The Bluegrass Help at Home registry and Web site, launched last week, seeks to help service providers and customers in Central Kentucky. It was created by the Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living in collaboration with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's Office of Aging Services and the Kentucky State Office of AARP.
"Our senior center and those throughout the Bluegrass region receive hundreds of calls each year from seniors requesting the names of people who can provide a variety of services," said Kristy Stambaugh, aging services and disability support administrator for the Urban County Government.
Services requested include sitting, running errands, shopping, light housekeeping and minor home repairs. Often the seniors cannot afford to sign long service contracts or might need only occasional assistance.
The Bluegrass Help at Home registry and Web site provide an accurate and up-to-date listing of potential workers, without endorsement or liability, which can be used to find help that is reliable, capable, caring and safe.
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For more information, call Stambaugh at (859) 258-3806.
Greek festival returns
The Lexington Greek Festival will take be Friday through Sunday at The Red Mile Clubhouse, 1200 Red Mile Road.
Featured throughout the weekend will be Greek food, pastries, live music and dancing and a silent auction.
Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2.
The festival is sponsored by Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church, which is celebrating its 63th anniversary. Admission proceeds will support the American Diabetes Association and the church building fund.
Alltech hosts free Equine News and Brews
With the Alltech National Horse Show preparing for its Lexington debut this fall, horse enthusiasts and members of the community are invited to attend an informational program about the show and the experiences that will be available to spectators during the five-day event.
Alltech's free Equine News and Brews program will be Thursday at its Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. 401 Cross Street. A Kentucky Ale reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7. Attendees must pre-register by emailing EquineNewsandBrews@alltech.com.
The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th Edition, will be held Nov. 2 to 6 in the indoor Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The show will offer more than $600,000 in prize money.