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The word happiness gets tossed around quite a bit, but what does it really mean? Is happiness something you achieve, and once you get it, it's yours to keep? Or is it more temporary, coming on like a pop-up storm, and then it's gone, only to return again when conditions are just right?

Everyone has their own inner happiness compass. For some, tangible things bring them joy, like tasting the sweet juice of a ripe peach, seeing your garden grow, or catching your favorite song on the radio. For others, it is more abstract: finding peace outside your comfort zone, letting something roll off your back, or learning to forgive someone. In this issue, we explore the many ways people find joy and satisfaction in their own lives.

• Sharing a hobby with a sibling. p.8

• Taking a trip with friends. p.18

• Helping those who can't help themselves. p.20

• Adding live decor to your home. p.42

So contemplate where your inner compass is pointing, and if it feels good, keep moving in that direction.

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Sisters Judy Werst and Patsy Unclebach played golf together for the first time in 2001 when Judy moved back to the Louisville area. Growing up in Portland, the two had always been close, but the eightyear age difference between them meant that Judy was leaving home as Patsy was starting high school. Both came to the game in their adult lives — in different ways and for different reasons — and today they treasure the hobby as a great way to spend time together. “Family means everything to us, and this was just another avenue to spend time together,” Judy says.

Judy began to play in the 1970s as she, and her husband Bill, moved around the country with his work. It was a great way to meet new people and to spend time with family; their son Bill, Jr. also picked up the game and played on his school teams. Living in the Columbus, Ohio area in 1976 when the Jack Nicklaus Memorial Tournament first began, Judy signed up to volunteer. “That’s where I really came to understand golf and its values. I fell in love with the game,” Judy says. She was taking lessons, playing in women’s leagues, and enjoying couple’s scrambles (‘hit and giggle’ events, as Judy calls them) with her husband. What does Judy enjoy most about the game? “I like it for the exercise, especially walking the course at Cherry Valley in New Albany. I like the camaraderie, the discipline, and I like seeing if I can make the ball go where I want it to go.”

Patsy might describe her entry into golf as somewhat more reluctant. Her brothers and brother-in-law were avid golfers. When her husband Buz began playing in the early 1980s, he “really got hooked, much to my disappointment,” Patsy laughs. Her nephew Bill (Judy’s son) had an old set of clubs, and Judy decided to give the game a go in the ‘90s after their mom had passed away. “I would meet a friend after work in the summer when it was lighter longer, and we’d play nine holes in South Louisville. I took some lessons at Knob View, and that made me more comfortable on the course,” Patsy says. What does Patsy enjoy most about the game? “No matter how old you get, you can still play. It’s great exercise,” she says.

The sisters laugh as they remember the first time they played together with their husbands in 2001. Patsy had just hit the ball and Judy said, “I’m so glad you decided to come play golf today because now I can see everything I’m doing wrong!” Patsy thought that comment needed a little explanation. Turns out it wasn’t so much a criticism as the two are nearly the same size, so seeing Patsy’s swing was a bit like looking in a mirror. “Judy studies the game, will get down and try to figure out how best to hit the ball. She really wants to train herself and get better. I just say ‘who cares’ and take a swing at it,” says Patsy.

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While their approach to the game might be different, the two love the time they spend together on and off the course. They are part of a group of women friends who take lessons from local pro, Scott Ivey. For Judy, Scott’s teaching style was just what she needed to reignite her love of the game. “I wish he’d coached me 25 years ago. His technique just clicks with my brain and gives me confidence,” Judy says. Both agree it’s really fun to hang out with their friends on the course. Their initial attempts to introduce younger family members to golf may not have been a great success, however. They took 7-year-old Chase, who had recently started playing, to Cherry Valley. They were walking the course, pulling their clubs behind them, and Chase was ready to quit by the fifth hole. “He said, ‘I don’t like this! I’m tired.’ We ride when I play golf,” Patsy says. Later, Chase’s mom laughed as she informed Judy and Patsy that Chase didn’t want to play with them anymore because he didn’t get to ride in the cart.

Chase did keep playing much to both sisters’ delight. “Golf is so foundational. It teaches responsibility, honesty, hard work, and sportsmanship,” Judy says. “It’s you and the ball. And you can’t give yourself a trophy at the end of the day,” she adds.

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Sisters, Patsy Unclebach (left) and Judy Werst (right), striking a pose on the golf course.

What We’re...

As the weather warms up, and the lazy days of summer begin, it’s a perfect time to lie poolside with some great summer reads or turn up the tunes while you head out on an epic road trip. Wherever the summer takes you, make sure you don’t miss these hot new releases.


The Collected Regrets of Clover by Mikki Brammer

While a book about a death doula may not strike you as a fun summer read, The Collected Regrets of Clover is certainly an exception. Less about death and more about living life to its fullest, this book follows the adventures of Clover, a death doula, who travels across the country to help fulfill the final wishes of a client. In the process, she learns about herself and what she has really been missing in life.

On Earth As It Is On Television by Emily Jane

This weird little sci-fi novel is the debut work of author Emily Jane, and for a book ostensibly about an alien invasion, it has quite a lot to say about what it means to be human. The book tells the stories of three characters: Blaine, Heather, and Oliver, each of whom must deal with the impending apocalypse in their own unique way. Their stories are both surreal and extremely human at the same time, forcing the reader to ask some of the major questions of the universe.

Happy Place by Emily Henry

Emily Henry’s latest release might be the perfect beach read this summer if you’re looking for something light and fun. Happy Place is the story of Harriet and Wyn, who have been together since high school, but have broken up right before a big vacation with friends. In order to keep the peace and not ruin the fun, the couple decides to pretend that all is well, but inevitably some cracks start to show. If you have enjoyed any of Henry’s previous work, like Book Lovers, this one is sure to please as well.

...Listening To Dave Matthews Band: Walk Around The Moon

Once the sound of a whole generation, Dave Matthews Band returns with a new release that promises to be as bright and vibrant as ever. That said, fans of the band may be surprised by a simpler, more acoustically-driven sound than other recent releases. Still present, of course, is the unmistakable gruff of Matthews’ voice and the ever-present laid back vibe of the band’s sound.

Paul Simon: Seven Psalms

It often seems like Paul Simon has been around forever, so it’s hard to fathom that his May release, Seven Psalms, is only his fifth solo studio album to date. According to Simon, the idea for this album came in a dream. Now 81, the singer–songwriter explores themes of memory and mortality in his work. Listeners will be comforted to hear Simon’s familiar poetic lyrics layered over soft acoustic melodies and experimental soundscapes.

...Watching The Little Mermaid

The live-action remake of the beloved story will take viewers on a journey under the sea this summer. This latest iteration stars actress Halle Bailey as Ariel, the singing mermaid who desperately wants to live on land. But a host of other stars lend their voices to characters in this production, including Javier Bardem, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Awkwafina.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Fans of the Indiana Jones series will be excited to see the fifth film in the series. Harrison Ford returns as Indiana Jones, joined by Antonio Banderas, and Phoebe WallerBridge (Fleabag). While this latest adventure is the first to not be written by George Lucas or directed by Steven Spielberg, it is nonetheless sure to be a good time. In the latest installment, our hero is upset that NASA has hired exNazis in order to help the U.S. defeat the Soviet Union in the Space Race. He must, as always, race against time to find a legendary artifact that might change the course of history.

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Louisville’s Mayor For Life

Happiness is an emotion more easily felt than explained. Maybe you’ve noticed feelings of contentment or positivity present when you’re in your happy place, and one Harvard study tells us that close relationships are what keep us happy throughout our lives. When it comes down to it, how do you find your happiness? If feeling more joy is what you’re after, let Louisville’s longest-serving mayor, Jerry Abramson, serve up his insight—the same tips and ideas that have helped him sustain his optimism to this day.

By Tonilyn Hornung | Photo by Patti Hartog

Kentucky-born, Jerry Abramson, says he’s always been the guy with a “glass-halffull” attitude. “I try to carry that message in everything I do,” Jerry says. Whether it was during his 21 years of service as the mayor of Louisville which ended in 2011, or as lieutenant governor of Kentucky from 2011 to 2014, or sitting in the West Wing with President Obama as the deputy assistant to the president and director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Jerry says he’s always done his best to maintain his positive outlook — an encouraging enthusiasm with the power to reinforce hopefulness in others.

Jerry may be intentional about spreading positivity, but it’s possible he came by this trait a little more naturally. “My father was a real people person,” Jerry begins, “he always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say to folks.” Jerry grew up in a three-aisle, familyrun grocery store in Louisville’s Smoketown neighborhood. Shoppers could come in to grab a sandwich for lunch or stop by for other food staples. Witnessing his father’s consistent generosity and the positive effect it had on those around them inspired Jerry. “I saw that as I was growing up, and I learned from that,” Jerry says.

While the foundation for Jerry’s optimism began in his youth, the motivation he needed to put his positivity to purpose occurred as a young adult. During his senior year of college, Jerry traveled across the state of Indiana with Robert F. Kennedy, who was running for president at the time. Inspired by RFK’s determination to unite people through love, wisdom, and compassion, Jerry listened and talked with Kennedy about relevant issues. “That was the first time I began thinking in terms of getting involved in public service,” Jerry says.

When it came time to run for office in Louisville, Jerry took all the lessons he’d gathered and says, “I had a real love affair with my hometown and just wanted very much to be in a position to make it as good as it could possibly be.” Jerry’s goal while he was Louisville’s mayor was to “energize” the city he adores. “I wanted it to be more competitive. I wanted it to be more beautiful.” Ultimately, this man dubbed “Mayor for Life” wanted Louisville to acknowledge its strength and kindness and be a

place where residents could enjoy a glass-halffull outlook.

Today, Jerry’s commitment to spreading positivity and wisdom hasn’t waned. He stays active and inspired by teaching at Spalding University and engaging in volunteer work. Jerry reveals that activities like getting outside and bicycling also support his joy. “I like to bicycle and be out with my own thoughts as I ride through the park,” he says. Still, the biggest contributing factor to his happiness would be his family and his grandkids. “I have a son, and four-year-old and two-year-old grandchildren, who my wife and I really, really, enjoy them a lot,” he says.

Jerry also finds great joy in spending time with his wife Madeline. “She’s my best friend and the happiness that we share by doing things together is what makes me happy — along with my grandchildren,” Jerry says. The couple enjoy watching movies, going to the orchestra, and just being at home together and reading or watching Netflix. Both are very active in their volunteer work and Jerry adds, “That keeps us happy.”

Jerry is a big supporter of community involvement, and research shows acts of kindness are linked to increased feelings of wellbeing. “Being active and staying involved keeps you young,” he says. So, if you’re looking for ways to boost your daily dose of happiness, Jerry invites you to become involved in organizations that make a difference. Schools, nonprofits, or start-up businesses are all places that can give you a singular opportunity to contribute your wisdom and support. “I'm a big advocate for getting engaged and making a difference,” Jerry says.

Keeping his signature “glass-half-full” optimism has allowed Jerry Abramson to effect positive change wherever his path takes him. Studies suggest that optimists are more likely to engage in problem-solving when faced with difficulties. And Jerry has shown this resilience time and again in his political career and with his continued engagement in Louisville’s community. Jerry reminds us, “If we’re out there working together we can make a positive difference.”

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Digging Life In The Dirt

University of Kentucky for a year, but at the time it was hard to break into the field. I transferred to the University of Louisville and was digging in the dirt right away.”

A vital skill, she says, is an eye for detail. “Some people can look at something and think it's just a piece of nothing. You have to have the ability to recognize what you're seeing. A background in history, languages, and writing skills is also important.”

At first glance, her office might resemble an archaeological work site. Scattered about are file folders, photographs, a pink hard hat, a random rock or two. But how could it be otherwise as Anne Bader is an archaeologist and founder of Corn Island Archaeology in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. She started the company in 2006 and has been instrumental in exploring sites around Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, and West Virginia.

She has uncovered treasures at the Louisville airport, Beecher Terrace, Locust Grove, Farmington, and the Falls of the Ohio, along with places further afield — Niagara Falls near Buffalo, New Jersey, Alabama, and Missouri.

Closest though is the side yard of her offices located in the Conrad-Seaton House, the site of Valentine Conrad’s pottery. “The house was built in the early 1800s,” Anne says. “The sidewalks out front are being torn up right now, and I am constantly running outside and finding little bits and pieces of pottery. My staff and I are working to reconstruct some of these beautiful pieces — plates, cups, and bowls that were designed by Conrad and are unique to Kentucky.” Jigsaw puzzles, anyone?

“I feel a strong connection and attachment to the community here and my home,” she says. “I like working in my own area and no longer having to fly somewhere to do what I love.”

She became interested in archaeology in the 6th grade when she read an article about the discovery of an ancient Sumerian city some 2000 years old. “I still have the article,” she says. “I wasn't encouraged in high school to pursue this field even though I knew this is what I wanted to do. Eventually, after much coercing, I was allowed to take an anthropology class in my senior year. I then went to the

As busy as she is, “I would most like to have a couple of hours to do my work and to be creative, to take what I've learned and put it together. I love this blend of science and history and the opportunity to share the knowledge.” To that end she founded the Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society in 2002 where she is able to share knowledge and ideas with others through that organization.

Anne has her own secret stash of historic artifacts: Rat Fink character charms. “They specifically date from 1965-1966. You could get the characters in a gumball machine, and although some of my classmates had many, I only had one. So now I am making up for that and have 178 of them. The characters are very restricted in time, and I would want to be buried with my collection,” she says with a laugh. “If a future archaeologist digs me up they will know exactly what era I came from.”

