restaurant. He was

commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel

in 1935 by Gov. Ruby Laffoon

for his contributions to the state’s

cuisine. He was again commissioned

as a Kentucky Colonel in

1949 by his friend, Gov. Lawrence

Wetherby, and he began donning

his signature white suit and black


Sanders remained publicly active

even in his 80s. He died of leukemia

at the age of 90 in Shelbyville.

His secret recipe – written in pencil

on notebook paper – is kept in a

vault inside KFC’s corporate headquarters

in Louisville.

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Located off U.S. 25 in Corbin, Ky.,

the Sanders Café is where Col.

Harland Sanders began cooking and

serving his world-famous Kentucky

Fried Chicken.

The kitchen at the Harland Sanders Café and Museum in

Corbin is set up as it was during the café’s heyday.

A Salute to Col.


Café and Museum Showcase

Birthplace of KFC

by Tanya J. Tyler, Living Well 50 Plus Editor

Located off U.S. 25 in Corbin, Ky., the

Sanders Café and Museum is the birthplace

of Kentucky Fried Chicken, the

world-famous restaurant started by Col.

Harland Sanders.

The café is on the site of the motor court

that Sanders built for travelers who were

headed south. The museum is full of

memorabilia, including menus, photos,

dinnerware and other items. The kitchen

is set up just as it might have been during

the time Sanders experimented with and

perfected his secret recipe of 11 herbs and

spices. There is a replica of his office in the

museum, as well as one of the rooms built

right in the café to entice travelers to spend

the night at Sanders Motor Court. And

there is a life-size statue of Col. Sanders,

complete with white suit, black tie and

cane, sitting on a bench, a popular photo

op for visitors.

The Harland Sanders Café is on the National

Register of Historic Places. It has a

restaurant that still serves up original-recipe

fried chicken, as well as today’s modern

KFC takes, such as grilled chicken and

extra crispy chicken. The museum is open

daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

After 10 years of

experimenting, Sanders

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50 Years Ago...

Beatles Appear on Ed

Sullivan Show

English band sparks musical revolution

by Jamie Lober, Staff Writer

Feb. 9, 1964 turned out to be a

historic day. More than 73 million

people across the country

were glued to their TV sets that

evening. They had been waiting

all week for this moment. It was a

phenomenon that had to be seen

to be believed.

The Beatles – John Lennon, Ringo

Starr, George Harrison and Paul

McCartney –were going to be on

the popular music-variety program,

The Ed Sullivan Show.

During the time leading up to

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music charts, and radios across the

country were blaring their tunes.

Suddenly everyone had a case of

“Beatlemania.” The excitement for

and interest in the Beatles’ appearance

had not been seen since Elvis

Presley went on the same show in


How did Sullivan get the group

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at Heathrow Airport in London

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screams from the live audience. It

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group and fostered a rabid hunger

for their music. A week later,

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Through the Eye of the Artist

Shapes and symmetry motivate local artist

by Thomas W. Miller Ph.D.

ABPP, Staff Writer

Seasoned artists create paintings

that capture natural beauty in their

art. At a recent art show here in

Lexington, I was drawn to a work

that encompassed the realism and

depth of flowers.

Elaine Hiatt, a local artist, says as

a child she never had an opportunity

for expressing her love of art.

She developed a feeling for art and

painting through the Osher Lifelong

Learning Institute (OLLI)

at the University of Kentucky, a

program that offers a variety of

programs for Kentucky residents

age 50 and older.

Hiatt first studied under Jennifer

Bacon. Several aspects of art

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repeating shapes, patterns and

symmetry. Colors are realized in

floral arrangements, particularly

colors that complement and enhance

each other. She also enjoys

textures, as well as presentation

and framing. Hiatt’s favorite objects

are flowers and landscapes.

She says she likes to “capture the

natural beauty of the flower.” She

often paints fresh flowers provided

and arrangements made by Mary

Neely at Artist’s Attic in Lexington.

Hiatt notes that she is still learning

and seeks eagerly workshops that

will add to her tool kit of skills.

She says she continues to search

and search for “the new and the

exceptional” and “loves learning

something new.” She appreciates

sharing ideas with other artists

through critiquing each other’s

work. She also enjoys sharing

her skills with other artists and

especially with her granddaughter,

Katie. When Katie was just 5

years old, she began painting with

Hiatt and is now a graduate of the

prestigious Savannah School of

Art and Design.

