The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for the Outstanding Achievement in Human Rights Award. The commission will present three awards to recognize individuals, organizations and/or businesses for their work to promote diversity, human rights and equal opportunity.
Winners will be named during the commission's 50th anniversary dinner and awards program June 20.
Nomination forms are available by contacting the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission at (859) 252-4931. The deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. May 15.
Reduced-rate rabies shot offered at May 9 clinic
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department's annual rabies vaccination clinic will be 6 to 9 p.m. May 9 at the Third Street Fire Station, 219 East Third Street. Vaccinations, which typically cost about $20, will be available for $3. For more information, call (859) 231-9791.
Nursing home ombudsman group presents 3 seminars
The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass will present three free seminars in May at the Lexington Senior Citizen Center, 1530 Nicholasville Road. Call (859) 277-9215 to register.
■ Admission to Care, 3 to 4 p.m. Friday. What you need to know to make an informed decision about placement in a licensed long-term care facility.
■ How to prevent the top five problems experienced by nursing home residents, 10 to 11 a.m. May 10.
■ The Friendly Visitor Volunteer Program, 3 to 4:30 p.m. May 17. Learn how to join NHOA's volunteer program and become a regular friendly visitor to a nursing home resident in your neighborhood.
Alzheimer's Association dinner/auction is May 17
The Alzheimer's Association's annual Making Memories Across America dinner and auction will be 7 to 11 p.m. May 17 at The Grand Reserve, 903 Manchester Street, Suite 190. The event will feature a bourbon tasting, live entertainment by the band Superfecta and an auction, featuring a Disney Dream vacation, a trip to Daufuskie Island, S.C., and a trip to San Francisco.
Awards will be presented to the following: Cheri Fouts, Family Caregiver of the Year; Carla Guthrie, Professional Caregiver of the Year; Cornett IMS, Media Partner of the Year; Toyota, Corporate Partner of the Year; and Paul Bimschleger, Annual Giving Award.
Tickets are $85 per person or $1,000 for a corporate table. For reservations or more information, contact Amber Lakin at (859) 266-5283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
YMCA honors its volunteers of the year
The YMCA of Central Kentucky held its annual celebration honoring its volunteers of the year April 24 at The Carrick House. The Red Triangle Award, the Y's top recognition for volunteers whose actions exemplify the Y triangle of spirit, mind and body, was presented to 15-year YMCA volunteer John Black.
David Elsen, executive director of the High Street YMCA since 1994, received the Y's Impact Award, which is given to a full-time staff member who provides great service to the organization.
The Y's Rob Taylor Spirit Award, which is presented to a part-time staff member who exemplifies excellent service, was given to Robert Parks Johnson, a personal trainer at the North Lexington Family YMCA.
The Teen Volunteer Award was given to Kelsey Rose Brown, chair of the Y's Youth Advisory Board.
The Y also presented the branch Volunteer of the Year awards to the following:
Stacey Stone, Beaumont Centre Family YMCA; Leslie Fannin, High Street YMCA; Jonathan Ramos, Jessamine County YMCA; Neill Kahle, North Lexington Family YMCA; Andrew Brown, Scott County YMCA; Kenneth Floyd, YMCA Child Development; and Tashana Rucker, YMCA Community Services/Black Achievers.