She keeps her spirits up through the work that she loves. “Every day I find something different. I get energized and excited. I also love being with my grandchildren. And I enjoy being outside. It's always good to go to the trees. And then, of course, there's chocolate.” Her version of vitamin C.

On aging? “Well, the physical part means I don't dig as much as I used to when I was younger. It’s hard on the knees. But now I get to spend time mentoring and teaching and reviewing the work of my staff and together coming up with some creative solutions. I don't have time to get old. There's too much to do.”

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Photos by Patti

A Girls Trip To Saint Lucia

For 59 years, there was a proverbial hole in Jackie Nelson’s bucket (list). Travel was set aside to care for others: her child, her students, her aging parents, her church. Last summer, however, a lifelong friend inspired Jackie to board a plane and head to Los Angeles with their daughters — a move that opened up her world.

So when Daphne Dunston-Wharton, that same friend of 36 years who inspired her the summer before, pitched the idea of celebrating her birthday retracing India Arie’s song God is Real, Jackie was all aboard for the celebration. Originally, Daphne had invited ten of her closest friends, but due to work, finances, and the obstacles of life, all of them backed out — aside from Jackie.

“Daphne wanted to do something big for her 60th,” Jackie explains of her best friend. “We’ve been through everything together over the years: marriages, divorces, deaths, births, the whole gamut. We are both Taurus and the perfect travel partners; we aren’t agenda people, we go with the flow and like spontaneity.”

Despite the fact that midyear foreign travel and cost were out of Jackie’s comfort zone, she knew she had to join her friend on this monumental trip to Saint Lucia. They were joined by Daphne’s aunt, the travel agent that planned the trip, and Daphne’s sister — two Taurus and a pair of Libras — representing the span of four decades.

“We had four decades represented in our group — 70s, 60s, 50s, and 40s,” Jackie says with a laugh. “The wildest one was the 70-year-old!”

On the island, Daphne wanted to live the lyrics of her favorite song, God is Real:

In Saint Lucia, I jumped in the water

For the first time I understood its power. As I swam, I was cleansed.

If I had any doubts, this experience cleared them.

Now I know for sure that God is real.

I know that it’s the truth by the way it feels Cause I saw starfish and sponges, Fish and black trumpets,

So many different colors I stayed

Out there for hours and I only saw a fraction of a fraction,

Of the deep of the deep

Of the great blue wide.

It brought a tear to my eye.

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All of which was easy to do on this island nestled in the West Indies, just northwest of Barbados. Saint Lucia is now home to resorts, coral reef diving, fishing villages, rain forests, banana plantations, two tapered mountains, and waterfalls. Historically, the island was inhabited by two indigenous tribes, then fought over 14 times by French and British colonizers — that is how it earned its sobriquet, Helen of the West. Its actual name, Saint Lucia, is one of only two sovereign states in the world named after a woman–a perfect setting for an epic girls trip.

Jackie was immediately enchanted by the island’s scenery — the birds at the resort each morning, the “little sounds” of the wildlife surrounding her. She was taken aback, however, by the resort’s inclusion of a personal butler.

“When you are accustomed to serving others…” Jackie trailed off, listing her roles of service through the years at church, in catering, in her teaching career, and within her family. “I just couldn’t get used to the services of Mr. Darnel and Mr. Augustus. The Libras had no problem ordering from the butlers, though! We would get a text every morning asking if we needed anything.”

The butlers were crucial, however, in organizing their catamaran excursion that took them around the island, on a snorkeling trip, and to a natural sulphur spring where the ladies lavished in a mud bath at the foot of a volcano.

“Our skin felt amazing after the mud bath, like we’d found the fountain of youth.”

On the snorkeling trip, Daphne and others went in search of their trumpetfish and sponges, but Jackie sat that one out. “I thought I was going to be brave, but once I put the mask on, the shallow breaths and sweating started.”

At lunch, they feasted on the local cuisine: rice and peas, fish, brown

stew chicken, yams, pork and beans, macaroni pie, and plantains. The national dish of Saint Lucia is green figs and saltfish, a dish inspired by African slaves, made from salted cod and unripe bananas (known locally as “figs”). After lunch, on the way back on the catamaran, the rum punch came out and the party began.

“I could have sat at the resort in the cabana all five days. It was so relaxing, no pressure, just perfect. At the beach, under the cabana, the staff would ask, ‘All is well?’ and you would reply ‘All is well’ back to them. The hotel had several restaurants, shows, and even a club,” Jackie explains of her first experience with an all-inclusive resort. “I couldn’t get used to there being no prices on the menu.”

Mostly, Jackie enjoyed the camaraderie of her sister-clan, the beauty and pace of island life, and checking off experiences from a bucket list that never was. Would she return? Without a doubt.

I’ve taught with Jackie for years now and have loved witnessing this transition from a semi-workaholic woman to a worldly one. When she came back to school from her trip to Saint Lucia, she was changed, as travel is known to do to you. She already has plans for her next trip to Jamaica this summer — so in one year Jackie Nelson has gone from never taking a vacation in her lifetime to taking three.

“Do you have a bucket list?” she asked me as our interview was winding down.

“Of course! I keep it on my refrigerator to look at when I am feeling bored or blue,” I said.

“To see my passport stamped for the first time made me wonder where else can I go? Someone asked me where I would want to go to fill it up and it made me a little sad; I never thought about it. No bucket list, well, that’s my homework.”

That night, Jackie texted me: I made my bucket list.

All is well, Jackie, all is well.

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Jackie Nelson, Keisha Dunston, Daphne Dunston, and Cheryl Willis lavishing in a natural sulphur spring mud bath at the foot of a volcano. Photo submitted

Comforting Through Touch


My last full-time position was director of an agency that helped abused children, but in my position in administration, I didn’t work directly with the children. I feel I missed something by not doing direct service. This volunteer position allows me to work with the children and be more hands on.


Mostly we support the NICU nurses and therapists in what they’re doing to care for the children. Many of the babies in the unit are born to drug-addicted mothers who pass that addiction on to their children.

It takes them a while to get the drugs out of their system and during that time they’re in a lot of pain. They act out with lots of crying. It’s very hard to comfort them. They need to be held and comforted as much as possible. Volunteers hold them and try to get them to calm down and relax.

Louisville native Joe Roehrig began his career as a mechanical engineer, first serving three years in the U.S. Air Force then 20 years as an engineer. The St. Xavier High School and University of Notre Dame graduate decided to change gears and went back to school earning a master’s in community development from the University of Louisville in 1982. He entered the nonprofit field eventually retiring from his position as executive director of The Family Place: A Child Abuse Treatment Agency in 2001 (now called Family & Children’s Place).

The 83-year-old worked part time as a consultant before fully retiring in 2007. Joe says retirement for him was never about sitting in a rocking chair on the porch or watching TV all day. He said he’s not comfortable unless he’s active. Volunteering with Norton Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has provided him with a purpose and sense of worth. He says it’s made his life more interesting and rewarding.

I remember one baby boy I worked with. He was about five months old. I held him and entertained him for six weeks. He had almost no expression the whole time and then one day he smiled at me. He just started smiling, and you could see he was finally coming around. It was really rewarding to see my efforts paying off.


There are a lot of organizations crying for volunteers. Find what you think you want to do and where you might fit in, then give it a try. If you don’t like it, you can always try something else. Volunteering is so rewarding and worth trying.

By Kym Voorhees Raque
Photo by Patti Hartog
24 Summer 2023 / wellness 28 Fitness | 32 Love The Skin | 34 It’s Heck Getting Old | 36 Are You Happy? | 38 Inspired Living SUMMER SIZZLE DITCH THE GRILL THIS SUMMER, IT’S AIR FRYING TIME!
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PAGE 26 >> Nothing says summer like fresh peaches. And we couldn’t resist this air fried peach, topped with vanilla ice cream, and fresh mint.
by Melissa Donald

It’s summertime! Get ready for outdoor gatherings, eating fresh produce, and having fun preparing and sharing your favorite summer dishes! Heading to or hosting a last minute party? Cooking your food in an air fryer is a quick and healthier way to prepare your special dish. We have five delicious, summer classics for you to try in the air fryer. Added bonus: Clean up is fast and easy so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family.


This popular duo always seems to be in abundance during summer. For inspiration, we visited for this quick and delicious recipe. Get creative by adding your own special twist on these plentiful summer squashes. We chose onion powder, and our personal favorite summer herb, savory.


For making fried chicken in the air fryer, we used recipe, and included dried parsley, which added a freshness to this crispy coating. Very little oil is needed to create this iconic, southern dish. A great light and fresh summer protein to consider is this lemon garlic salmon recipe found on Preparation and cooking time had this dish ready in under 15 minutes!



Air frying corn on the cob? Yes, indeed! This is the way to go if you don’t have a grill. It has the same look and taste of corn prepared on an outdoor grill, but in less time! Prep is super quick and easy.


• Corn cobs

• Unsalted butter

• 1 tsp kosher salt

• 1 tsp black pepper


Remove the husks, rinse, and pat dry. Brush each ear of corn with melted butter. Tip: We added garlic powder to the butter spread for more flavor! Sprinkle salt and pepper on each cob, then place in the air fryer basket, in a single layer. Cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-16 minutes, turning the corn halfway through the cooking. Depending on your air fryer and size of the corn, you may need to add an additional 3-4 minutes to cook time. Recipe courtesy of


This versatile snack and topping is easy to make and requires just a few minutes of preparation. Our recipe came from We omitted the cayenne pepper and replaced it with turmeric. Have fun creating your own special spice mix. Tip: This is a great snack on its own and a delicious addition sprinkled on top of salads and soups.

Katey Holtgrave, 57


I weight train 3 times per week. I have a wonderful trainer at Trager Family JCC who I have been working with every Monday for 10 years. He trains me for an hour, and I go through his workout on my own Wednesday and Friday. Weight training is so important…especially for women and our bones. Tuesday and Thursday I do pullups with 3 different grips/ 8 reps each set, a few ab exercises, and run/ walk anywhere from 4-6 miles. I’ve added the elliptical and stair-climber on my lifting days to mix it up.


Make your workout your first priority. I schedule my life around the gym. If you can, hire a personal trainer or join group fitness classes to get started. Consistency is key. Put the time and work in. Be disciplined and the motivation will follow!


I don’t eat fried foods and stay away from pasta and bread most of the time. Wine is my splurge!

A regular food day for me is oatmeal, Elmhurst Oat Milk (completely clean made of oats and water), blueberries, raspberries, and a banana. Lunch is steamed spinach for calcium, 3 egg whites, carrots and/or cucumbers, avocado or Wasa Rye Crackers with peanut butter made of only peanuts and salt. Snacks are usually raw almonds or goat cheese. Dinner typically is lean beef, shrimp, or grilled chicken, plain baked potato or jasmine rice. Tuesday I usually eat Mexican but try not to eat chips. That’s hard!

By Katey Holtgrave | Photo by Melissa Donald
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Victor Lee, 69

HIS FITNESS ROUTINE: (4 days at Trager Family JCC, 2 days at home)

Monday: 1 hour resistance training session

Tuesday: Aerobic swim, 1 mile

Wednesday: Shoulder therapy exercises

Thursday: 1 hour resistance training session with personal trainer

Friday: Rest day

Saturday: Shoulder therapy exercises, core resistance session, 2 hours

Sunday: Aerobic treadmill, 2.5 miles


Nutrition is an important “partner” to any exercise program. While I am not vegetarian, I have found that I like how I feel as I move toward a more plant-based diet. My diet was also light on protein so I am increasing my protein intake to support my activity level. I typically eat oatmeal with fruit for a late breakfast, a midday snack, and a balanced dinner.


Start small and build. The most important part of any fitness program is that you can sustain it over time. That means finding activities that you enjoy and that you will continue to do on a schedule that works for you. Have realistic expectations. Be patient.

By Victor Lee | Photo by Melissa Donald

Love the skin you’re in, with a little help.

Maybe it’s a side effect of social media engagement, but people in their 20s and 30s are increasingly using Botox and other injectables to make themselves happier with their personal appearance. So what does this mean for us older folks? Should we consider injections for our skin? Or is starting in our 50s or 60s too late?


There are different kinds of injectables for the skin, and Botox is just one option. Botox is the brand name for a neuromodulator that temporarily weakens facial muscles with the result of smoothing wrinkles. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “when used correctly, Botox can reduce early and moderate signs of aging.” It can also be used to help reshape eyebrows or soften the chin area. While it may sound a little strange to inject something into the skin, Ashley Snellen, MSN, APRN and co-founder of Avanti Skin Center of Louisville, says “For men and women in their 50s and 60s wanting to tiptoe into cosmetic procedures, a neurotoxin (like Botox) is always a simple, noninvasive way to soften fine lines and wrinkles.”

Botox and similar products typically last three or four months, and there is usually no downtime from the procedure, although there may be some redness. In addition to the face, some people like to use neuromodulators for addressing skin laxity in their necks. Ashley says one of the common areas where Botox is used is the glabellar complex, the area of space between the eyes, which requires five small injections using a tiny needle.

Another type of injectable is dermal fillers which plump up the skin to smooth out wrinkles. Unlike Botox, which can take up to two weeks to show results, the effects from fillers are immediately visible, but these injections can result in some bruising and swelling. Fillers can help improve sagging skin and make facial features more symmetrical. If medications are causing facial thinness, fillers can help improve this side effect. There are four types of fillers that can be used: Hyaluronic acid (HA), Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), Poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA), and Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA).

Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, but as we grow older, our bodies stop producing it. It adds cushion to joints and tissues and allows the skin to become more hydrated. Hyaluronic acid fillers can help plump up lips and provide additional volume to the face. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a filler that is used to treat deeper wrinkles. Both of these typically last around 12 months.

