Jessamine County

Jessamine County: Class covers basics of memory loss, dementia

A presentation that will explore what everyone should know about memory loss issues will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 15 at the Jessamine County Extension Office, 95 Park Drive, Nicholasville. Registration is required; call 1-800-272-3900.

Flex exercise offered at Wesley Village

Start the New Year with the Silver Sneakers Flex Exercise program at 10:55 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Wilmore Senior Community Center at Wesley Village.

Trainer Aureol Moore brings her experience and enthusiasm to motivate participants toward a life of better physical health. The program focuses on strengthening the body, increasing mobility and getting more security with balance. Exercise balls, weights and resistance bands are used during the course.

The class is free to those with Silver Sneaker insurance benefits and Community Center members. Otherwise, the cost is $3 per class.

Many health plan providers offer the Silver Sneaker benefit including AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan, Aetna Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Humana, United Healthcare and Gateway Health Medicare Assured. For more information, call Alan at 859 858-3865, Ext. 238 or visit

Health Department has fitness program for women 50 and older

The Strong Woman Program is a moderate intensity fitness class designed for women 50 years and older interested in strength and balance training. The class meets from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Jessamine County Health Department, 210 East Walnut Street.

This osteoporosis prevention program uses light hand and ankle weights to strengthen bones and muscles. Contact Andrea Brown at 859-885-4179, Ext. 1025, or visit for more information.

Young artist program begins Sunday at Polvino Center

An afternoon art program for children ages 6-11 begins Sunday at the Polvino Family Art Center at 109 South Main Street, Nicholasville.

The sessions meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays through April 24 and focus on art techniques and projects. The final session will be an exhibit of the work created during the sessions to which family and friends will be invited. Sessions are led by certified art teachers Staci Goggins and Hope Soch.

All art supplies are included in the $150 class fee. For more information, email or call 870-636-0917.