Welcome to Medicare!

Tina Roberts

Douglas County Senior Services, Inc. offers a Welcome to Medicare Information Session Douglas County Senior Services, Inc. will offer a Welcome to Medicare information session on Wednesday, July 16th. The session will be at noon at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont St. For more information please contact DCSS at ...

Community Breakfast celebrating Older Americans Month is coming up!

Megan Poindexter

Trinity In-Home Care will host the seventh Annual Community Breakfast celebrating Older Americans Month on Friday, May 2, 2014. The event is free of charge and will take place from 7:30am-9:00am at Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire. Donations will be accepted. Reservations may be made by contacting Trinity In-Home Care at ...

Welcome to Medicare!

Tina Roberts

Douglas County Senior Services, Inc. offers a Welcome to Medicare Information Session Douglas County Senior Services, Inc. will offer a Welcome to Medicare information session on Wednesday, April 16th. The session will be at noon at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont St. For more information please contact the DCSS ...

Running Out of Footprints

Tina Roberts

Please join us on Friday, April 25 from 2:00-3:30 pm at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont Street, for a “Just Do It!” workshop on organizing family mementos and a book reading by Cathy Callen, author of *Running out of Footprints*. Do you keep running across drawers or boxes full ...

VNA to Host Hospice Volunteer Training Sessions

Lori McSorley

In the new year, many make resolutions. Some resolve to work out more or eat better, while others resolve to take up a hobby or do something good for others. Visiting Nurses is providing an opportunity for those who wish to help someone in a big way this new year. ...

VNA Hosts Educational Program for Veteran Caretakers

Lori McSorley

Visiting Nurses is hosting a teleconference, Thursday, November 14th from 1-4:30 at Visiting Nurses, 200 Maine Street, Lawrence, KS (3rd Floor). Three CEU's will be available, and registration for CEU's will take place from 12:30-1. The conference will cover many issues that veterans face when faced with an illness or ...

INTERIM HEALTH - Open House at Drury Place at Alvamar - TONIGHT!

Constance Whiston

Interim Fall Open House - TONIGHT Tuesday, October 8, 2013 6:00 p.m. Please join us for refreshments and help us launch our brand new Rose Program. It is our new program designed specifically to meet your needs. Take time to smell the roses, and let us do the rest! We ...

Today! Making Every Moment Count: How to have the Best Visit with your Aging Loved One

Kristin Scheurer

Seniors who live in assisted living or memory care homes want visitors. They look forward to seeing people they love, and they find comfort in knowing relatives and friends are making sure they get the best care. However, visitors sometimes feel uncomfortable or reluctant to visit because they don’t know ...

2013 Signature Settings - Dine by Design Oct. 11th!

Mealsonwheels

Tickets are still available for Lawrence Meals on Wheels, "2013 Signature Settings - Dine by Design" on October 11, 6pm, at Maceli's! Join us for great food and beverages, awesome silent and live auctions, photo booth and lots of fun! Tickets are $50 and all proceeds go to help feed ...

Tailgate Fundraiser to Benefit Visiting Nurses- Honoring Coach Don Fambrough

Lori McSorley

Visiting Nurses has served the Douglas County Community for over 44 years. In this time, they have served individuals in areas of Home Health, Rehabilitation, Hospice and Private Duty. Thousands of patients have been helped through these services, many of which have not had the ability to pay. Visiting Nurses ...

Lawrence Meals on Wheels "2013 Signature Settings" Charity Auction Event

Mealsonwheels

Come and join the fun at the fundraiser that allows Lawrence Meals on Wheels to continue to feed your neighbors in need! There will be great food, beverages, silent and live auctions and much more. All the proceeds help feed those in need. Call 830-8844 to purchase tickets in advance, ...

The Balancing Act of Being A Senior

Nikki White

TherapyWorks invites you to our free monthly Helping You Help Yourself seminar. This month we are covering information on the challenges of balance changes with age. Fall prevention is in everyone's best interest! Featuring speakers Dr. Ryan Neuhofel and Cindy Johnson, MSPT. Thursday, September 26 7-8:00 at TherapyWorks 1311 Wakarusa ...

Douglas County Partnership Works to Reduce Falls in Older Adults

Belinda Rehmer

Douglas County Partnership Works to Reduce Falls in Older Adults "You would think by now I'd know how to walk, but at 60 years old I find myself walking into walls or tripping over my own feet way too often. One of these days I'm going to fall and break ...

Ambassadors are available!

Tina Roberts

Are you a caregiver considering the Douglas County area for your parents to retire? Considering a retirement move yourself to Douglas County in any of our communities, including Baldwin City, Eudora, Lecompton or Lawrence? Douglas County Senior Services, Inc. has *Ambassadors* available to meet with you, tour our communities, provide ...

Morningstar Pizza supports Lawrence Meals on Wheels

Mealsonwheels

Join us at **Morningstar Pizza,** 4931 S. 6th Street, Mondays in August. This "Month of Mondays", 15% of sales will be donated by **Morningstar Pizza** to Lawrence Meals on Wheels! Dine and Do Good!! Get a pizza and help feed a neighbor in need! Everyone at Meals on Wheels appreciates ...