Poly-l-lactic acid is a filler that has been around since 2004 and was first used to treat a condition associated with HIV, lipoatrophy, which is a thinning of facial fat pads. PLLA is a substance that helps your body create collagen, and it typically lasts around two years. Polymethylmethacrylate is made up of collagen and small balls called microspheres, which help the body create collagen. Some people find that PMMA is especially helpful if they have acne scars from their younger years. Other people find it useful for reducing the appearance of smile lines. PMMA is the longest lasting of the dermal filler injectables, lasting up to five years.

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As much as we may want one magic pill or product to be the answer, it is usually a combination of things that make a difference in how we look and feel. For example, when we think about maintaining a healthy weight, we know that exercise and a healthy diet are critical. One without the other doesn’t mean as much. The same holds true for injectables and routine skin care. Even if you decide that injectables are something you want to try, it is essential to have a consistent at-home skin routine. If you’re not wearing sunscreen, washing your face regularly, or moisturizing, the injectables may not make as much difference as you’d like. Adding them to an already well-established daily skin routine is the best route.

Erica McDowell, owner of SKYN Lounge Boutique Spa, says “Everyone should use [topical] vitamin C in the morning, and possibly use a retinol or retin A in the evening. I’m a firm believer in eye cream. [People also] need to exfoliate well.” She says moisturization and use of sunscreens are also essential.


Individuals in their 50s and 60s may find it especially helpful to visit an aesthetician for guidance on skin care because aging skin is different from skin in one's 20s and 30s. It may be time for some professional help instead of buying skin care off the shelf at the grocery store. You can end up wasting a lot of money trying products that aren’t right for your skin type.

Yes, it may feel a little intimidating to visit a skin spa, but relax. “You do not have to know what you need,” says Erica. “That’s what we do.” An aesthetician will evaluate your face, neck, and hands and discuss the concerns you have, your current routine, and what your goals are.

As we get older, we see the value in asking professionals for assistance, and our skin should be no different. If an injectable isn’t the direction you wish to go, you may find that a facial or a chemical peel, which both provide a deeper exfoliation of the skin, is the best way to make you feel better about how you look.

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Oh My Aching Back!

Sciatic nerve pain, also known as sciatica, is a type of back pain that can be very troublesome. “Sciatic pain is pain that radiates from the sciatic nerve, located in the lower back, down the leg,” says Bradley Wheeldon, PT with Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. The pain can be mild or feel like an intense shock or burning, and can extend from the hip to below the knee.

Pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve causes the pain. “Weakness in the hips and core, incorrect lifting techniques, and poor posture and seated position are the main causes,” says Bradley. Loss of mobility can also result in pain. “As we age, we become less mobile. This leads to restriction of tissue mobility that leads to muscle tightness,” says Bradley. Dehydration can also exacerbate back pain.


If you experience mild pain, focus on your body through movement, posture, and hydration. “Stretching can have an immediate impact on sciatic pain,” says Bradley. He recommends the figure-4 stretch for relief, as long as you do not have hip issues or haven’t had a hip replacement. Correct posture will also help. Bradley recommends standing with your back, feet, and shoulders flat against a wall and imagining a line running straight through from head to toe. “This will provide you with a good awareness of what your posture should look like as you go throughout your day,” says Bradley. He also recommends drinking ample water to ensure hydration.


If sciatic pain is intense, lasts for a long period of time, or interferes with basic daily functions, contact your doctor. “The first step should be to check with your physician or trusted physical therapist to rule out that there isn’t anything else going on,” says Bradley. If the pain is due to sciatic issues, there are a number of clinical interventions to consider. “Physical therapy will work to develop core strength, improve posture, and strengthen muscles,” says Bradley. Physical therapy is likely to show improvement of symptoms in 4-6 weeks. Other options include injections into the lumbar spine to relieve pain and dry needling. “Dry needling is not a painful procedure. It uses needles to release muscle tension around the nerve,” explains Bradley.

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Are You Happy?

Have you ever known someone who always seems to be happy? What’s the secret? Is it something they do, or an innate gift? We talked to five people, in various stages of life, to get their views on happiness. One thing seems clear, happiness is an inside job. Read on to see how others view happiness and where they find it in their lives.

Q: Do you have a technique to change your mood?

First, I try not to overreact. Having worked with Hosparus, I’m used to being around a lot of tough news. Sometimes it helps to talk to my wife. She’s a great sounding board. Sometimes, I drive and that helps. Meditation helps to stop and think before I shoot my mouth off.

Walking outside when possible. I’ll take Toby, my dog, and go about a half a mile. Sometimes we’ll go to a nearby park and walk by the creek and the flowers. If it’s bad weather, and I’m in a bad mood, I’ll usually go to sleep. If I’m stressed about something, sleep is my escape.

I’ll put on some music and dance. I like oldies from the 60s and 70s. Sometimes I think it’s healthy to have a pity party. I don’t do that often, but when I do, I make it worth my while. — Phyllis

I hop in the car and start Ubering. Helping other people and being with people is what makes me feel better. I feel Uber is a public service I get paid for. I’ve been doing it for seven years, and I absolutely love it.

I try to be a very positive person. I read a lot of spiritual things and go through about three newspapers a day and read a lot on the internet. I try to not get down. If you don’t go down, then you don’t have to come back up. —

Q: Is happiness a goal or a byproduct of something else?

I try to have happiness from within. You can’t always create happiness. Some people try to make it a goal and they end up feeling like something is missing. —

It’s a goal. I have a family history of depression, so I try to make happiness a goal. — Joyce

I think it’s a byproduct. Living your life and having God in your life is number one. — Phyllis Maddix

I think it’s more of a byproduct. I don’t have a goal to get happy every day. The Archbishop says something like, I might not always be happy, but I’m always fulfilled. — Joyce Jennings

36 Summer 2023 / By Cheryl Stuck WELLNESS ARE YOU HAPPY?

Q: Do you have a morning routine that helps you get started?

I usually meditate for about 15 minutes in the morning to get centered. — Bob Mueller

I’m happier when I start my day with prayer.

I have my coffee and I have a Bible app on my phone where they read a scripture and talk about what that means to them. —

A cup and a half of coffee, and I do always eat breakfast, either egg and toast or granola cereal. — Joyce Jennings

First, I put fresh water in my sleep apnea machine. Then I put a half a glass of water in the microwave for 44 seconds and squeeze half a lemon in it because I heard it cleans out your gut and makes you feel better. I have breakfast, and check email. — Jamey

Q: What activities do you consider to be happy ones?

I try to play piano every day, not for any excellence, but just for the fun of it. And, I love watching sports. My prayer life helps too. — Bob

Playing with my grandbaby is the best one. When he’s over, I live more in the moment. Sometimes I’ll go to the nursing home and help others. I find satisfaction in that. They just want somebody to acknowledge them and to be heard. —

I like to read. If I have a really good book, that makes me happy. I like a novel that makes me think. I can get lost in a book. — Phyllis

Going to Broadway shows, the Louisville Orchestra — I like the performing arts. — Joyce

I’m a vocal nonsmoker, and I spend a lot of money on billboards and books that help people quit and encourage them to never start. — Jamey

Q: Do you count on other people to make you happy?

I draw energy from other people. I go out and meet a friend or have lunch with somebody. I try to be grateful; take things for gratitude instead of for granted. I have to stay busy and have a purpose.

No. I like to have people around, but I don’t depend on them to make me happy. — Joyce Milby

No. I’m the only one that can make me happy. I love being around my kids and my grandkids.

No. My kids are grown and gone. I make my own happiness. I have girlfriends and we play cards once a week, Canasta. I look forward to that.

It’s up to each person to make their own happiness and their own health. I’ve never been a smoker, or drinker, or on drugs, so I feel fortunate to never have to rely on those things to be happy.

Article Sources:

Bob Mueller, 75 | Bishop of the United Catholic Church, Retired from Hosparus Health, and Author of Weddings — Love, Beauty and Laughter

Joyce Milby, 58 | Authorization Reimbursement Coordinator At Trilogy Health Services

Phyllis Maddix, 72 | Retired

Joyce Jennings, 72 | President of Queen’s Daughters (volunteer), Uber driver, and Hosts-Global tour guide

Jamey Aebersold, 83 | Musician and Owner of, and anti-smoking advocate

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Don’t Feel Defeated! Find New Power

It is pathetic to see so many people stumbling through life feeling defeated, unhappy, frustrated, and often bitter and disappointed. Life can be a wonderful experience.

When something is defeating us, we can gain power over it and find new confidence by doing three things.


The great psychologist William James quoted a woman as saying, “The happiest day in my life was the day I admitted the fact that I am not physically beautiful and stopped worrying about it.”

A woman told me that all of her life she has been underweight. She said that people would talk about how thin she was and it concerned her. She explained that she worried about getting sick. Then one glad day a sensible physician said to her, “You were born skinny and will be all your life, so stop trying to do anything about it.” She accepted his advice and has followed it ever since. She is still skinny but that fact is not on her mind; it is not a problem to her any longer.

General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army and one of the great men of all time, was informed that he was going blind. He said, “I have done what I could for God with two eyes. Now I will do what I can without any eyes.”

All of us have handicaps of one sort or another. We can let the handicap get into our minds and defeat us, or we can go on in spite of ourselves and win victories.


I love the prayer I learned from a humble old man years ago: “Lord, help me to understand that You are going to let nothing happen that You and I can’t handle together.”

If I thought I had to do by myself the things I have planned for the next year, with only my own strength and resources, I would give up and quit this minute. Trust in the help of your Higher Power and other people.

One of the reasons people lose confidence and get shaky is they realize they do not have the abilities and strength to do the things they feel they must do. But I don’t depend only on myself. I know other people will help me.


The president of a large company took the view that no one person was indispensable. However, he came to believe that there was one young woman in his office who could not be replaced. He could not explain why that girl was so important, but he felt the office simply could not go on without her.

Finally he asked her about her life. She told him about a sermon in which the minister had challenged, “Why not dedicate yourself to others for just one day?” The woman decided to try it.

That night she had a feeling of happiness and satisfaction she had not known before. So, naturally, she decided to try it a second day. Each day she would promise: “I’ll try dedicating myself to others for just this one day.” When she was tempted to be her old self, she would remember the satisfaction she had felt since dedicating herself to others. As the days went by, it became easier for her and life became increasingly an experience of joy. Over time that became her philosophy of life.

Later this same woman wrote as she continued to grow in her spirituality: “Imagine what it means never to be afraid of anything. Not to be afraid of insecurity, of loss of position, not to be afraid of life or death. Imagine what it means to have no ill will. Imagine what it is to be at peace. I suddenly discovered that everything began to flow toward me rather than away from me. Amazing things happened. Life became good and everybody seemed to love me. Gradually I began to have a sense of well-being.”

The “one-day” idea worked wonders for her. Why don’t you try it? And wouldn’t this be a good day for the experiment?

Bob Mueller is a Bishop of the United Catholic Church.

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42 Summer 2023 / lifestyle 48 Things To Do | 54 Relationships | 56 People | 57 Living Options Directory ENHANCE YOUR HOME WITH HOUSEPLANTS Story and Photos by Melissa
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(from left to right) Chinese Evergreen (water rooted), Air plant in ceramic, cat pot (not water rooted), and Heart-Leaf Philodendron (water rooted).

There are many benefits to having indoor plants in your home. Most importantly, “they make for a happy environment, help purify the air, and lighten the space,” says General Manager Kristina Haysley of Mahonia, a home decor store in the NuLu area of downtown Louisville. Research published by NASA found that houseplants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and help absorb other indoor pollutants. Indoor plants also add a beautiful touch of live decor and soothing energy. Not sure where to start? We’ve found the perfect plants for every area of your home.


Filling in gaps and dark corners can help brighten a space and add a pop of color that can complement any room. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) suggests easy to care for plants for older adults, like the ZZ plant (pictured back right) and the Pothos (front left). Both thrive in low-light and require minimal care.

Plants in photo left to right: Money plant, Chinese Evergreen, Staghorn Fern (on coffee table), Peace Lily, HeartLeaf Philodendron (hanging), Snake plant
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Once you have your favorite plants in place, learn how to propagate by water rooting from cuttings. This is a great way to add more plants to your home and share them with others.

Leslie F. Halleck’s book, Plant Parenting, contains a wealth of information on how to make more houseplants from the ones you already have and love.

If you want to meet more like-minded plant folk, Mahonia has a plant swap every first Friday of the month starting around 6PM. Check out their Facebook page for dates, times, and details.


Plants situated in the bedroom evoke a sense of calm and relaxation. The Snake plant (right, on table) is one of the few plants that converts carbon dioxide into oxygen during the day and night, a process that typically happens only during the day with most plants. This makes the Snake plant a good choice for the bedroom. Kristina says it is versatile to light availability: it can tolerate a low-light space, but will grow faster in a more direct light environment. It’s also easy to care for and requires little water.

CREATE A HEALTHY HOME Research suggests reduced stress levels, increased feelings of happiness and well-being, and shortened recovery time from illness are a few of the benefits of indoor plants. Air plants are another great option for ease of care. Most Air plants prefer direct light.

A shelf can make a great home for an indoor plant, like the Air plant (top) or the water rooted Heart-Leaf Philodendron (bottom).

