AARP program offers FREE tax assistance to Lawrence-area seniors

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/feb/25/208758/ Free tax assistance is available to residents ages 60 and older and those with low to moderate income at the Lawrence Senior Center through the [AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program][1]. Volunteers are offering assistance through April 17 at the center, 745 Vt. Instead of providing services on a walk-in basis ...

District attorney among speakers at public forum on safety resources for seniors

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2006/jul/23/102901/ The Douglas County Coalition on Aging will have a public forum on safety resources for older adults. The forum will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the multipurpose room at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. **The following speakers will participate in the discussions:** • ...

District attorney among speakers at public forum on safety resources for seniors

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2006/jul/23/102901/ The Douglas County Coalition on Aging will have a public forum on safety resources for older adults. The forum will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the multipurpose room at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. **The following speakers will participate in the discussions:** • ...

Prom Dress Donations for "Senior Prom" and dessert Pot Luck

Jeff Cuttell

There is a dessert pot luck at Medicalodges Eudora on Mother's Day. Great chance to get some tasty treats! This kicks off National Nursing Home Week. The rest of the week will have a different theme each day and ending with May 13th "Senior Prom". Medicalodges is still looking for ...

Souper Bowl Week of Caring

Carolyn Ward

Today kicks off a nation-wide effort to draw attention to hunger in our community. The Souper Bowl Week of Caring starts today and runs through Sunday, February 6th. Be part of Just Food's "Souper Bowl" team and make a touchdown that touches people's lives. How? By collecting food and money ...

Just Food Reaches Out to the Douglas County Community

Carolyn Ward

For at least 1 in 6 residents of Douglas County, hunger is a reality. Through our pantry alone, more than 444,988 pounds of food have been distributed to low-income consumers – serving 1,600 to 2,200 individuals each month. Almost half of those receiving food assistance are children and senior citizens. ...

Health Screenings

Toni Argueta, Pharm.D.

Why wait until after the New Year to get healthy? Why not plan ahead and take the steps that may save your life today. Hy-Vee on 6th Street will be hosting *Stroke Detection Plus* on December 28th from 9am to 4:30pm. Stroke Detection offers 4 life saving screenings; **stroke screening** ...

Community invited to severe winter weather forum Dec. 7

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/mar/20/188972/ Snow. Ice. Power outages. Yuck! Learn about severe winter weather and how to be prepared at a special forum next week. **The FREE community event will be:** • from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. • on the second floor of the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine ...

Flu Shots Available

Katy Brown Pharm.D.

**Hy-Vee on Clinton Parkway** has flu shots available. *High Dose* flu vaccine for adults 65 & older, and *Standard* flu vaccine are **FREE** with Medicare Part B. *Preservative Free* doses are available for children 6 and over as well. This year's vaccine includes H1N1. Standard vaccine is otherwise $25. Our ...

Buy One Get One FREE Fall Massage Special extended to September 30th!!

Laura Bennetts

**BOGO** Fall Massage Special. Stephanie Stuhlsatz CMT and Heather Johns NBCMT are taking new clients. Appointments available Monday through Saturday, daytime and evening. Massages available in Half Hour, One Hour and 1 1/2 Hour time frames. Buy one massage and get a second massage FREE. Enjoy the relaxation and health ...

Living Well

Jessie Kwatamdia

**Wednesdays, September 22 – October 13, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Fee: None, Instructor: Leslie Schmille. Location: Lawrence Senior Center. The healthier you are, the more you are able to do! This course discusses the importance of setting meaningful goals to support a healthy, independent lifestyle. Topics include: problem solving, techniques ...

Chair Boxing

Jessie Kwatamdia

**Fridays, Sept. 24 – Oct. 29, 9 – 10 a.m. Fee: $25. Location: Lawrence Senior Center, MPR. Instructor: Josh Biles, NSCA- CPT certified. Come enjoy this invigorating class featuring non-contact boxing with your own gloves! Help decrease slips and falls with quicker reaction times, improve mobility and flexibility as well ...

Exercise/Massage

Jessie Kwatamdia

**Exercise/Massage Class Wednesdays and Fridays, Sept. 22 – Oct. 29, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Fee: $35. Location: Lawrence Senior Center, MPR. Instructor: Josh Biles, NSCA- CPT certified. This is a fun and effective class that helps increase mobility, stability, energy, metabolism as well as slip n fall prevention helping ...

Living Well

Jessie Kwatamdia

Wednesdays, September 22 – October 13, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Fee: None, Instructor: Leslie Schmille. Location: Lawrence Senior Center. The healthier you are, the more you are able to do! This course discusses the importance of setting meaningful goals to support a healthy, independent lifestyle. Topics include: problem solving, techniques ...