Art is powerful, not just for its

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Of course, not all works of art are

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Hiatt’s artwork on display

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Understanding Your Credit


It’s more than just one number

by Angela S. Hoover,

Staff Writer

A credit score is

a number that

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credit risk, based on your credit

report at a particular point in time.

Potential lenders use this score

to evaluate the risk of extending

credit to someone.

There are three major reporting

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credit report. Everyone has more

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not a single credit score as is often

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There are so many different credit

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about an application.

These scores come from the three

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FICO, the oldest model, was established

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to lenders and credit bureaus

to evaluate lending risk. Originally

used to calculate mortgage default

risk, FICO has evolved to apply

to many different types of credit.

Today, people have six FICO

scores: generic, mortgage, auto,

bankcard, installment loan and

personal finance. Additionally,

each of the three bureaus has their

own models to change the FICO

scores, each with distinct variations

for the six categories. This

means everyone has a minimum

of 16 separate FICO credit scores.

The general weighted components

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• 35 percent – payment history

• 30 percent – amounts owed

• 15 percent – length of credit


• 10 percent – types of credit in


• 10 percent – new credit

The VantageScore was launched in

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the three credit bureaus to help

them compete with FICO. Just as

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Score can be tailored for particular

lenders and types of credit.

In addition to these 20 or so

FICO and VantageScores, there

about 10 to 20 other direct-toconsumer,

application risk and

customer risk scores (also called

behavior scores). Higher scores

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• 760-850: Excellent

• 700-759: Very Good

• 660-699: Good

• 620-659: Fair

• 619 or less: Bad

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Lexington Theological Seminary

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accredited for the Master of Divinity,

Master of Arts, Master of Arts

in Pastoral Studies and Doctor

of Ministry degrees. Founded in

1865, it is not new, but the growing

percentage of older students

coming to the seminary is a new


Charisse Gillett, President of LTS,

has welcomed the surge of mature

students with open arms. She

feels strongly about the power of

lifelong learning.

“In our student population, the

average age is 46, so many would

be considered second-career

students,” Gillett said. “They had

a career as a teacher or doctor and

are responding to wanting to be a

minister or pastor a church.”

Gillett feels there is a connection

among everyone at the seminary.

“Whether they are second career,

raising families or married, when I

think about them, I actually identify

with them and the idea that

God has called them at this point

in their life to pursue an education

and to pastor a church,” said Gillett.

It is not always an easy journey.

“There are challenges that come

along with going back to school,”

Gillett said. “You have to find a

way to manage your time so you

are able to care for your children

and spouse and still do justice to

your studies. Finding time to be

reflective about your own place in

life and time management can be a

huge challenge.”

LTS offers students the chance to

pursue various interests. “Students

study the history of the Bible,

Greek and scripture. They learn

how God helps people and how

they can help the members of their

congregations understand why

faith is important to them today,”

said Gillett.

Becoming the seminary’s President

was a clear course for Gillett.

“I had been working in higher

education for about 28 years and

had always been committed to

it,” she said. “My undergraduate

degree is in social work and I have

two graduate degrees in higher


She utilized her skills to the greatest

capacity. “I worked as a trustee

of the seminary for about six or

seven years, and then I became the

main employee responsible for

admission and recruitment,” she

said. “Then I became President.”

Gillett, who is married to a minister,

Rev. Dr. Donald Gillett III,

describes herself as a Christian and

an educator. “The work that I do as

President is a good combination

of what I care about in terms of

education and what I care about

in terms of faith,” she said. “I hope

it is obvious that I care about the

opportunity for every person to

achieve their goals through education.

One of the things I get to do

as President is I have a chance to

meet with people who care about

the same things that I do, and an

obvious benefit is to talk to people

who care about education, faith

and community.”

Gillett is thankful she chose this

course. “I am hopeful for the future

and pray for a long tenure at the

seminary,” she said. “We are a place

where both clergy and laypeople

can come and study and be encouraged

to grow in their faith.”

It is never too late

to get involved,

whether you want

to take classes towards

a degree or

just enroll in continuing


classes. “We have

classes that start

year round,” Gillett

said. “If someone

is interested in the

seminary or learning

more about

us, they can either

call us or go to our

Web site [www.

lextheo.edu] and

our director of

admissions would

be happy to guide

them through the


I hope it is obvious that I care about the

opportunity for every person to achieve

their goals through education.”

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