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Wander Southern Indiana… and the charming town of Madison

Centrally located in the Louisville-Cincinnati-Indianapolis triangle lies the charming town of Madison, Indiana. A destination in and of itself, Madison is an easy one-hour drive from Louisville along the Ohio River Scenic Byway. No matter your interests, you will find it here: history, arts, music, higher education, wineries, restaurants, and outdoor beauty combine to make Madison an ideal day trip (though you may wish you had more than one day to explore!). Madison boasts the largest National Historic Landmark District in the country with 133 contiguous blocks of historic homes and stately buildings, and has a cultural reputation for arts and music that attracts award-winning traveling art exhibits and has earned it the name of Indiana’s Music City. Just on the outskirts of Madison you will find Clifty Falls State Park, where you can get up close to nature with hiking and waterfall views. Top off your day at nearby Stream Cliff Farm, owned and operated by the Manning-Riley families for seven generations. The Madison Visitors Center will be happy to assist as you plan your adventures; stop by and say hello!

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The Madison Area Arts Alliance (MAAA) oversees galleries, traveling art exhibits, outdoor art features, music venues, and more that make up the Arts and Cultural District. Madison’s Bicentennial Park on the Ohio River is currently home to Flight, a traveling public art exhibit by award-winning metal sculptor and artist Dale Rogers. The flock of nine metal sculpted birds, each over 200 pounds, and situated 15 feet above the ground with wing spans of 12 feet, will be soaring in the park through October.

MAAA also introduced a new public art initiative, The Switch Box Project, where the 26 switch boxes found at the intersections of each traffic light are wrapped with interchangeable art by local artists. Keep your eye out for this visual delight as you walk historic Main Street!

Hinkle’s Sandwich Shop at 204 W. Main was established in 1933 (celebrating its 90th anniversary this year!) by Winfred Hinkle. During the Great Depression, Hinkle wanted to offer affordable meals, so he came up with the idea of a small two-cent hamburger. Over the years, Hinkle’s has continued to serve up its signature burger along with sandwiches, breakfast, and over 40 flavors of milkshakes in a friendly diner atmosphere. Until recently, Hinkle’s was open 24 hours a day, providing all-night dining to locals and the students at nearby Hanover College. Hinkle’s recently received the Business Legacy Award for over 25 years of independent small business service.

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The newest wrapped switch box of The Switch Box Project. All of these creations are crafted by local artists.
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Hinkle’s original small sized hamburger has been a staple on the menu since the Great Depression.

and herbs on display, and also available for purchase.

Toast your summer with a wine slushy. These tasty drinks are served in the winery, which also offers free tastings.

Stream Cliff Historic Farm in Commiskey, Indiana is an easy 15-minute drive from Madison and well worth the short trip. Visitors stroll the grounds of the beautiful farm, taking in the old barn market, greenhouse and nursery, gift and antique shop, Twigs & Sprigs Restaurant, event spaces, chapel, display gardens, and winery — which offers free wine tastings, delicious wine slushies, their own bottled wine for purchase, and hosts a Summer Music Series from June 4 to October 29. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch Betty Manning or another member of the family, who will answer any questions about the history of the farm, its converted 1821 barn, 1836 farmhouse, and other buildings formerly used as blacksmith shops, animal sheds, and a grainery. Betty not only knows the farm and its history and can name any plant growing in the display gardens — she is also a folk art painter with her work available for sale in the gift shop. Her work will be featured in a gallery show in Madison this fall, providing the perfect excuse to plan your return trip to this lovely town and its surrounding area.

Clifty Falls State Park is located just west of Madison. With over 1500 acres to explore, Clifty Falls was established in 1920 to preserve the falls of Clifty Creek. The park has more than 10 established trails, six waterfalls, as well as shelters and campgrounds. An inn and restaurant are located near the north entrance of the park, overlooking the Ohio River and the town of Madison. parks-lakes/clifty-falls-state-park

Overlook of Big Clifty Falls Lookout Point. These falls are over 60 feet.

The greenhouse at Stream Cliff Farm is a sight to behold with annuals, perennials,

Relationships Come In All Shapes And Sizes

Maintaining positive relationships in life affects our mental and physical health. Did you know having weekly dinner dates with your spouse can support your feelings of security? Were you aware that the weekly catch-up conversations you’ve been having with your best friend brings more meaning into your life? So, the big question is: How do these relationships begin and continue over time? We asked three locals to share their inspiring stories, because not only do relationships contribute to your happiness, but they also boost your feelings of joy with the most important person in your life — yourself.


In the midst of COVID, Louisville resident, Lucy Pritchett, was searching for online meditation groups. “On a lark, I googled, ‘meditation meetings in California,’” Lucy says. Having previously lived along California’s central coast, she thought it might be fun to reconnect with residents there. Lucy found a promising group, and when she logged on, she discovered a delightfully welcoming crew. “I think they were intrigued — especially with how I pronounced ‘Louisville,’” Lucy says. One woman was particularly friendly, and Lucy remembers, “She and I had a nice little chat, and we exchanged phone numbers.” And that’s how Lucy’s new long-distance friendship began.

“Melissa and I have remained in touch almost every day since we met,” Lucy begins, “we text almost every day.” Lucy admits their friendly Wordle competition helps these daily check-ins, but it’s their many shared interests that keep them close. “We’re about the same age, and we love word games and word puzzles. And, you know, we love to read,” says Lucy. Sharing common interests in a friendship can deepen your conversations leading to more enjoyable times spent together. Lucy says shared interests, and the fact they both have friendly outgoing attitudes, keep them connected in spite of the 2,238 miles between them.

When describing their friendship, Lucy says she and Melissa laugh a lot. “We don’t take things too seriously.” And Lucy

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remarks that she learns a great deal from her friend during their talks. Whether it’s about world news or pop culture, her longdistance bestie has her covered. Put all of these friendship fun facts together, and it’s here that happiness levels rise and their friendship continues to evolve.

Lucy says the relationship has definitely deepened over time. So much so that when Melissa recently invited her to California for a visit, Lucy accepted. Their first in-person meeting was easy and familiar, and Lucy stayed with Melissa in her home for a few days. “I called her my social secretary. She arranged a luncheon with four or five other women that were in our meditation group,” Lucy says. Then they toured some of the sights of California’s central coast together. “We had known each other online for so long that it was nice to meet in person,” Lucy says.

Research suggests that making new friends as an adult can be tough, and Lucy adds that after a certain age, it’s hard because you kind of get settled. However, new friendships can be just as rewarding as long-standing ones when you open yourself up to the possibility — or Google search. “Melissa and I just connected. That's just all I can say about that.”


Pam Greenwell was serving as president of the Friends of the Library when she met Deja. Pam says, “Deja had wanted to get involved with The Friends so we had coffee, and as I began to see her work, I realized she should become the next president.” Deja was interested so the two decided to spend time together over the next year so Pam could show Deja the ropes. Deja did indeed become president while Pam stayed on the board of directors to be of support. And that’s how a trusted mentor/ mentee friendship began to thrive.

Mentors are there to provide guidance and support from their own experience to help you in your career and in life. Having a mentor can have a big impact on boosting your selfconfidence and providing a safe space to talk about anything and everything. This describes Pam and Deja’s relationship, who find time to go out at least once a month to have coffee, walk together through a park, or simply talk on the phone. The two discuss anything from career trajectories to organizations they both serve to all the life questions that pop up. Pam says one reason their relationship works is because she speaks her mind when giving advice. “I’m pretty direct, and that works fine for both of us.”

It’s true we often view mentoring as a “one-sided friendship,” but mentorship is a relationship where both people benefit. “I don’t think of myself as a mentor per se,” Pam says. This is because Pam enjoys Deja’s company and says their friendship is a two-way street. “I learn from her, too,” Pam says. One way this learning happens is due to the age difference between them. With 40 years dividing them, the two use this age difference for connection and a way to learn more about one another and the generations in which they were raised.

When it comes to happiness in a relationship, Pam is quick to say, “I enjoy people, and if I can be helpful, that makes me happy.” Pam’s willingness to support her friends and loved ones

moves her through the world with a “ready to help” attitude. These acts have been shown to create a sense of belonging and purpose, and create stronger friendships. This might be why Pam remarks, “I don’t call myself Deja’s mentor, I call her my friend.”


When Abigail met Gregory in 2001, they weren’t even living in the same city. “We met at a luau in Boston while I was living in New York City and Greg was living in Chicago,” Abigail begins, “we started talking at a mutual friend’s party and haven’t stopped since.”

Abigail and Gregory returned to their respective cities and began a long-distance courtship. They talked on the phone, emailed, and wrote letters, and Abigail says, “The first few months of us not being together was the greatest way to strengthen our relationship because we weren’t distracted by being together.” Taking time to truly get to know one another allowed Greg to confidently move to New York three months later. Then a year after that, the two were married, and now reside in Louisville.

When it comes to marital relationships, couples who delight in spending time with their partner report higher satisfaction in life and lower stress. This is especially true for Abigail and Greg Maupin. “You’d think because we spend all of our time together (we live together and work together), we’d have run out of stuff by now, but we have such common interests there’s always something we can do together,” Abigail explains. Movies, travel, books, and game nights are only a handful of activities this couple loves to do together. And all these hobbies and adventures keep them engaged, and as Abigail says, “It means we don’t get bored.”

Happiness for Abigail and Greg means connecting and continuing to stay close as a couple. “We take date nights and there’s a real mindfulness in doing that,” Abigail says. Having a date night with your spouse or partner gives you a chance to check in and deepen your bond. This is why Greg and Abigail are intentional about setting aside time to have conversations and make sure they’re taking time together.

Over the years, Greg and Abigail’s relationship has evolved steadily, with the occasional short burst propelling them forward — but always together.

Creating intentional time together and being aware of their connection supports their relationship “We do like doing things together,” Abigail says. This keeps them grounded and most importantly…happy.

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Kyle Kramer: What I Know Now W

ho better to discuss happiness with than Kyle Kramer of the Passionist Earth & Spirit Center in Louisville. Kyle has served as CEO since 2014 and hosts its podcast on NPR. The Center, he says, offers programs and courses on mindfulness meditation, social justice, and environmental issues. It also hosts an ongoing Happiness Discussion group on the 2nd Thursday of each month.


Happiness is usually connected to outer circumstances. On the other hand, joy doesn’t depend on life meeting external standards and circumstances…on everything going right. Joy comes with self-acceptance and freedom that rests in the knowledge that you don’t have to have it all together. That you are enough.


I love midlife. I have been married 20 plus years; there is a depth and maturity to my marriage. We have three teenage children. My health has held up well. I have some wisdom and perspective, good work to do, people I love, and ways to grow and contribute. I have been well mentored and given great opportunities and excited that I can give back.


‘How can I bring my best self to the world, my work, and the people I love?’ Not because I have answers, but because being asked would be the beginning of a beautiful conversation and how we could work it out together.


My sense of hearing. I’m not making or listening to as much music as I want to. I have a lot of silence in my life, but I also have a lot of auditory input. I’m thinking that more and more silence might be preferable.


Regular contemplative practice and exercise. I love the connection to my family and friends. I’m doing work that I believe in and that is focused and sustainable. It would be easy to be frazzled in my job and to overwork. I have to intentionally carve out times for focused work.


Time blocking. Setting aside a time for focused work that is driven by clear values and priorities. The modern workplace tends to be rife with distraction. I get a lot more done by fixing an amount of hours that I’m willing to devote and make sure those hours are spent giving the best I can. Time that is free of distraction, such as keeping Meeting Free Fridays.


The need to be perfect and above reproach. To have everyone think well of me all the time.


I would like to enhance my skill of listening well to others. Of listening to the natural world — the more-than-human world. Of listening to my own body and intuition.


We as individuals and collectively could do so much more to make the world better. We prefer to fight each other or distract ourselves even though living more kindly toward this world would be infinitely more satisfying. It is necessary and not that hard, if we are willing.


Not sticking my foot in my mouth, especially with my family.


In this role, my personal values coincide with my professional competence. I am thrilled to work for an organization that shares my values of contemplative practice, commitment to social change, and environmental care.

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Considering living in an active community of like-aged individuals? These living options allow you to stay active and independent without the regular maintenance of a house. Some communities offer gyms, artistic rooms, and food options. Others might be located in an area that allows for accessibility to the local community. Whether you are actively looking for your next home or making plans for the future, our Living Options directory lists local apartments, condos, independent living communities and other specific living situations available.

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Christian Care Communities — Middletown

11530 Herrick Ln Louisville, KY 40243

(502) 254-1799

Our active seniors live very independently in lovely garden home and spacious apartments. Take advantage of all a senior living community has to offer, including maintenance-free homes, wellness programs, spiritual care and security. Our serene setting is close to shopping and dining, yet offers a private park-like feel in a close-knit community with plenty of delicious food and fun, engaging activities. Assisted Living suites available.

Cost: Prices vary depending on floor plan

Min. Age: 62

Owner: Christian Care Communities, Inc. (since 1884)

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Looking for a new place to call home? This directory of low-maintenance housing options includes condos, garden apartments, retirement and independent living communities. Find more at All costs are per month.

The Altenheim

The Altenheim has apartment suites for independent living. Apartments have an efficiency kitchenette, full bath with shower and spacious living quarters with a separate bedroom. All apartments have emergency call cords to pull in case of emergency. Linen service, housekeeping, personal laundry service and meals are provided at no additional charge. Recreational, educational, social, and religious services are also available.

Cost: $1856

Owner: The Altenheim

936 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 584-7417 •

Christian Care Communities — Middletown

Our active seniors live very independently in lovely garden home and spacious apartments. Take advantage of all a senior living community has to offer, including maintenance-free homes, wellness programs, spiritual care and security. Our serene setting is close to shopping and dining, yet offers a private park-like feel in a close-knit community with plenty of delicious food and fun, engaging activities. Assisted Living suites available.