Flu Shot Clinic

Jessie Kwatamdia

Tuesday, Sept. 7, 8a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: $29.99. Location: Lawrence Senior Center. Medicare Part B patients will have no co pay if the claim is approved electronically. Flu Facts: more than 250 million doses of influenza vaccine are produced annually. It is currently estimated that there are 25-50 million ...

The best time to start an exercise program is....

Tina Roberts

I have talked with many women who have begun showing signs of bone loss due to osteoporosis. They are always worried that if they begin an exercise program, they might risk breaking a bone due to the bone loss. We have a new program here at the Senior Center, in ...

Brown Bag NoonTime Talks to discuss Tooth Care Through the Years

Ursula Rothrock

Attention all seniors, bring your lunch and participate in a noontime discussion! [The Brown Bag NoonTime Talks][1] will present Dr. Chris Leiszler, DDS at the Lawrence Public Library on July 9. He will discuss Tooth Care Through the Years, addressing how dental health and hygiene affect one’s total well being. ...

Some help for the Medicare donut hole on the way.

Tina Roberts

It looks like the first round of checks were mailed out, beginning June 10th. If you have hit that donut hole in your prescription drug plan, then watch your mailbox for the check. According to [this article on CNNMoney.com][1] there is a potential of scams, but seniors should be aware ...

Panel discussion set on elder abuse

Tina Roberts

I just saw this [article][1] in the Journal World. There will be an expert panel that will be speaking, our District Attorney, Charles Branson, elder lawyer, Molly Wood, and Kansas SRS attorney, Rebecca Gerhardt. Tuesday, June 15th, at the Lawrence Public Library from 6:30-8:00 pm. Call Sandy Kelly Allen at ...

Revocable Living Trust vs. Wills

Tina Roberts

One question we get over and over again from seniors and their children is what is the difference between the two of these? [This article][1] has some great information in it that might be useful if you are looking at different options. [1]: http://www.seniorslist.com/inner.php?aid=907

Here is the link to the This We Believe publication

Tina Roberts

[This We Believe][1] [1]: http://www.dgcoseniorservices.org/Microsoft_Word_-_This_We_Believe.pdf

Bridging the generation gap

Andy Hyland

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/may/20/192308/ Members of one generation reached out to another Thursday afternoon at the Lawrence Senior Center. Students from Baker University have met with partners from the senior center throughout the semester, and the groups have exchanged wisdom, advice and stories about their lives. It’s all part of Baker sociology professor ...

Are You Interested In V

Tina Roberts

Are you interested in **Volunteering** to help Medicare Beneficiaries make informed decisions about their health insurance options? Are you a **professional** who works with Medicare Beneficiaries and would like to learn more about their health insurance to provide better service? Are you a **caregiver, family member or friend** of a ...

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is...

Tina Roberts

We are always hearing of stories of people scamming the most vulnerable population, our seniors. This article from the [Wichita Eagle][1] hits a little too close to home. If you are a senior, then be aware of your surroundings, don't give out too much of your financial information, and if ...

Tai Chi Has Been Proven T

Tina Roberts

Tai Chi has been proven to improve strength, flexibility and concentration. This article I found from the [Mayo Clinic][1] tells of other benefits to beginning a Tai Chi exercise program. We have classes available beginning in September! [1]: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tai-chi/SA00087/?utm_source=FeaturedTopic&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HouseCall&pubDate=April%2019,%202010 [2]: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tai-chi/SA00087/?utm_source=FeaturedTopic&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HouseCall&pubDate=April%2019,%202010

Helpful Websites for Seniors and Caregivers

WEBSITES Click on an address below to visit one of the websites. [www.agingkansas.org][1] [www.aoa.gov][2] [www.benefitscheckup.org][3] [1]: http:// [2]: http:// [3]: http://

Helpful Phone Numbers

**Elder Care Locator** 1 800 677 1116 **Kansas Elder Law Hotline** 1 888 353 5337 **Social Security Administration** 1 800 772 1213 **Kansas Department of Aging (KDOA)** 1 800 432 3535

New Medicare website!

Tina Roberts

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have posted a new and easier to use version of www.medicare.gov, the Medicare consumer-focused Web site. The updated Web site is part of the steps Medicare is taking to make using [www.medicare.go][1]v easier for Medicare beneficiaries, and people who care for them ...

Jazz It Up!

Tina Roberts

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/apr/02/189714/ Honoring Don and Beverly Gardner as this year's "Jim and Virginia Seaver Award" winner for their many contributions to our community. Thursday, April 29th, from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm at Maceli's. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, call Jessie Kwatamdia at 842-0543.

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