745 Vermont Street
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone (785) 842-0543
Toll Free (877) 295-3277
We have a nice library at the Senior Center that focuses on caregiving and support for caregivers. Items are available for check out. If you are a caregiver, and would like to attend our Caregivers Support Groups, they are held on the first and third Monday of each month from 2:15 – 3:45. Everyone is welcome.
Please see Janet Ikenberry for more details.
300 Tips for Making Life Easier
A Journey with My Parents into Old Age
Adult Residential Care Journal
Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Notebook
Alzheimer’s Disease: A Guide for Families
Alzheimer’s Disease: Everything You Need to Know
Alzheimer’s Early Stages
American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes
American Red Cross Family Caregiving
Away From Her – DVD
Caring and Coping When Your Loved One is Seriously Ill
Caring for Your Parents: The Complete AARP Guide
Caring for Yourself – Caring for Others: The Ultimate Balance
Chronic Pain and Family
Coach Broyles’ Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
How to Heal Depression
How to Survive the Loss of a Parent
Living a Health Life with Chronic Conditions
Living When a Loved One Has Died
Mayo Clinic Guide to Self Care
Mayo Clinic on Arthritis
Mayo Clinic on Healthy Aging
Mayo Clinic on Managing Incontinence
Memory Lane Family – DVD
Stress Protection Plan
Surviving Schizophrenia: A Family Manual
Taking Care of Caregivers
Talking with Your Aging Parents
The 36 Hour Day
The Alzheimer’s Action Plan
The Arthritis Cure
The Arthritis Helpbook
The Comfort of Home: A guide for Caregivers
The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers
The Encyclopedia of Elder Care
The Everything Guide to Caring for Aging Parents
The Merck Manual of Health and Aging
Understanding Cancer: A Patient’s Guide to Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment
Understanding Mourning: A Guide for Those Who Grieve
Wednesday, May 1 – Chicken Lasagna
Thursday, May 2 – Boneless Pork Chop
Friday, May 3 – Chicken Sandwich
Monday, May 6 – Pulled Pork
Tuesday, May 7 – Tomato & Basil Chicken with Pasta
Wednesday, May 8 – Hamburger
Thursday, May 9 – Caribbean Chicken
Friday, May 10 – Ham Salad
Monday, May 13 – Beef Tips
Tuesday, May 14 – Hot Dog
Wednesday, May 15 – Teriyaki Chicken
Thursday, May 16 – BBQ Rib Sandwich
Friday, May 17 – Grilled Chicken
Monday, May 20 – Meatloaf
Tuesday, May 21 – Chicken Nuggets
Wednesday, May 22 – Beef Enchiladas
Thursday, May 23 – Baked Chicken
Friday, May 24 – Tuna Salad
Monday, May 27 – CLOSED for Memorial Day Holiday
Tuesday, May 28 – Goulash with Meat
Wednesday, May 29 – Chicken Enchiladas
Thursday, May 30 – Baked Ham
Friday, May 31 – Turkey Sandwich
(Menu subject to change without notice.)
Were you a Girl Scout? Do you remember Hidden Valley Camp? It all began in 1956 and we hope to bring some alum back to take a tour and enjoy a lunch.
Monday, June 3, 11 am -12:30 p.m. Fee: None. Transportation provided from Lawrence Senior Center.
Come join us for a beautiful trip to the Hidden Valley Camp where we will go on a personal tour of the camp and enjoy a genuine campfire lunch of hotdogs and s ‘mores! Did you know that Hidden Valley Camp, purchased in 1956, is one of the few privately owned wilderness areas in Lawrence? The camp is primarily used for Girl Scout events, and has shelters, a cabin, beautiful trails, and year-round campsites. Come view the surrounding wildlife and find out more interesting facts about this wonderful wilderness area within our own city. If you are a past Girl Scout, this trip would be a wonderful way to relive the Girl Scout passion of nature exploration and adventure. *Last day to register is Friday, May 24.
One of the hardest topics to discuss with your aging loved one is when it is time to give up the keys. The loss of driving can create all kinds of issues, including depression and loneliness, from the loss of independence. It is important to be prepared and do your homework to find what resources are available in the community to help you and your loved one through this transition. Of course your first instinct is to offer to take him or her everywhere they need to go. Unless you have 36 hours in your day, this may be impossible. There are many options for transportation in the Douglas County community.
There are independent taxi services available as well, see the yellow pages for information.
We made it through April 15th, and the AARP Tax Aide Program has wrapped things up for another tax season. There are a few new changes that took effect January 1, 2013 that may be of interest to you.
While the Kansas Legislature is still in session, there are other changes that are being considered to the tax laws. We will keep you updated with any new laws or changes that are made during the 2013 session.
For questions regarding taxes, please call (785)813-1136. This number is available year round.