Cost: Prices vary depending on floor plan • Min. Age: 62

Owner: Christian Care Communities, Inc. (since 1884)

11530 Herrick Ln, Louisville, KY 40243 (502) 254-1799 •

Everlan of Louisville

Everlan of Louisville combines the perfect balance of modern luxury with southern charm. Strategically designed with abundant recreation space and an impressive array of amenities, you can enjoy an afternoon at the spa, take in a movie in the theater room, or relax in the courtyard while catching up with family and friends – all from the comforts of your new home. Our Boutique Senior Living community was designed to meet your individual needs while providing the freedom and flexibility you desire.

Cost: $3100-$5850

Owner: Everlan by Dominion

5900 Hunting Rd, Louisville, KY 40222

(502) 812-1558 •

Brownsboro Park Retirement Community

Family owned & operated since 1986, several spacious floor plans, located on 14 beautiful acres with a park, walking trail and fishing pond. Warm, friendly residents, spacious apartments with great closets, activities to keep your mind entertained and your body in shape, housekeeping, extensive shuttle program that runs 7 days a week and excellent chef-prepared meals. All-inclusive pricing (includes all utilities, phone, cable, internet & personal alert pendant).

Cost: $2300-$3600 • Min. Age: 62

Owner: Bunker Hill Assoc. III, LLC

2960 Goose Creek, Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 429-7700 •

Dudley Square Patio Homes at Episcopal Church Home

Enjoy friends next door, nicely landscaped grounds, and medical assistance with a reputation for quality care right on campus, should you need it. Take part in a book club, Bible study, bridge, social hour, exercise group, or dinner and a movie at the neighborhood clubhouse. Or stroll through the neighborhood on our 22-acre campus. Also, see our newest patio homes with open floor plans that are available this Spring!

Min. Age: 65

Owner: Episcopal Retirement Services

7504 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 736-7800 •

Forest Springs Health Campus

Steps away from our full-continuum of care, villa patio homes offer housekeeping; lawn maintenance; fitness center and clubhouse; medical alert pendant, a full calendar of activities and excursions; Villa Lifestyle Director; pet-friendly.

Cost: $3147+ • Min. Age: 55

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

4120 Wooded Acre Ln, Louisville, KY 40245 (502) 694-7092 •

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The Forum at Brookside

Everything you love and need — a beautiful forty acre gated senior living community! People walk into our community feeling a sense of warmth and welcome. A place that feels like home. The Forum at Brookside is about hospitality, and a carefree lifestyle. Amenities include chef prepared meals, room service, housekeeping, social activities,indoor heated pool, pet friendly, transportation, security, an experienced management staff,and support with medical care as needed.

Cost: $2550-$4930 • Min. age: 55

Five Star Senior Living, Inc.

200 Brookside Dr, Louisville, KY 40243 (502) 245-3048 •

The Grand Senior Living

Resort style living, luxurious apartments, spacious closets, extra storage available, garage & golf cart garage rental, utilities & appliances included, patios/balconies, weekly housekeeping, 24-hour concierge, pet spa, salon & barber shop, fitness center, indoor heated pool, sun deck, putting green, club house, recreational activities, theater, cocktail lounge, terrace, shuttle service, continental breakfast, chef prepared gourmet meals, easy access to dining, shopping, entertainment, & health care, Signature Passion Program.

Cost: Starting at $4010+ • Min. Age: 55

Owner: Management, Civitas Senior Living 9300 Civic Way, Prospect, KY 40059 (502) 289-8370 •

Harmony at Tucker Station

Harmony at Tucker Station is designed so residents can live the lives they choose in a beautiful, enriching, and supportive environment. Our stylish community provides the ideal springboard to all the pleasures of our picturesque city, with spacious, maintenance-free apartment homes, restaurant-style dining, and plentiful resources for staying fit and feeling good. This is the place to live your best life.

Cost: $3350+

Owner: Harmony Senior Services

12523 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 694-4673 •

Sacred Heart Village Apartments

Secured 540 sq. ft. 1 BR efficiency units located in both the Clifton & Cane Run Road areas. Dining room, meeting rooms, library and sitting areas and on-site laundry, appliances, walk-in shower, individually controlled heat and A/C, pets accepted with restrictions. Handicapped accessible units if available. Water & electric included. Income limitations apply. Call for details.

Cost: income based • Min. Age: 62

Owner: Mercy Housing

2110 Payne St, Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 895-6409 •

Treyton Oak Towers

Retirement is a time to enjoy life to the fullest. For many people, that means setting aside all the duties and responsibilities that come with maintaining a home, and spending time simply enjoying all life has to offer. Choose from 14 different one-, two-or three-bedroom plans, all available with wall-to-wall flooring options, window treatments and completely equipped kitchens. Our comfortable apartments allow residents to find the perfect balance between vibrant community life and a high degree of privacy.

Cost: $3820-$7600 • Min. Age: 62

Owner: Third & Oak Corporation

211 West Oak St, Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 589-3211 •

The Village at Wesley Manor

Nestled on 35 acres, The Village at Wesley Manor blends traditional living with the harmony of nature and 21st century conveniences. Our community provides two and a half miles of walking trails weaving through mature trees, lawns and natural meadows. Tucked into this picturesque setting, The Village at Wesley Manor offers three floor plans to satisfy your retirement needs and dreams—all with a new, relaxed, carefree independent living lifestyle.

Cost: $600 • Min. Age: 65

Owner: Methodist Retirement Home, Inc.

5012 E Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40219 (502) 964-7498 •

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Believe it or not, Robin Collier’s introduction to the world of planning accessible travel might have begun with her elderly father’s wish to take a hot-air balloon ride. Robin’s dad was a new resident in one of Louisville’s Trilogy Health Services homes. Every new resident is asked to name something they’ve always longed to do; the Trilogy Live a Dream Foundation strives to satisfy those wishes. For Robin’s dad, they were able to bring a tethered hot-air balloon to the front yard. It was the ride of his lifetime! Robin’s horizons were broadened as well. Having worked as a travel agent since 2002, she understood the multilayered value a meaningful trip can bring, but it wasn’t until she got to know more about resident life in her father’s new home that she truly realized that fun and carefree travel doesn’t have to end as we age.

In getting to know one another, Trilogy staff learned Robin was a travel agent. In 2021, Trilogy Travel Club Director Rhonda SandersSimmonds reached out to Robin, who now owns her own travel business, RC Navigation Travel. The request was to plan a trip that would fulfill 99-year-old Irma’s wish to travel to the Biltmore Estate and Chimney Rock State Park in North Carolina. “Irma flew out with two caregivers who treated her like a queen, and she spent her 100th birthday on this trip. Now, she is planning an Alaskan adventure which will satisfy her life goal of visiting every state,” Robin says.

These Live A Dream excursions are a big hit: a group traveled to Las Vegas’ Treasure Island Hotel & Casino this past April; an Alaskan cruise is planned for July; and a bus trip to Graceland is on the books for September.

In addition to air travel, bus tours, and cruises, RV trips are extremely popular for travelers requiring special accommodations, with ADA-compliant spaces in national parks and campsites across the country. Individuals can bring their own or rent a camper from sites like RV Share, Cruise America, or Outdoorsy. While it’s true that internet searches and helpful websites make planning a trip easier than it’s ever been before, utilizing a travel agent has very specific advantages. Agents have greater access to resources and information, can get more specific answers to critical questions related to accessibility, and can guarantee support before, during, and after the trip.

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Indeed, Robin represents a growing industry specifically dedicated to satisfying special accommodation travel needs. Planning is key to any successful trip, but for those needing assistance, it’s even more important. “I ask a lot of questions to make sure my clients get exactly what they need. Just because a hotel says it’s ADA-compliant, it doesn’t mean every person will be able to use that hotel in the same way. I try to assure my clients that I’m not asking questions to be nosy or to embarrass them, but instead to make the trip seamless and avoid any potential difficulty that could happen if their needs are not met satisfactorily,” Robin says. Key to successful accessible travel is knowing as much as possible about the individual client. “I want to hear not just where they want to go, but what they want to do there and how they want to do it. When considering a specific excursion, do they want to travel by and stay on the bus? Or can they get off and explore the area? The more detail, the better,” Robin says.

What if, despite careful planning, something isn’t right upon arrival? “This is one of many great advantages to working with a travel agent,” Robin says. “My clients have my number and can reach out to me at any point so that I can help them have the best trip possible.”

Traveling with family and friends need not end as we age. In fact, the world has become even more accessible to those with specific needs, allowing everyone to have a magical and memorable trip.


1. Can you walk? If so, how far?

2. If you use a scooter, are you able to come off of it and take a few steps or would you need further assistance?

3. If you use a wheelchair, will you provide all measurements for that chair, so we can be sure you’re able to get through doors, be able to reach countertops, etc?

4. How far can you reach — in all directions — when seated? (For example, could you reach sink faucets, shampoo containers hanging on shower walls, etc.)

5. Do you travel with a caregiver? If not, are there instances where you would need someone’s assistance — with eating or in the restroom, for example?

6. If you are neurodivergent (a person experiencing traumatic brain injury, PTSD, or on the autism spectrum, for example), are there sounds or settings that you would need to avoid?

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Irma enjoyed her 100th birthday in style, soaking up all the Biltmore Estate had to offer.

Don’t Gamble With Your Financial Future

As we get older, it is natural for our thoughts to turn towards the future and if we are financially ready for what may lie ahead. If you are looking to get your finances in order but not sure what to do, we asked two experts what financial advice they recommend for people over the age of 50.

The number one decision to make after turning 50 (or even 18) is to put together a proper estate plan. Many people, especially older adults, dismiss the importance of planning because they don’t understand what “estate” means or they believe it applies only to people with significant wealth. An “estate” includes anything a person owns — homes, bank accounts, automobiles, and additional assets.

Future care is something that many fail to contemplate, which can result in not being able to find preferred care or running out of money to pay for care. Long-term care costs can rapidly deplete savings without proper planning. I personally learned this the hard way watching my beloved father lose his retirement savings rapidly after a sudden accident in his home required that he received ongoing care. That experience prompted my transitioning from litigator to estate planning and elder law attorney to help guide others through options for maximizing financial protections and preserving health care decisions as they age. Please do not wait until an adverse medical event forces your family to act on your behalf financially or medically.

Secondly, do not plan without an attorney! I have worked with many clients who thought they could put together a plan on their own, but the truth is, people do not know what they do not know. Even as a seasoned litigator, I had no idea how to help my dad after he fell. Anyone preparing financially for older age should seek legal assistance well before there is a need for care to learn the options, plan for what type of care is desired, and develop a financial strategy to pay for it. People often do things with the best intentions without realizing legal or tax consequences that could cause more harm. We focus on educating clients so they can make decisions and revisit those choices as they age. By investing in proper planning now, people avoid the need to pay significantly more later.

I know it is not easy to discuss the end of life, but I also know the power of planning. Once you have the hard discussions and put proper legal documents into place, you move forward with a sense of relief — and give the best gift you can possibly give to the people you love the most.

It can be difficult when a person is no longer able to take care of themselves. How do you plan for this? Although longterm care insurance has been in the marketplace for over 40 years, the early 2000s found a surge in product availability and a population of Gen Xers and baby boomers who added this as a cornerstone of their financial/retirement plan.

According to a variety of sources, a person over the age of 65 has a 70% chance of requiring substantive care as they age. However, purchasing coverage when it’s needed isn’t an option. At this point, personal financial resources become the avenue in which a person pays for their care when they can no longer care for themselves.

Today, very few products are offered that provide care of this type. Many life insurance companies offer long-term care as an additional coverage to life insurance contracts. The policy will pay a death benefit or the cost of care.

The potential need for care and purchasing it at a younger age is the best way to protect a person financially. The lower cost of premium, spread out over 30 years, remains less in cost than waiting until a person is 60 and paying premiums over 20 years. And, if a client waits, the risk of developing a condition that would make them uninsurable is a risk factor too. Purchasing longterm care while a person is still young and healthy is every bit as important as the continued contributions to their 401(k) or other financial planning they may be doing.

Extended liability coverage is the second most important asset protection a person should have. In the form of a Personal Liability Umbrella Policy, this coverage adds an additional layer of financial protection that extends to your vehicles, home, and any other personal liability (slander for instance) that could happen. The insurance company protects an individual from a lawsuit that exceeds the liability limits of their auto or homeowners policy.


Strive For Contentment In Your Life

One day in kindergarten my teacher Mrs. Prusch asked each student what they wanted to be when they grew up. She made it through half of the class with answers of a ballerina, a police officer, a Mommy like my Mommy, a doctor, a teacher, and my favorite - a clown. Since I was in the S’s (last name Stobbe), she would be asking me that question the next day.

I remember going home and crying to my Mom that I don’t know what I want to be, and in between sobs, how can I know what I what to be? I’m only 4.

My Mom said to me, “It doesn’t matter what you end up doing to make money when you grow up. What matters is that you are happy and a good person.”

Oh. I like that. “So, I don’t have to come up with a job when she asks me?”

“No sweetheart. You say whatever you want. There is no right or wrong. It’s whatever you want to be.”

That thought has stuck with me my whole life.

Happiness is not what I do to make money.

It is up to me.

Being happy is my choice.

What does it mean to be happy?

The answer seems to be quite individual. What makes me happy, may not make you happy at all. Different things have made me happy at different moments.

In my teens, I had happiness for days just because a boy I liked talked to me. In my 20s, I might have received a good score on a paper and a congratulatory note from a professor. In my 30s it was those first steps, first laughs, and first everything from our daughter that made me burst with happiness. In my 40s it was about accomplishing new work goals and meeting people who were like-minded and that I had synergy with.

Now in my late 50s, I am not sure that happiness is what I strive for every day.

Happiness is more about those bursts of bliss, delight, and excitement that happen throughout our day. You find a twenty in your winter coat pocket, eating a slice of your favorite pizza, or you toss your crumpled paper into the trash can — 3 pointer! But happiness can fluctuate in spurts and stops. It can be a reaction to external elements, and when that moment is over, you may not feel that happiness anymore.

