31st Annual Pride of the Pennyrile Industry Appreciation Event
on September 27th, 2019
The 31st Annual Pride of the Pennyrile Industry Appreciation event was held at Lake Barkley State Resort Park on Thursday, September 26 with 35 companies from our nine county region represented. The event is held to show appreciation for the contributions our businesses and industries have made and continue to make to better our communities and spur growth. Commissioner Donnie Holland, Kentucky St...  Read More
Fall Aware Prevention Awareness Day
on September 23rd, 2019
Monday, September 23, 2019 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Each year, thousands of educators, caregivers, health and aging professionals and older adults across the country focus their efforts on one goal: preventing falls.Falls are a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older, but they are not an inevitable part of aging. There are proven ways to prevent them.To learn more about Fall...  Read More
NatureFest - A Family Event for Health & Wellness
on September 21st, 2019
On September 21, 2019, Miranda White, Amanda Stokes, and Payton Kidd represented the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living at “NatureFest – A Family Event for Health & Wellness”. The event, hosted at the Jeffers Bend Environmental Center, included 40+ activities/exhibits including archery, canoe rides, disc golf, recycling, soil tunnel, health & wellness, and so much more.Information...  Read More
September 2019 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
on September 11th, 2019
PADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on September 9, 2019 at the PADD Office in Hopkinsville. State, Federal and Staff reports were given. Board member Gary Jones, Muhlenberg Alliance for Progress, provided an update on the status of unit 3 at Paradise Park. The Honorable Allison Ball, Kentucky State Treasurer, was the guest speaker. Treasurer Ball shared information about unclaimed ...  Read More
All They Need is Love - Friendly Visitor Orientation
on September 6th, 2019
Sixty percent of nursing home residents have no visitors--no family or friends to check on them or cheer them up. Research shows that long-term care residents receive better care when they have regular outside visitors.With just a few minutes each week, YOU could change a resident's life, and help improve the quality of care they receive. Learn more at our Friendly Visitor OrientationMonday Septem...  Read More
National Senior Center Month Activities
on September 6th, 2019
September is National Senior Center Month.The Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living in partnership with Pennyrile Allied Community Services invited local legislators and elected officials to serve the congregate lunch at the Christian County Senior Center today.Those serving lunch today were Representative Walker Thomas, Corey Elder with Congressman James Comers office, Judge Execu...  Read More
National Senior Center Month 2019
on September 5th, 2019
In recognition of National Senior Center Month 2019, the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living in partnership with Pennyrile Allied Community Services are hosting local legislators to attend the lunches in all of the Pennyrile Senior Centers.Today Representative Walker Thomas helped to serve the congregate lunch at the Trigg County Senior Center. Also pictured are Harold Monroe, PA...  Read More
Senior Center Month 2019
on September 5th, 2019
This September, the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) along with Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living, is demonstrating how senior centers are integral parts of aging well.Senior centers are the key for individuals to age healthily, and also for communities to properly support older adults. We are celebrating this by highlighting the theme Senior Centers: The Key to Agin...  Read More
State-Wide Community Needs Assessment
on August 23rd, 2019
The Kentucky Department for Aging & Independent Living is conducting a state-wide Community Needs Assessment to gather information on priorities for education, employment, health, housing, income & asset building, civic engagement, and support services. Please click on the link and complete the survey to provide valuable input on priorities for the Pennyrile Region....  Read More
August 2019 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
on August 13th, 2019
The PADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the PADD Office in Hopkinsville. Federal and State reports were provided by Morgan Alvey (Senator McConnell), Corey Elder (Congressman Comer), Jason Hasert (Senator Paul), Representatives Melinda Gibbons Prunty and Thomas Walker. PADD Staff reports were presented by Craig Morris (Regional Planning Coordinator), Am...  Read More
PADD is a Host Agency for the AmeriCorps Senior Connections Program
on July 23rd, 2019
The Pennyrile Area Development District is a Host Agency for the AmeriCorps Senior Connections Program. We are currently looking for a qualified individual to serve as a member (volunteer) to be placed in our agency. The member will receive a living allowance of $13, 992, education award of $6,095, limited health benefits and may qualify for child care assistance.For more information, please conta...  Read More
Heat & Older Adults
on July 17th, 2019
Why are older adults more prone to heat stress?Older Adults do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature.They are more likely to have chronic medical conditions that changes normal body responses to heat.They are more likely to take prescription medicines that affect the body’s ability to control its temperature or sweat.Stay cool, stay hydratedStay in air-conditioned bui...  Read More
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