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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
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2013 Senior Resource Guide

We are so excited to offer this publication!

Running Out of Footprints

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 of unidentified family photographs you’ve been meaning to organize and attempt to label?  Do you have stacks of old letter and documents you know you should transcribe for posterity but keep assigning the task to some unknown point in the future?  Author Cathy Callen will talk about how she managed to take control of her inherited photos, letters and documents and how she organized those mementos and recorded them in her book, Running out of Footprints.

Cathy’s presentation will include photographs, examples of completed projects and an audience-participation exercise.  Refreshments will be served, and Cathy will be available following the presentation to sign copies of her book.

Cathy Callen is a retired educator with an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and a master’s degree from the University of Kansas.  She has poems published in Washburn University’s literary magazine Inscape, and in Tallgrass Voices, a publication of the Kansas Authors Club.  She also has had articles published in Connections, a publication of the Indiana Historical Society as well as in UUWorld, the national journal for the Unitarian Universalist Association. Running out of Footprints is her first book and is available for sale at The Raven book store in Lawrence and also available for checkout at the Lawrence Public Library.

Please call Douglas County Senior Services, Inc at (785) 842-0543 to register for this free presentation.roof

Welcome to Medicare!

Do you have questions about Medicare and what it does and doesn’t cover?  Join us for an interactive presentation that will answer those questions, and more!  Wednesday, April 16th at noon.  Bring your lunch and learn about A, B, C & D


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A fun event to benefit Community Village Lawrence

A Trip Down Memory Lane: 1969 Orange Bowl Revival. The fundraiser will take place on April 27th from 3 to 6 p.m. inside the Crown Toyota Showroom, 3430 Iowa Street. Special guest Bobby Douglass and emcee Jeremy Taylor will lead attendees in a colorful afternoon of hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, KA Mimms PhotographyContinue Reading

60 & Better | April 2014

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April Menu

Tuesday, April 1 – Chicken and Noodles Wednesday, April 2 – Beef Enchiladas Thursday, April 3 – Chicken Breast Friday, April 4 – Ham with Brown Gravy   Monday, April 7 – Caribbean Chicken Tuesday, April 8 – BBQ Brisket Wednesday, April 9 – Roasted Turkey Thursday, April 10 – Spaghetti and Meatballs Friday, AprilContinue Reading

Dangerous Drug Interactions

Did you know that according to the American Geriatrics Society, more than 40% of people over the age of 65 take five or more prescription medication each and every day?  Some have been prescribed by the same physician, but many have been prescribed by different specialty physicians for chronic conditions such as high blood pressureContinue Reading