As I age, I believe I’m no longer looking for moments of happiness, bliss, or exultation in life; I feel I am looking for sustainable joy, meaning, and purpose. I’m looking for real contentment.


• B eing present. Focus on the here and now. Let the past go and forgive yourself for any mistakes you made. Plan for the future but try not to obsess. Take a breath, or two, and settle into who you are in this moment.

• Listening deeply. Listening to another person can give you both the experience of personhood: a sense of being heard, being an individual, having self-worth, and it creates a connection.

• Practice self-love. We judge ourselves so much harder than we do others. We don’t look like this. We don’t have that. We dislike what we do, say, and who we are. Instead of this, why not try a little praise for yourself? Sticky notes with a positive word or quote can get your morning off on the right foot. Know deep down that you are doing your best and your best is pretty darn good!

• Appreciate kindness. Say thank you to those who show kindness. Be aware of the little things, whether it’s the driver who let you into their lane or the kind 8-year-old who held open the door for you at the store. Recognize when kindness happens to you and send it back into the world.

So it’s up to you. Experience the joy, delight, bliss of happiness but strive for that long-lasting, overall, well-being of contentment. And by the way, I still don’t know what I wanna be when I grow up.


Tools For Tackling Summer

Now that summer is upon us, it’s time to spend more time outdoors, soaking up the sunshine. While a beautiful, well-manicured yard can be a great place to spend a lazy afternoon, it can also be a lot of work. Luckily, there are lots of gadgets on the market that can help make yard work a breeze. Here are a few to consider.


If you want to take the hassle out of lawn care altogether, then a robotic lawn mower may be the right choice for you. Robotic lawn mowers are self-propelled and use GPS technology to navigate your lawn and keep it well-manicured. While it is a bit pricier than other lawn mower options, it makes yard work simpler, and can free you up to spend more time doing the things you love.


Save time by tackling leaves with an electric leaf blower. These gadgets blow leaves and other debris off your lawn, making cleanup a breeze. And, unlike leaf blowers of the past, electric models don’t emit harmful fumes into the air, making them safer for both the planet and their operator. The Toro Ultra 260 mph Electric Blower Vac is an excellent option for those who want a powerful, yet affordable leaf blower, and even doubles as a lawn vacuum to help you remove debris.


Watering your lawn and garden can be a tedious and time-consuming task. But, with an inexpensive garden hose timer, you can automate the process and save time and energy. These devices attach to your garden hose and allow you to set a watering schedule so your plants receive the right amount of water at the right time. The Orbit Mechanical Watering Hose Timer is affordable, and easy to install and use, making it an ideal upgrade to your lawn care routine.


If your hedges have grown to unruly heights in the offseason, a cordless hedge trimmer can make the trimming process much easier. Because these devices are lightweight and easy to maneuver, they can cut your yard work time in half. The convenience of batterypowered options means that you are not tethered by an extension cord, letting you easily tackle those hard-to-reach places in your yard. The Black+Decker 20V MAX Cordless Hedge Trimmer is an excellent option for those who want a powerful and easy-to-use hedge trimmer.


Mowing the lawn can be a daunting task on a hot summer day. However, an electric lawn mower can make the job significantly easier. Electric lawn mowers are lightweight, easy to maneuver, and much quieter than their gas-powered counterparts. The Greenworks 16-Inch 40 Volt Cordless Electric Lawn Mower is a great option for those who want an affordable, highperformance electric mower. One fully charged battery boasts 45 minutes of run time, which is plenty for a smaller yard. If you find that you need a second battery, one can easily be purchased on Amazon for $53.

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Hospice, Home Health, or Palliative Care: What’s right for you?

Finding the right type of care for an aging loved one can be confusing, especially when it comes to hospice, home health, and palliative care. While there are differences among them, there is also some overlap as a patient may journey from one type of care to another. Understanding the options and which best meets your needs is the first step.


Hospice delivers end-of-life care for those who are no longer seeking medical cures for their ailment. It provides care and comfort for the terminally ill, including physical, emotional, and spiritual support for the patient and family. To qualify for hospice care, patients must be terminally ill with a life expectancy of six months or less. The focus is on comfort rather than cure.

Home health care is provided in the home by a variety of skilled health care professionals that may include nurses, physical therapists, nursing aides, dietitians, and social workers. The objective of home health is to support the patient as they recover from an illness or injury and regain their independence. If a patient suffers a chronic condition, they may receive more long-term home health care. The goal is to help patients become as selfsufficient as they can be.

Palliative care is the most misunderstood, falling somewhere in the middle, offering care in the home for those individuals undergoing curative medical treatments and who need additional support. While it is a form of home health care, palliative care focuses primarily on patients with chronic, qualityof-life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, heart failure, kidney disease, diabetes, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and others. Palliative care seeks to treat and proactively prevent the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment.


In addition to caring for daily pain and symptom management, palliative care professionals work with patients and their families to better understand their illness, medical treatments, and the options open to them. They provide support to caregivers and families, recognizing that chronic illness affects everyone, not just the patient. They can also help families and their loved ones transition to hospice care.

Those suffering from serious, long-term conditions often experience emotional and social issues in addition to their physical pain. Palliative care teams are trained to work with patients and caregivers, providing support in a wide variety of areas: depression and anxiety, supporting the needs of caregivers, financial counseling, and managing health care costs and legal planning.

Palliative care experts can also help build a social support network for both the patient and caregiver, connecting them with resources, support groups, and building a network of family and friends who can help share the responsibility.

Local Palliative Care Options:

There are several palliative care providers in Louisville, including UofL Health Palliative Care,, Pallitus Health Partners,, and Norton Health Care Palliative Care Program, You can also visit the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to find providers in your area.

Hospice, home health, and palliative care are covered by Medicare and most health insurance companies, but you’ll want to check with your insurance company to confirm.

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When you need help caring for someone you love, trust is important — you are trusting the caregiver with someone you hold dear. Whether it be skilled nursing care or companionship, care by people who have been vetted and trained, and are backed by a reliable company allows for peace of mind.

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ElderCare 4 Families

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10503 Timberwood Cir, Ste 101, Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 244-8446

Our services include personal care, companion care, homemaking services, 24-hour care, respite care, Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory care, transportation, and much more. ElderCare 4 Families provides compassionate, dependable, and professional elderly care designed to preserve independence and improve the quality of life for our clients.

Services: transportation, house cleaning, bathing & dressing assistance, eating help, laundry, meal prep, errands, 24-hr care

Price per hour: Based on Level of Care. Services start at $25/hr.

Type: Non-medical | Owner: Nova Leap Health

BrightStar Care

406 Blankenbaker Pkwy, Ste G Louisville, KY 40243

(502) 893-4700


at Home

2210 Goldsmith Ln, Ste 209

Louisville, KY 40218

(502) 458-2273

Caring Excellence Personalized Home Care Services

1169 Eastern Pky, Ste 1134, Louisville, KY 40217

(502) 208-9424

Joint Commission Accredited. High quality skilled & non-skilled in home care for people of all ages. All care is overseen by a Registered Nurse and is available 1-24 hrs/ day with Guaranteed Caregiver Compatibility. Compassionate care, excellent service. Services: personal care, homemaker, transportation, errands, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, Parkinson’s, ALS, respite, med reminders, meal prep, end of life care, RN/geriatric case management, skilled nursing.

Price per hour: $27-$32 | Min. time required: 1 hr

Type: Non-medical, skilled nursing | Owner: Christian & Leslie McCutcheon

Compassionate, customized, coordinated care; State Certified Personal Service Agency, Help at home for independence, post-rehab recovery, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care, Parkinson’s, respite, sitter service any location; 1-to-1 for med appointments, companion Services: personal care, homemaker, transportation, errands

Price per hour: $28-$32 | Min. time required: 3 hrs

Type: Non-medical | Owner: Laura Curry and Michael Coffey

Locally owned, Consistent Caregivers, Caregiver Matching and RN Case Management. Senior Care, Parkinson’s Care, Alzheimer’s Care and After-Hospital Care in your home. All care directed by Registered Nurse and Master Level Social Worker.

Services: All personal care, all mobility needs, meal preparation, homemaking, medication reminders, exercise assistance, errands, transportation, respite care.

Price per hour: $23-$24 | Min. time required: Flexible up to 24/7

Type: Non-medical | Owner: Kayla Cook, RN, Elisabeth Knight, MSSW

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“For over 40 years we have taken pride in helping seniors preserve their independence and add to their quality of life, no matter where they call home.”
— Susie Heim and Cindy Bush

Helping Hands Companion Care Services

2301 Hurstbourne Village Dr


Louisville, KY 40299

(502) 426-9783

Home Instead Senior Care

4101 Taylorsville Rd, Ste 200, Louisville, KY 40220

(502) 515-9515

Homewatch CareGivers

2001 Stanley Gault Pkwy, Ste C Louisvillle, KY 40223 (502) 244-1212

Hosparus Health

6200 Dutchmans Lane

Louisville, KY 40205

(502) 456-6200

Kentuckiana Home Care

126 S. Sherrin Ave Louisville 40207

(502) 897-6547

Malone Home Care

2932 Breckenridge Ln, Ste 1 Louisville, KY 40222

(502) 637-5474

Senior HelpersLouisville/Southern Indiana

4043 Taylorsville Rd

Louisville, KY 40220

(502) 690-2648

Personalized loving care available in home, assisted living, nursing home or hospital; scheduling up to 24 hours 7 days a week; trained and experience caregivers; free assessments; serving Kentucky and Southern Indiana since 1996.

Services: personal care, home making, transportation, errands, respite, med reminders

Price per hour: $24+ | Min. time required: Flexible

Type: Non-medical | Owner: Terry Graham, RN; Dawn Smithwick, BSW

We have proudly provided Home Care Services to the Louisville Community for over 22 years. We are committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality care to seniors. To us, it’s personal! Call today for a complimentary consultation.

Services: Available 24/7; our CarePros provide personal care, post-rehab support, companionship, transportation, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, and end of life support. EVERY client will be assigned a Case Manager directed by Nursing Leadership.

Price for Service: Based on Level-of-Care. Services start at $29/hr.

Type: Non-medical Home Care Services | Owner: CEO, Steve Hendricks

Fully trained and experienced CNA’s/Caregivers, on-staff Certified Dementia Practitioners, complimentary evaluations, customized care plan, company with 30 years of home care experience, Alzheimer’s/Dementia expertise, Five Star reviews Services: personal care, homemaker, transportation, errands

Price per hour: $27-$32 | Min. time required: 4 consecutive hours

Type: non-medical | Owner: Steve and Trish Kochersperger

For over 45 years Hosparus Health has been helping patients and families dealing with a serious illness to live life to the fullest. Our patient-centered care means a better quality of life.

Services: hospice and palliative services, pain and symptom mgmt, social workers, spiritual care, CNA’s, grief counseling services, and volunteer program

Price: Medicare accepted rate | Min. time required: N/A

Type: Medical | Owner: Hosparus Inc.

Customized Care by reliable and experienced caregivers. Total scheduling flexibility and a tailored care plan, including integral client communication. Free assessment! Services: Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Light Housekeeping, Companionship, Meal Prep, Laundry, Errands & Transportation, Alzheimer’s care, Fall Prevention, Med Reminders, Respite Care for Families, Transitional & Rehab Care, Overnight Care, End-ofLife and Specialized Care

Price per hour: $23-$30 | Min. time required: Flexible

Type: Non-medical | Owner: Andy Block, locally owned & operated

Flexible Scheduling, No Contracts, 24 Hour Coverage, complimentary in-home assessment and Care Plan provided by a Registered Nurse. We help clients maintain independence in the comfort of their own home.

Services: Licensed Private Duty Nursing Agency providing skilled nursing services (RN/LPN) and Personal Care Assistants (PCA) to help with activities like meal preparation, bathing and grooming, housekeeping, and medications.

Price per hour: RN/LPN $47+, PCA $22+

Type: Medical and Non-medical | Owner: Locally owned and operated

Locally Owned, licensed and insured with excellent service and compassionate caregivers trained how to keep SENIORS SAFE AT HOME! Call today for a FREE Life Profile consultation — the first step in reducing risks and hospital admissions!

Services: Flexible schedules helping with personal care, companionship, transportation, errands, med reminders, meal prep, housekeeping, Dementia care, end of life support. Accepting private pay, LTC ins., VA, ABI and HCB Medicaid Waivers.

Price per hour: $25-$30 | Min. time required: Flexible

Type: Non-medical Home Care Services | Owner: Nancy Galloway

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Today’s Transitions seeks to help you find the right care you need for a loved one whenever you need it. The Care Communities Directory contains both short- and long-term carerelated resources. More details can be found at

For Home Caregiving Directory, see page 72. For retirement Living Options Directory, see page 57.

Find Help By Location

Search the Location Chart (on the right page) for specific types of care by location. The Map (right) coordinates with the Zone column. More details for all care communities listed in the chart can be found in the full directory listing starting on page 68.

If you are interested in a listing, call 502.327.8855 or email

*Published rates are given by company.

Payment Options: These definitions can help you navigate the payment options in each directory:

Private – consumer pays out-of-pocket.

Private Ins. – could include Medicare supplements or HMOs/health insurance.

LTCi – long-term care insurance; helps cover the cost of services for people who have an extended physical illness, extended disability, or cognitive impairment.

VA – Veterans Administration; provides financial assistance to retired veterans needing medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care.


