Church, AARP team up to provide care packages to senior adults

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Monday, June 1, ACT Ministries in Lexington and AARP volunteers are teaming up to deliver “Community Care Packages” to older Lexington residents impacted during the coronavirus pandemic.

The distribution to vulnerable older adults will be 1-3 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 237 E. Fifth Street in Lexington. A drive-through pickup is planned in the main parking lot with social distancing.

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Working together and supported by a $500 local AARP grant to ACT Ministries, volunteers are providing emergency food distribution helping older Lexingtonians at risk of food insecurity, according to organizers.

AARP has been working to promote the health and well-being of older Americans for more than 60 years. In the face of this crisis, AARP volunteers and ACT Ministries in Lexington are responding with an emergency food distribution to the most vulnerable Lexingtonians.

People who are feeling alone or know someone who is, can use the AARP Friendly Voice program to ask for a phone call from an AARP volunteer Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

To request a call for yourself or a loved one: Call AARP directly: 1-888-281-0145.