Need Help?

Call 785-842-0543
Toll-Free: 1-877-295-3277

Douglas County
Senior Services, Inc.

745 Vermont Street
Lawrence, Kansas

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone (785) 842-0543
Toll Free (877) 295-3277
Fax 785-842-0562

Caregiver Support

Nearly 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day.  Many caregivers are in the sandwich generation, caregiving for both their children and their parents.  Following are links to websites that we have found useful to caregivers and their families.


Our Caregivers Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 2:15 – 3:45 at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont Street.  Private communication is also available by appointment.

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Inc – Advocates on aging issues, builds community partnerships and implements programs within Shawnee, Jefferson and Douglas Counties to help seniors live independent and dignified lives.

Eldercare Locator – Connecting You to Community Services.

National Family Caregivers Association – Educate. Support.  Empower.  Advocate.

National Caregivers Library – Find hundreds of articles, forms, checklists, links and other valuable resources.

Caring Connections – Provides people with information and support when they are planning ahead, caring for loved ones, living with an illness or grieving a loss.

Caregiver & Assisted Living Information Resource – Simplifying Caregiving, Supporting Caregivers.

Support for Spousal Caregivers.

For the people helping people with Alzheimer’s.

Up to date information from the Alzheimer’s Association.

Where to go to find resources to help pay for medications, health care, food, utilities and more. 

The Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare.

Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging. 

American Heart Association, Learn and Live. 

Arthritis Foundation.  Take Control. We Can Help.

American Cancer Society.  The Official Sponsor of Birthdays.

American Diabetes Association.  Information and support for you and your loved ones.

National Stroke Association.

American Parkinsons Disease Association.  Ease the Burden.  Find the Cure.