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TYPES OF CARE COMMUNITIES: Adult Day Care programs provide care and companionship to those who need supervision or assistance. Aging-In-Place Communities offer several levels of care on one campus. Assisted Living is residential living for those who need help with daily activities and health services. Hospice provides pain relief for those with a terminal illness and a life expectancy of six months or less. Memory Care residential living is for those with dementia at different care levels. Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. Personal Care residential living offers mobile residents minimal assistance for daily activities. Rehabilitation Services is physical treatment in an inpatient or outpatient clinic. Skilled Nursing Care is 24-hour nursing services for residents in a care community Respite Care provides short-term care in order to provide relief for primary caregivers. our care community directory online by scanning the QR code.
Today's Transitions / Summer 2023 75 Facility Name Zip Code Zone AdultDayCareAging-in-PlaceAssistedLiving PalliativeCarePersonalCareRespiteCareRehabilitation Services SkilledNursing MemoryCareHospiceCare UofL Health – Frazier Rehab Institute 40202 A X X Christian Care Communities –Christian Health Center, Friendship House and Chapel House 40203 A X Treyton Oak Towers 40203 A X X X X X X X The Altenheim 40204 A X X X X X X Nazareth Home — Highlands Campus 40205 A X X X X X Twinbrook Assisted Living 40205 A X X X Nazareth Home — Clifton Campus 40206 A X X X Creekside on Bardstown 40218 A X X Belmont Village St. Matthews 40207 B X X X Vitality Living St. Matthews 40207 B X Westport Place Health Campus 40207 B X X X X X Dominion Senior Living 40222 B X X X X X X Episcopal Church Home 40222 B X X X X X X X Magnolia Springs Louisville Senior Living 40222 B X X X Trilogy Health Services 40222 B X X X X X X X X X Anthology of Louisville 40223 B X X Creekside on Whipps Mill 40223 B X X The Pinnacle of Louisville 40223 B X X The Forum at Brookside 40243 B X X Forest Springs Health Campus 40245 B X X X X X X The Legacy at English Station 40245 B X Franciscan Health Care Center 40219 C X X X X X X Wesley Manor Retirement Community — 40219 C X X X X X X X X The Aldersgate, Health Care Center, Hoskinson House The Springs at Stony Brook 40220 C X X X X Bar ton House 40241 C X X The Willows at Springhurst 40241 C X X X X X X Vitality Living Springdale 40241 C X X Glen Ridge Health Campus 40299 C X X X X X X Harmony at Tucker Station 40299 C X X X X Hear tsong East Adult Day Health Care 40299 C X Vitality Living Stony Brook 40299 C X X Hear tsong Memory Care and Adult Day Health Care 40272 D X X X Park Terrace Health Campus 40272 D X X X X X BeeHive Homes of Goshen/Prospect 40026 G X The Springs at Oldham Reserve 40031 G X X X X X X Sanders Ridge Health Campus 40047 G X X X X X The Grand Senior Living 40059 G X X Shelby Farms Senior Living 40065 H X X Cooper Trail Senior Living 40004 I X X X X

Rehabilitation Services

Barton House 6830 Overlook Dr, Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 423-7177 •

Price Per Month: $7100 all-inclusive

Designed for Alzheimer’s & memory impairments. Dignified & individualized care, from meals to the activities they participate in, and how their room is decorated. Pets to love & care for, frequent meals promoting socialization, tree-filled backyard with a patio and walking path. Staff trained in dementia. Medical care by our nurses, therapists, psychiatrist & doctor.

The Altenheim

936 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 584-7417

Price Per Day: $100-$315

Number of Beds: 32 (N/R, MC), 30 (PC)

Enjoy our beautiful Highlands park-like setting with updated furnishings no matter your living arrangements – independent, assisted, personal care, memory care, nursing/rehab or short-term stay. Our selective menus with salad/cold bar offer a ton of variety. Staffing levels are above expectations and truthfully make us what we are today! Our Aging-in-Place community offers an above average staff-to-resident ratio, allowing time for visits with residents as well as necessary care. Hosparus care supports our staff when requested. We have a secure Memory Care unit, specializing in activity programs for residents offered by trained staff and volunteers. Our Personal Care option provides the independence of living at home.

Owner: The Altenheim

Payment: Private, LTCi

Features and Services: Laundry, 24-Hour Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Tours/Trips, Medication Given, Pets Allowed, Chef on Staff

Owner: Goodworks

Payment: Private, LTCi

Features and Services: Showers, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, 24-Hr Care, Physical/ Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Chef on Staff

BeeHive Homes of Goshen/Prospect

12336 US Hwy 42, Goshen, KY 40026 (502) 292-3200 •

Price Per Month: $4200

Your loved one will be safe 24/7 with our trained, caring staff.

Owner: Eric and Catherine Sherrard

Payment: Private, LTCi, VA

Belmont Village St. Matthews

4600 Bowling Blvd, Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 721-7500

Price Per Day: $140-$340

Anthology of Louisville

1105 Dorsey Ln, Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 653-8111

Price Per Month: $3750+

Number of Beds: 98

Anthology of Louisville is situated in a quiet, picturesque suburb rich in history, brimming with southern hospitality and sophisticated country charm. The Personal Care apartments provide the stability and safety needed for the independence our residents desire. We also feature a Memory Care neighborhood specially designed for those transitioning through Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Anthology of Louisville was designed with purpose to embody the impeccable southern style of Louisville with all the comforts of home. The spaces and furnishings have been artfully created as a nod to Louisville’s rich heritage and easy elegance. Stop in for a tour experience that will exceed your Senior Living expectations.

Owner: Anthology Senior Living

Payment: Private, Private Ins., LTCi, VA

Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

The Community Built for Life – Belmont Village St. Matthews offers a variety of senior living options. Our residents enjoy an environment that allows as much independence or assistance that they may need. Our Community is designed inside and out to complement the style of the area and create a comfortable, familiar space for our residents. Private apartments are available in a variety of floor plans, and as a licensed Personal Care Community, our residents don’t have to move if care needs change and couples with differing care needs can stay together. We have been recognized for our award winning memory care programming, including our Circle of Friends® program designed to address mild to moderate cognitive impairment and varying stages of dementia. Founded in research and developed by experts, our memory care activities are therapeutic and engaging, with attainable goals that allow our residents to stay involved, maintain function and have happy fulfilling days.

Owner: Belmont Village, L.P.

Payment: Private, LTCi, Private Ins.

Features and Services: Chef prepared meals, Transportation, Housekeeping, Laundry, on-site Therapy services, Entertainment and Happy hour, Medication management, Bathing, dressing, toileting assistance, Activities and outings, Pet friendly.

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Christian Care Communities – Christian Health Center, Friendship House and Chapel House

920 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 583-6533 •

Price Per Day: Varies by Level of Care

We offer affordable and recently renovated apartments in Old Louisville. Easy access to nursing and support services at Health Center next door.

Owner: Christian Care Communities, Inc.

Payment: Private, Medicare, Medicaid

Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Cooper Trail Senior Living

325 Lincoln Way, Bardstown KY 40004 (502) 572-4329 •

Price Per Month: $3187-$5121

Compassionate staff, activities, respite & outpatient services on-site.

Operated by: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Payment: Private, LTCi

Creekside on Bardstown

3535 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40218

(502) 919-7715

Price Per Month: $3500-$5500

At Creekside on Bardstown, we are committed to providing the best care and community at affordable, all-inclusive prices. We tailor each individual’s care to their unique abilities and strengths, which as proven to be extremely beneficial for dementia-related illnesses.

Family/home like atmosphere that is all inclusive. We provide scheduled transportation to and from doctor appointments, telephone, cable, wifi, compassionate caregivers to assist with toileting, and more. We also provide 3 home-made meals per day with 3 snacks.

Owner: Elmington Senior Living

Payment: Private, VA, LTCi

Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Creekside on Whipps Mill

9701 Whipps Mill Rd, Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 919-8470

Price Per Month: $3450-$4500

At Creekside on Whipps Mill, we are committed to the all-inclusive experience at an affordable cost. We take time to provide individual assistance, outstanding therapy, and a family environment unlike any other.

Family/home like atmosphere that is all inclusive. We provide scheduled transportation to and from doctor appointments, telephone, cable, wifi, compassionate caregivers to assist with toileting, and more. We also provide 3 home-made meals per day with 3 snacks.

Owner: Elmington Senior Living

Payment: Private, VA, LTCi

Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/ Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Pets Allowed, Chef on Staff

Dominion Senior Living of Louisville

6000 Hunting Rd , Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 812-1556

Price Per Month: $4600-$5850

We believe our Dominion Lifestyles should enrich the minds, bodies, and souls of our residents. Our person-focused approach allows each resident to choose how they spend their day enjoying our fun activities. Our personal care and memory care lifestyles come with top-notch amenities for residents. From private apartments to home-style meals, assistance with daily living, and housekeeping. It’s covered in our allinclusive pricing.

Personal care is perfect for seniors who enjoy independence but need help with the activities of daily living and medication management. Our team provides person-centered care that meets the individual needs of each resident. Team members are available 24-hours a day to support residents with activities like dressing, bathing, medication reminders, and coordination of transportation and health services.

Owner: Dominion Senior Living, LLC

Payment: Private, VA, LTCi

Features and Services: Transportation, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Laundry, Meal Prep, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Management, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Chef on Staff

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Episcopal Church Home

7504 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 736-7800

Price Per Day: Varies by Level of Care

We provide the options while you make the choices. We offer high-quality support, services, and amenities as you age and your personal care needs change. Experience our spacious patio homes in a neighborhood where your neighbors are your friends. Enjoy our intimate and luxurious dining and life-enrichment spaces, or relax on the outdoor patio and seating areas that overlook our new garden. Our Personal Care neighborhoods including memory care support provides a place where you can enjoy the highest quality of life possible in a safe, fun, and enriching environment no matter what level of assistance you may need. We have options for those who may only need intermittent support, or offer additional services for those needing more help with their daily routines or health needs. We have on-site nursing care with a high staff-to-resident ratio that can provide peace of mind for you and your family.

Owner: Episcopal Retirement Services

Payment: Private, Medicaid, Medicare, VA, LTCi, Hospice, Private Ins.

Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Meal Prep, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Management, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Chef on Staff

Forest Springs Health Campus

4120 Wooded Acre Ln, Louisville, KY 40245 (502) 694-7092 •

Price Per Month: $3100-$4750

Full continuum of care, short-term care, therapy services on-site.

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Payment: Private, Medicare, Medicaid, LTCi


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The Forum at Brookside

200 Brookside Dr, Louisville, KY 40243

(502) 245-3048

Price Per Day: $165-$247

Number of Units: Ambassador Suites, 24 Apts

There are 24 apartments in Personal Care Ambassador Suites. Newly renovated Alcove and One Bedroom residences. Elegant restaurantstyle dining room and a private landscaped courtyard with gazebo. Personal Care is a licensed “step-up” from typical assisted living, since Personal Care permits the administration of medication by licensed professionals.

We partner with Ageility, a national leader in developing specialized rehabilitation and fitness training solutions. Through our onsite Ageility clinic, we provide easy-to-access outpatient rehab and fitness training. If you’re recovering from injury or surgery, you’ll appreciate our physical and occupational therapy that focuses on prevention and wellness.

Owner: Five Star Senior Living, Inc.

Payment: Private, Medicaid, Medicare, LTCi, Hospice, Private Ins.

Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Water/Aquatic Exercise, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Franciscan Health Care Center

3625 Fern Valley Rd, Louisville, KY 40219 (502) 912-9041 •

Price Per Month: $3150

Full continuum of care, short-term care, therapy services on-site.

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Payment: Private, LTCi

Glen Ridge Health Campus 6415 Calm River Way, Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 272-4739 •

Price Per Month: $4150

Full continuum of care, short-term care, therapy services on-site.

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Payment: Private, Medicare, Medicaid, LCTi

The Grand Senior Living

9300 Civic Way, Prospect, KY 40059

(502) 289-8370 •

Price Per Month: $4810+

In house Medical Director, Licensed nurse 7 days a week, 24-7 professional care services, dedicated staff trained in dementia care. Signature Passion Program with family care services and support group.

Restaurant dining with 3 chef prepared meals a day, assistance with all activities of daily living, 24-7 care staff, medication management, emergency pendant system, in-house therapy program with physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, house cleaning and laundry services, transportation, pet friendly, full service salon, indoor heated pool, movie theater, putting green, bocce ball, and walking trails.

Owner: Management, Civitas Senior Living

Payment: Private, LTCi, VA

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Harmony at Tucker Station

12523 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 694-4673

Price Per Month: $3350+

Our Louisville, Kentucky, senior living community offers a range of senior living options to provide as much or as little assistance as you may need. Choose from Independent Living, Personal Care and Memory Care to get the right level of support from our caring, expert team. We are committed to serving our residents in a way that provides comfort and enrichment in your life. Harmony stands out among senior living communities for our uniquely engaging calendar of events, enriching activities, and world-class care services.

Owner: Harmony Senior Services

Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Laundry, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical Therapy, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Heartsong Adult Day Health Care

9260 Stonestreet Rd, Louisville, KY 40272 (502) 935-3300 •

Price Per Day: $75-$80 | Type: medical

Activities to promote cognitive, physical, social, and spiritual well-being.

Owner: Heartsong Memory Care, LLC

Payment: Private, Medicaid, VA, LTCi

Heartsong East Adult Day Health Care

10720 Plantside Dr, Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 935-3300

Price Per Day: $80 | Type: medical

Activities to promote cognitive, physical, social, and spiritual well-being.

Owner: CJL Group, LLC

Payment: Private, Medicaid, LTCi

Heartsong Memory Care

9260 Stonestreet Rd, Louisville, KY 40272 (502) 935-3300 •

Price Per Month: $5600-$5900

Geriatric psych specialist & primary MD/NP visits. SHORT TERM STAYS.

