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


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60 & Better Newsletter

Our newsletter, 60 & Better is published to help inform and educate. To view the archived issues online, click on the link below. Subscribe     Thank you to the Lawrence Journal World for partnering with us on the publication...

About Us

Helping older residents of Douglas County get connected and stay connected. Douglas County Senior Services, Inc. is committed to creating opportunities that allow older residents of Douglas County to remain independent and active in their homes...

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. Resources ...

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 a...

Contact Us

Douglas County Senior Services, Inc. 745 Vermont Street Lawrence, KS 66044-2371 Fax (785) 842-0562 Phone (785) 842-0543 or Toll Free (877) 295-3277 Administrative Staff Kristin Scheurer , Executive Director, X101 Brenna Buchanan Young ,...


Douglas County Senior Services, Inc. is a private not for profit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible and stay in Douglas County to help us with our mission of serving the older adults of Douglas County. To make a donation or for...


Retiree Attraction and Retention Douglas County Senior Services supports the commitment of the City of Lawrence and Douglas County to attract and retain retirees to the Lawrence and Douglas County Community. Learn more

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Classes & Events Calendar

Leisure and Learning

Classes, Trips and other activities! Contact: Janet Ikenberry, Community Services Program Manager Many of our current classes are cosponsored with Lawrence Parks and Recreation. You can also see our class offering in our 60 & Better Newsletter....

Leisure & Learning Classes

Classes | Trips | Entertainment

Leisure & Learning Entertainment

Classes | Trips | Entertainment

Leisure & Learning Trips

Classes | Trips | Entertainment

Medicare Information

If you have questions about Medicare, we have trained counselors available by appointment.  We also sponsor a "Welcome to Medicare" meeting once a month. This informational meeting is designed for those new to Medicare. Ask a Medicare Counselor: Call ...

New Horizons Band

Hope you had a nice summer and are ready to play! The schedule is as follows: September  6,13,20,27 Rehearsals October 4 – Brandon Woods Main Building, 1501 Inverness (3:45) 11 – Rehearsal 18 – Rehearsal 25 – Pioneer Ridge Health Center November 1– Pio...

Retiree Attraction

Douglas County Senior Services is pleased to support the City of Lawrence and Douglas County commitment to attract and retain retirees to the Lawrence and Douglas County Community. Executive Summary Retiree Attraction and Retention Task force Report...

Senior Meals

Ray Buckingham , Senior Meals Program Manager Chip McConnell , Senior Meals Assistant Program Manager   Senior Meals Department Mission Statement Improving the lives of Douglas County residents 60 and older by serving well-balanced, nutritious...

Senior Wheels

Terry Berner , Transportation Coordinator (785) 865-6925 Senior Wheels serves the needs of customers who are 60 years or older.  We provide rides in Lawrence city limits and are available on a limited basis to provide rides in Eudora and Lecompton.  W...


Douglas County Senior Services has many types of volunteer positions available.  We would not be able to serve the community in the way we do now without our valuable volunteers.  Listed below are just a few of the positions that are available. If you a...

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