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. ...

Lawrence Senior Center will be closed on Monday, February 4th due to electrical work on the building.

Tina Roberts

Senior Meals will not be served or delivered, all classes and activities will be cancelled, AARP Tax Aide Services will be cancelled. The Care Giver Support Group will be postponed until February 11th. ALL Parks and Rec classes will be cancelled. Senior Wheels will run as normally scheduled.

2013 Hy-Vee "Living Well: with diabetes" Class Schedule

Kylene Etzel, RD, LD

**We invite you to join us for our FREE "Living Well: with diabetes" group.** At each meeting you can expect to hear about medications, self-care, and supplements from our pharmacists, learn how eating can be enjoyable and stress-free with our dietitians, and have a delicious recipe prepared right in front ...

2013 Hy-Vee "Living Well: gluten-free" Class Schedule

Kylene Etzel, RD, LD

**We invite you to join us for our FREE Living Well gluten-free group.** We will be taste-testing products, preparing delicious recipes, and sharing information and ideas – all about how to live well gluten-free. Everyone is welcome to join us, whether you have celiac disease, a gluten intolerance, are avoiding ...

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, ...

Help keep our sidewalks safe all winter!

Chris Tilden

Safe Winter Walkways, a partnership between the City of Lawrence and Douglas County Senior Services, matches residents needing assistance with snow removal with volunteers wiling to shovel! Volunteers are asked to commit to the entire winter season and visit each time snow falls. This program is an excellent resource for ...

Lawrence Meals On Wheels Angel Tree

Mealsonwheels

Lawrence Meals on Wheels is once again having their Angel Tree program this Holiday season. By making a donation you can help feed a neighbor in need! Stop by the office at 2121 Kasold and pick an ornament from our tree as you make your donation. Over 90% of our ...

FUNDAMENTALS of ESTATE PLANNING Dec. 13th, 7 to 8:30pm

Constance Whiston

**Fundamentals of Estate Planning** provides an overview of the options in arranging your affairs: what happens under intestate succession if you die without a plan; the uses of either a Will or Revocable Living Trust; an overview of probate administration; the impact of estate taxes; non-testamentary transfer options, such as ...

All About Women!

Belinda Rehmer

All About Women Physicians and experts from across the community are joining forces with Lawrence Memorial Hospital to present an educational event just for women on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon. Session topics include preventive care, varicose veins, hot flashes, incontinence/pelvic pain, time management for busy women, ...

**TRICK or TREATING at DRURY PLACE at ALVAMAR**

Constance Whiston

**TRICK or TREATING at DRURY PLACE at ALVAMAR** Address: 1510 St. Andrews Dr. - Lawrence, Ks Phone: 785-84-6845 Date: October 31, 2012 Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm Bring your little trick or treaters to our seniors for lot's of treats on Halloween! Tell your whole family to come join the fun ...

**VA BENEFITS WORKSHOP**

Constance Whiston

****VA BENEFITS WORKSHOP**** Do you feel that you ( or a loved one) may qualify for Veteran or Surviving Spouse benefits? Drury Place at Alvamar will be hosting a VA Benefits Workshop on November 1, 2012 at 6:30pm. Experts will be on hand to advise you on qualifying for benefits ...

Safe Winter Walkways program seeking volunteers to help clear others' sidewalks

Alex  Parker

Volunteers are needed for the Safe Winter Walkways program. “This program is an excellent resource for members of our community who physically can’t keep their sidewalks clear during snow events,” said Megan Gilliland, communications manager for the city. To volunteer or to sign up for assistance, visit lawrenceks.org/safe_winter_walkways or call ...

Seniors urged to shop for best Medicare drug plans, watch for fraud

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2008/nov/28/159765/ Bargain-hunting season for Medicare prescription drug plans begins Monday. In Kansas, there are more than 400,000 eligible shoppers, and they have until Dec. 7 to enroll in one of 31 plans or re-enroll in a different plan. Criss Tomlin, a [Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas][1] coordinator, said it’s ...

Public invited to help Douglas County Senior Services celebrate its 40th anniversary

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/aug/18/239783/ Douglas County Senior Services is celebrating its 40th anniversary from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. The nonprofit agency provides services that allow seniors to stay independent and in their homes. Its services include meals, exercise classes, tax assistance and transportation, and ...

