Life After Loss

Lori McSorley

Have you experienced grief and loss? We welcome your participation in the Life After Loss group which is forming now. Discover you are not alone in your grief experience, share memories of your loved ones, and help others as you help yourself. Life After Loss Group will meet six Wednesdays, ...

Use holiday visits to check on aging parents

Christine Metz

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/dec/20/226968/ Each year agencies that reach out to seniors see a bump in phone calls around the holidays as children checking in on mom and dad sense something is amiss. This time of year provides a great chance to assess how aging parents are fairing, said Judy Bellome, executive director ...

Just Food pantry to remain open thanks to $80,000 in donations

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/apr/28/212922/ In February, Douglas County food pantry leaders [appealed to the community][1] for financial help. They needed $100,000 in donations to continue operations or the [Just Food][2] pantry faced closure. Thanks to $80,600 in donations and $30,000 in unexpected federal grant funding, the pantry will remain open. It is financially ...

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. ...

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 ...

Social Security: Preserve and Protect

Laura Bennetts

Monday October 25th 6:30 to 8pm there will be a panel presentation about Social Security at the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium. Dave Ekerdt PhD, KU Director of Gerentology and Dave Kingsley PhD, KU Medical Center will present on current facts about Social Security and ways to protect our retirement benefits. ...

Legislative forum on senior issues coming up!

Lisa Horn

Mark your calendars for the annual legislative forum from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the Lawrence Public Library. Fourteen area legislators and those running for office will sit on a panel to address specific topics/questions affecting seniors. The event is sponsored by the Douglas County Coalition on ...

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