Owner: Heartsong Memory Care, LLC

Payment: Private, LTCi

The Legacy at English Station

13700 English Villa Dr, Louisville, KY 40245 (502) 495-3276 •

Price Per Month: $6200

Memory care honoring unique life stories, highly trained caregivers.

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Payment: Private, LTCi

Magnolia Springs Louisville Senior Living

8225 Whipps Mill Rd, Louisville, KY 40222

(502) 716-5160

Price Per Month: $3600-$8000

Number of Beds: 20 (MC), 66 (AL)

Memory Care: Home-like setting with all private apartments. Our specialized program, Heartfelt CONNECTIONS, enhances the lives of our residents by providing a safe, secure, and comfortable environment for your loved one with dementia. Secured outdoor courtyard, daily activities, salon.

Assisted Living: More than a place to live, Magnolia Springs represents a place to celebrate life with purpose. Specializing in food, family, friends, and fun. Onsite: salon, restaurant style dining, laundry, activities, movie theatre, personal garages, PT/OT/Speech Therapy, Long-tenure staff, 24 hr on-site staff, access to different care levels.

Owner: Life Care Services, LLC

Payment: Private, LTCi, VA

Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Nazareth Home – Clifton Campus

2120 Payne St, Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 895-9425

Price Per Day: $185-$525

Number of Licensed Beds on This Campus: 113

Nazareth Home was established in 1976 as a healthcare ministry sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Today, Nazareth Home is an award-winning, 5-star rated long-term care and rehabilitation organization that provides person-centered health and wellness services for adults and families. With two campuses in Louisville, Ky., Nazareth Home enriches the lives of its patients through personal care, memory care, recovery to home, and long-term care programs.

Owner: Nazareth Home, Inc.

Payment: Private, LTCi, Medicare, Medicaid

Features and Services: Showers Available, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing Assistance, Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, 24-Hour Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Chef on Staff

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Nazareth Home — Highlands Campus

2000 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40205

(502) 459-9681

Price Per Day: $215-$595

Number of Licensed Beds on This Campus: 168

Nazareth Home was established in 1976 as a healthcare ministry sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Today, Nazareth Home is an award-winning, 5-star rated long-term care and rehabilitation organization that provides person-centered health and wellness services for adults and families. With two campuses in Louisville, Ky., Nazareth Home enriches the lives of its patients through personal care, memory care, recovery to home, and long-term care programs.

Owner: Nazareth Home, Inc.

Payment: Private, LTCi, Medicare, Medicaid

Features and Services: Showers Available, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing Assistance, Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, 24-Hr Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Chef on Staff

Park Terrace Health Campus

9700 Stonestreet Rd, Louisville, KY 40272 (502) 909-0583 •

Price Per Day: $280

On-site skilled nursing, memory care services, private/semi-private.

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Payment: Medicare, Medicaid, Private, Private Ins.

The Pinnacle of


10451 Linn Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40223

(502) 423-8776

Price Per Month: $5000-$6000

Our mission is simple, “to provide an environment that promotes and supports independence, purpose, and dignity by enhancing the ‘spirit’ of our residents through engaged team members and community partners.” We provide premier personal care services that empower residents to live their life with dignity. As one of Louisville’s first stand-alone memory care communities, our renowned memory care program sets us apart.

Our care is supported by leading-edge research — that people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia can grow and flourish, regardless of where they may be on their journey. Our exclusive memory care program provides therapeutic activities that focus on cognitive, creative, community, motivation, physical, social, and spiritual wellness. We offer furnished, move-in ready suites for immediate residency. All-inclusive care is provided: medication administration, bathing, dressing, grooming, housekeeping and meals (cueing provided), a spacious courtyard, weekly bus outings, on-site therapy services (Physical, Occupational, and Speech Pathology), in-house therapy gym, with 24-hr medical and psychiatric staff available. Transportation to physician appointments with escort services offered.

Owner: The Pinnacle of Louisville

Payment: Private

Sanders Ridge Health Campus

119 E Sanders Lane, Mt. Washington KY 40047 (502) 251-4184 •

Price Per Month: $3950-$5250

Full continuum of care, short-term care, therapy services on-site.

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Payment: Medicare, Medicaid, LTCi, Private

Shelby Farms Senior Living

100 Williamsburg Dr, Shelbyville KY 40065 (502) 257-9485 •

Compassionate staff, activities, respite & outpatient services on-site.

Operated by: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Payment: Private, LTCi, EFT

The Springs at Oldham Reserve

2000 East Peak Rd, LaGrange, KY 40031 (502) 516-2824 •

Full continuum of care, meals, activities, gorgeous surroundings.

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Payment: Private, Medicare, Medicaid, LTCi

The Springs at Stony Brook

2200 Stony Brook Dr, Louisville, KY 40220 (502) 632-3283 •

Price Per Month: $2450-$5850

Full continuum of care, meals, activities, gorgeous surroundings.

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Payment: Private

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Treyton Oak Towers

211 West Oak St, Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 589-3211

Price Per Day: $130-$450

We provide the highest quality of individualized service with dignity and respect while honoring our faith-based tradition.

Everyone’s needs change as the years go by. Treyton Oak Towers is designed specifically to meet those changing needs, so you can continue to live in the same warm, caring environment, regardless of how your circumstances may change.

We provide what is known as a continuum of care — additional levels of care available should the need arise in the future. Our caring staff will make certain you are receiving the appropriate level of care. Our mission is to plan so that you don’t have to. Dignity, Respect, Faith

Owner: Third & Oak Corporation

Payment: Private, Medicaid, Medicare, VA, LTCi, Hospice, Private Ins. Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Water/Aquatic Exercise, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication

Given, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Twinbrook Assisted Living

3525 Ephraim McDowell Dr, Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 452-6330

Price Per Month: $3250-$4700

Private apartments with emergency call system, planned activities, medication reminders, assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, three meals daily, transportation to shopping, charges for additional services may apply. Staff on duty 24 hours. Family owned & operated. Catholic mass 3 days/week.

Twinbrook is owned and operated by the McCoy family members who are on site regularly. We are not owned by a large out of state company like most assisted living facilities. You can talk to the owners whenever you have a concern or suggestion. We do not require an endowment or large deposit and rentals are on a month to month basis. We work with families and residents to accommodate their needs and desires.

Owner: Bryan S McCoy, Inc.

Payment: Private, VA, LTCi

Features and Services: Transportation Available, Showers Available, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing Assistance, Dressing Assistance, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hour Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Game Night, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Chef on Staff

UofL Health — Frazier Rehab Institute

200 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 582-7400 •

Price Per Day: $1000

Inpatient/stroke/brain injury/spinal cord injury/cancer rehab; PT/OT/ST.

Owner: UofL Health

Payment: Medicare, Medicaid, Private ins., LTCi, VA

Trilogy Health Services

303 N Hurstbourne Pkwy, Ste 200, Louisville, KY 40222

12 campus locations locally to serve you (502) 785-9188

Price Per Month: Varies depending on levels of care

Trilogy Health Services offers a full range of senior living options, and with over 12 locations in the Louisville area, you’re sure to find a location near you that meets your needs.

Cooper Trail Senior Living • Forest Springs Health Campus • Franciscan Health Center • Glen Ridge Health Campus • The Legacy at English Station • Park Terrace Health Campus • Sanders Ridge Health Campus • Shelby Farms Senior Living • The Springs at Oldham Reserve • The Springs at Stony Brook • Westport Place Health Campus • The Willows at Springhurst — Learn more about each campus in these directory pages.

Trilogy senior living communities offer luxury Independent Living villas and apartments, compassionate Assisted Living services, a full range of Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing, and even Memory Care services for those living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Every level of care we provide, from basic assistance to round-theclock clinical care, is delivered by people who will take the time to learn your story, and who will act in your best interests, always.

That’s The Trilogy Difference.

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

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Vitality Living Springdale

4501 Springdale Rd , Louisville, KY 40241

(502) 412-0222 kentucky/springdale/

Price Per Month: $3500-$4850


Vitality is your premier choice for senior living in Kentucky. We are committed to ensuring that every service and amenity helps create the enriched, active life you or your loved one deserves.

Vitality Living Springdale specializes in assisted living and memory care that allow adults to experience a lifestyle with vitality at any age.

Owner: Vitality Senior Living

Payment: Private, VA, LTCi

Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing Assistance, Laundry, Meal Prep, 24-Hr Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Vitality Living Stony Brook

3451 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40299

(502) 383-1574 kentucky/stony-brook/

Price Per Month: $2650-$5000

Vitality Living is your premier choice for senior living in Louisville, whether you need assisted living or memory care.

Vitality Living Stony Brook offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care. We support our residents’ needs as well as their interests with a calendar filled with a variety of activities to keep our residents as engaged, social, and independent as possible. Families will find peace of mind by knowing that their family members are well taken care of and enjoying life.

You’ll find plenty of comfortable common spaces to spend time with friends and family, whether it’s in the spacious family room, furnished sitting areas, front/back porches, or the large dining room. Large windows throughout our community give it an open and airy feel.

Owner: Vitality Senior Living

Payment: Private, LTCi, VA Aid & Attendance Benefits

Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Vitality Living St. Matthews

120 S Hubbards Ln, Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 896-1759 kentucky/st-matthews/

Price Per Month: $3000-$3600

As the premier independent living and assisted living community in the St. Matthews area, we are conveniently located in the unique St. Matthews neighborhood, with easy access to shopping, dining, festivals and the arts, Vitality Living St. Matthews offers independent living and assisted living in the heart of Louisville, KY. This vibrant senior living community offers all the comforts of home with none of the day-to-day obligations of owning one.

After a morning meditation workshop, enjoy good conversation over breakfast. Take a stroll through the tree-lined streets nearby or meet neighbors for an afternoon shopping spree. At Vitality Living, the choice is always yours.

Whether you are ready now or are just beginning to think about senior living, we invite you to stop by or call to schedule a tour at your convenience. We are here to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Owner: Vitality Senior Living

Payment: Private,LTCi, VA

Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, House Cleaning, Laundry, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Outdoor Spaces, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Wesley Manor Retirement Community

5012 E Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40219

(502) 969-3277

Price Per Month: Varies depending on level of care.

Wesley Manor offers a Life Plan retirement community (full continuum of care services), including all levels of senior living on one campus: independent living, assisted living, personal care/memory support, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. This gives seniors the advantages of living in one location, even as their health care needs change over time. This is especially helpful for couples who may have varying levels of needs, yet wish to live on the same campus. For all individuals, it means you only need to move once!

You’ll find a wonderful sense of community felt throughout the 35-acre campus. Located near the Gene Snyder Freeway in Louisville — a city convenience with a country feel. Both residents and family members often speak as being part of an extended family — the Wesley Manor family. Living here feels like home. Wesley Manor is a faith-based, non-profit; independently owned and operated since 1963.

Owner: Methodist Retirement Home, Inc.

Payment: Private, Medicaid, Medicare, LTCi, Hospice, Private Ins.

Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Game Night, Tours/Trips, Medication Given, Pets Allowed

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Westport Place Health Campus

4247 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 883-7092 •

Price Per Month: $5100

Full continuum of care, short-term care, therapy services on-site.

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Payment: Private, Medicare, Medicaid, LTCi

The Willows at Springhurst

3101 N Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 413-2282 •

Price Per Month: $3050-$5850

Licensed RNs, skilled nursing, short-term care, therapy services on-site

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Payment: Private, Medicare, Medicaid, LTCi


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According to Cleveland Clinic dermatologist Amy Kassouf, the antioxidant vitamin E can benefit skin, especially during the summer when skin may be getting more sun rays than at other times of the year. Topical vitamin E can enhance moisturization and may reduce sun damage from ultraviolet light (although this does not mean you can use vitamin E instead of sunscreen). Of course, eating more foods with vitamin E is a good idea, but you can also take a supplement (no more than 15 mg a day).

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Ditch the hot kitchen and opt for a quick and easy pasta salad for a light meal. Louisville native and chef Tim Smalley shares his recipe for this delicious Italian Pasta Salad.

• 16 ounces bow tie pasta

• 2 cups red wine vinegar

• ¾ cup sugar

• 1 tbsp minced garlic

• 2 tsps crushed red pepper

• 4 ounces basil (chiffonade)

• 1 cup, halved, cherry tomatoes

• ½ cup Dijon mustard

• ½ cup oregano

• 4 cups grapeseed oil

• Salt

Bring water to a boil, then add a liberal amount of salt. Pasta water should be very salty and taste like the ocean. Once the water is boiling and seasoned, add the bow tie pasta. Cook for 8-9 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Drain and cool.

In a blender, add the red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, crushed red pepper, garlic, and sugar. Turn the blender on medium and slowly drizzle in grapeseed oil until the vinaigrette reaches desired consistency. (Tim prefers it just thick enough to coat the pasta; he also adds a whole egg for a creamy consistency, but that is optional). Add salt to taste.

Heat a saute pan, add oil, and add the halved cherry tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Saute until the tomatoes are blistered (the skin starts to crack).

Add the vinaigrette to the cooled pasta. You may not need to add all of it, depending on your preference. Then add the blistered tomatoes and the chiffonade basil and mix. Enjoy!

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When the summer days are sweltering, there are outdoor events in the evenings that you can enjoy for not a lot of money. Here are some to consider:

Now through August 6: Free Kentucky Shakespeare in Central Park, 8pm

Now through August 11: Jammin in Jeff at the Jeffersonville, Indiana Riverstage, 7pm

June 21: Commonwealth Brass Band at Locust Grove, 6:30-9pm

July 8: Louisville Astronomical Society at Curby, Indiana (1 hour from Louisville), 8pm

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