Retired KU chemistry professor hasn't missed Lawrence's Octoginta bicycle ride in 37 years

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/oct/02/242103/ Seventy-one-year-old Grover Everett has not missed Lawrence’s renowned [Octoginta][1] bicycle ride in 37 years, and he’s not about to miss this year’s Oct. 14 event either. Heat, cold, wind and rain haven’t deterred him from participating in the 80-mile event. Not even quintuple coronary artery bypass surgery or knee ...

Candidates raise concerns about Medicaid overhaul, property taxes during legislative forum

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/oct/03/242173/ Area Kansas legislators and their opponents in the Nov. 6 election said they were concerned about the state’s overhaul of the Medicaid system during a two-hour forum Wednesday at the Lawrence Senior Center. All of the participants agreed that there should be legislative oversight of the $2.8 billion program ...

Kansas Advocates for Better Care to honor former SRS secretary Robert Harder during benefit

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/jul/09/216912/ Lawrence-based [Kansas Advocates for Better Care][1] will present Robert Harder, of Topeka, with its Caring Award on Oct. 28 during its annual “Stand By Me” benefit event at Maceli’s, 1031 N.H. Harder is being recognized for his lifetime dedication to social services and commitment to quality long-term care for ...

Kansas Advocates for Better Care offers free workshops for nursing home staff, residents

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/feb/01/229293/ Lawrence-based [Kansas Advocates for Better Care][1] has received a $6,000 grant from the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services to provide free training opportunities in nursing homes for staff, residents and family members. The trainings focus on the topics of "Ensuring Dignity and Creating Home" and "Building Teams ...

Legislative forum set for Wednesday to discuss aging issues

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/feb/16/230189/ The Douglas County Coalition on Aging and the Older Women’s League are co-sponsoring a legislative forum from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. Candidates for the Kansas Legislature and Douglas County Commission will be asked about issues affecting seniors in Douglas County. ...

Lawrence Meals on Wheels prepares for 'Savor the Season' Charity Auction!

Mealsonwheels

Honorary event chairs, Joe and Paula Flannery ask you to join them on Oct. 4th, 6pm at Maceli's for Meals on Wheels 8th Annual Charity Auction. This year's "Savor the Season" will feature great food, drinks, a photo booth and silent and live auctions. With over 200 auction items, there ...

Douglas County Senior Services expanding services, community outreach as it gears up for 40th anniversary celebration

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/aug/16/239670/ With the loss of several leadership positions earlier this year, concerns arose about the future of [Douglas County Senior Services][1] and what role it might play, if any, as Lawrence seeks to become a retirement destination. However, interim director Mike Wildgen said Thursday the nonprofit agency has filled all ...

Visiting Nurses is Tailgating for a Good Cause

Lori McSorley

Visiting Nurses would like to invite the community to join us Saturday, September 1st for a tailgate fundraiser honoring Coach Don Fambrough. The Fambrough Fans Tailgate Fundraiser will include commemorative KU t-shirts, beer mugs, and more for purchase. You also won't want to miss out on food and beer from ...

Independence Inc. offers low-cost transportation options for disabled

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/nov/30/203620/ Here's a soundoff question from a reader: **Q: Does Lawrence have any free or low-cost transportation for seniors who are in wheelchairs and need to get to and from physical therapy appointments?** **A:** Brenda Brown, director of development and marketing for Independence Inc., a Lawrence nonprofit that provides assistance ...

Agency to be handing out applications for senior nutrition program Aug. 14

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/aug/08/239185/ Sharon Sturgeon, fiscal assistant with [Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging][1], will be handing out applications and coupons for the Kansas Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. Low-income seniors have until the end of the ...

Seniors in motion: These Lawrence residents don't let age slow them down

Sara Shepherd

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2012/aug/06/238314/ Within minutes of receiving the reporter’s email message on his cell phone, Graham Kreicker is calling back to set up an interview. He’s booked most of the next morning — workout at 7:30, teleconference at 10:30 — but, the 75-year-old Lawrence resident suggests, how about talking in person over ...

Physical and financial abuse of older adults often goes unreported due to stigma, involvement of those they care about

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/aug/03/238735/ In 70 percent of the cases in which older adults are victims of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation, the perpetrators are family, friends and caregivers. It’s one of the reasons that cases often go unreported. Mitzi McFatrich, executive director of Kansas Advocates for Better Care, said it’s difficult for ...

Farmers market program for low-income seniors taking applications

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/jul/18/237818/ Low-income seniors have until the end of the month to apply to receive $30 to spend on fruits and vegetables at farmers' markets. The [Kansas Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program][1] is available in 24 counties, including Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee. To be eligible, a person must be 60 years ...

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