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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

Community Services

Janet Ikenberry, Community Services Program Manager,  60 & Better Editor
Criss Tomlin,  Community Services Program Assistant, SHICK Coordinator
Larry Woydziak, Community Services Program Assistant

Information, Referral and Assistance

Specific and up-to-date information for older adults with questions about aging services.  If you have questions, please call 785-842-0543.

Medicare Information – Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK)

If you have questions about Medicare and Supplemental Insurance, we have trained counselors available by appointment.  A “Welcome to Medicare” meeting is held once a month. This informational meeting is designed for those new to Medicare. See our Medicare Information page for dates.

Caregiver Support

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.

60 & Better Monthly Newsletter

A monthly newsletter filled with timely articles, class and trip listings, calendar of events, and program information.  Click here to see the current newsletter and/or to subscribe.

Senior Housing Information 

Click here to view up to date Senior Housing  in the community.

Legal Services

Appointments are available at the Senior Center one morning each month.  Call to schedule an appointment.

AARP Tax Aide Program

AARP Tax Aide Volunteers are available to prepare income taxes at the Senior Center on a seasonal basis.  They may be available by appointment during the year. Call 785-856-0365.

Safe Winter Walkways

Need help clearing public walkways during the winter months?  DCSS and the City of Lawrence have partnered to help seniors clear their public sidewalks.  Visit the City of Lawrence Website for more information.

Holiday Bureau

An annual event where members of the community anonymously adopt an older person for the holidays by providing a grocery store gift card and items from the senior’s wish list.  For more details, email Janet Ikenberry, Community Services Program Manager.

Explore Your Options

The guide to information and in-home services available in Kansas

Douglas County Guide to services available for seniors and caregivers