Local Hospice Nurse Recognized for Outstanding Care

Lori McSorley

Hospice care provides comfort, not only to patients, but also to families of patients who are terminally ill. One nurse providing this care, Ginger Hayes, knows first-hand how hospice care can affect someone’s life. “The genuine care and compassion that comes from caring for a hospice patient is such a ...

CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST

Constance Whiston

CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST Fun for the whole family! Saturday, August 24th 11:00 am to 3:00 pm 1510 Saint Andrews Drive Lot's of vendors, lot's of fun and cookies from Eileens Colossal Cookies too! http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jul/18/258645/

Seniors are at risk during this hot weather

Tina Roberts

Seniors who are homebound are at the highest risk during this hot weather. With the forecast in the higher 90's and into the triple digits, we need to keep a close eye on our friends and neighbors who may not be staying cool. Please visit our [website][1] for tips on ...

SENIOR CELEBRATION ART SHOW

Constance Whiston

The **"Senior Celebration Art Show"** is in full swing now! It is open to the public and runs from June 1st to June 30th. Everyone is invited to visit our art gallery, there is no admission, it is free. Bring the whole family to see the large variety of art ...

Introducing: A Unique Approach To Home Care

Benefits of Home Senior Care

**Benefits of Home Senior Care Opens New Office in Lawrence, Kansas** LENEXA, KS – January 20th, 2013 – Benefits of Home Senior Care, a Lenexa-based provider of high-quality in-home senior care services for the elderly, has opened a new satellite office in the Lawrence, Kansas area to serve as a ...

Baldwin City Senior Wheels Biscuit and Gravy Fundraiser

Tina Roberts

We were honored to be featured in [this article][1], and we are excited to host a fundraising breakfast on Saturday, June 1 from 8 am-10 am. It will be held at the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce located at 8th and High Street. All proceeds go towards the operation of ...

THE SENIOR CELEBRATION ART SHOW and RECEPTION

Constance Whiston

THE SENIOR CELEBRATION ART SHOW - June 1st thru 30th 1510 St. Andrews Drive at Drury Place at Alvamar 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily and You are cordially invited to: The Drury Place at Alvamar ARTISTS RECEPTION for the "Senior Celebration Art Show" DAY/DATE: Saturday, June 22nd TIME: 3:00 ...

VNA Presentation "Memory Exercises" at Drury Place at Alvamar

Constance Whiston

***"Memory Exercises"*** VNA Presentation at Drury Place at Alvamar 1510 Saint Andrews Drive Date: Friday, May 3 Time: 10:30 AM Join us for a presentation by Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association

Rick Katzfey, Channel Six Meteorologist, Speaking at Drury Place at Alvamar

Constance Whiston

Everyone is invited to hear Rick Katzfey from Lawrence Channel Six television offer an insightful talk on local weather Wednesday, May 8th at 1:30 pm Drury Place at Alvamar 1510 Saint Andrews Drive http://www.druryplacealvamar.com/ http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/apr/30/254060/

SKILL BUILDERS at Drury Place at Alvamar

Constance Whiston

**"Personal Safety & Home Security"** Date: Thursday, May 2 Time: 10:00 AM **"Handling Special Events"** Date: Thursday, May 9 Time: 10:00 AM Open to the public, everyone is welcome to attend! Drury Place at Alvamar, 1510 Saint Andrews Drive, Lawrence, KS http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/apr/30/254057/

Lawrence Meals on Wheels "Brown Bag It" Campaign starts April 1st!

Mealsonwheels

**"Brown Bag"** your lunch and donate the money you would have spent eating out to help provide meals for those in need! Our clients, since they are homebound, do not get to enjoy the luxury of eating out that we often take for granted. Currently 90% of our clients need ...

Call for Entries: Nominate a Beautiful Mind Today

Sliebhard

Beauty comes in many forms, and the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) and life'sDHA™ are looking for the most beautiful minds in America, 55 years or older, to tell their story and inspire others. “Beautiful Minds: Finding Your Lifelong Potential” is a bi-annual campaign that celebrates individuals who are ...

Douglas County program offers seniors path to healthier lifestyle

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2009/mar/11/166399/ There's a six-week program that is unique to Douglas County and helps seniors live a healthier life. It's called Personal Actions to Health, or PATH, and it teaches residents, ages 60 and older, about the importance of exercise and nutrition. The program begins April 2 with classes scheduled from ...

Walk Kansas Starts in a Week!!

Susan Johnson

***“A lot of people never get to know how ‘feeling good’ feels. They don’t know what they are missing.”*** Dr. Wayne H. Osness, Lawrence, KS **How Walk Kansas Works:** Groups of six people form a team, select a captain, and choose a challenge to work toward. Each team member logs ...

Put Life Back in Your LIFE - Kansans Optimizing Health Program (KOHP) coming to LMH March 12

Belinda Rehmer

Do you have or care for someone with arthritis, diabetes, heart or lung disease or other chronic conditions? The Kansans Optimizing Health Program (KOHP) will get you the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices plus so much more. ...

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