Age Friendly Lexington:
A Livable Community
Lexington is an Emerging Dementia Friendly Community
We care about you! Stay Safe!
For more information and tips on what you can do to keep you and your family safe. Visit:
This program is a collaboration with the United States Postal Service and Lexington Aging and Disability Services. Everyone who lives alone needs a little help from time to time.
How Carrier Alert Works:
Register for the program. Your Letter Carrier will put a Carrier Alert sticker in your mailbox. Your Letter Carrier will then watch for unusual accumulation of mail. NOTE: you must notify the Postal Service if you will be away (Hold mail request etc.) The Letter Carrier will notify a Postal Service supervisor who will then notify the Lexington Division of Aging and Disability Services. They will attempt to contact you by phone to see if you’re okay. If you cannot be reached, the representative will call the emergency contacts on your registration form. As a last resort, the Division of Aging and Disability Services will notify 9-1-1, and a public safety representative will be dispatched to your home to check on your health and well-being.
How to register:
Simply complete the application to the right and put it in the mail (no postage necessary).
If you need help getting groceries (rides to the store, Click-List pick-ups, God’s Pantry, etc.) or medications, we are here to assist you free of charge. Call us at 252-8665.This program is a collaboration with the United States Postal Service and Lexington Aging and Disability Services. Everyone who lives alone needs a little help from time to time.
At Home Covid-19 Testing
If you or someone you know who has a disability or medical complication needs a COVID-19 test, the Fayette County Health Department can send a nurse with a test to your door. They will explain how to use the swab and will take your test kit back with them. In most cases, they can bring you a test if needed that same day or early the next.
Please note - if you take Wheels (paratransit service) to a drive-through test site, the driver may drop you off and come back in a few hours. Since the drive-through test sites are in parking lots, this is not ideal. If you would usually take Wheels to an appointment, use the home test option instead.
In Fayette County, just call (859) 899-2222 and tell them you need a COVID test kit brought to your door. This service is provided by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.
If you are facing tough financial choices right now, know that going without food doesn’t have to be one of them! Visit for more information on services. Call 259-2308 for food assistance.
To file an unemployment claim, if you don’t have access to the internet, you can call (502) 875-0442.
Grocery Shopping Assistance
The Friends of the Lexington Senior Center wants to help support you being Healthy at Home! If you want to place an online click-list order, but don’t have the internet, you can work with a volunteer over the phone to complete an online grocery order. For more information, call the senior center at 278-6072 from 8 a.m. – noon.