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    The Latest in Douglas County

    Want to know the latest in resources in Douglas County? Look here for introductions to local culture, activities, businesses, and many ways to get involved in addition to advice for those anticipating starting their next chapter.

    Improve Your Life With the Arts in Lawrence

    September 28th, 2016|

    Did you know the arts are especially beneficial to health and happiness in retirement? Learn about Lawrence arts opportunities and explore research on how the arts can improve your entire well-being.

    What You Need to Know About Volunteering in Retirement

    August 22nd, 2016|

    Did you know that volunteering can provide valuable health and mental well-being benefits to retirees? Here’s how even a few hours of time spent volunteering can help you stay involved and promote better health.

    6 Must See Kansas Fall Festivals

    August 19th, 2016|

    With Kansas Fall Festivals there’s no shortage of ways to satisfy cravings for outdoor air, turkey legs, pumpkin donuts, or even live jousting! These events are sure to make fall memorable.

    Why Lawrence Was Our First Choice for Retirement

    July 22nd, 2016|

    What prompted Chicago natives Mike and Barbara Hartnett to move from Illinois and make Lawrence, KS their retirement destination? In this interview the Hartnetts share how they decided to reinvent their retirement in Lawrence.

    5 Reasons to Consider Lawrence Your Top Retirement Destination

    June 24th, 2016|

    Integrating into a new, vibrant community is the perfect time to reinvent. Explore what to look for in a retirement destination and discover how Lawrence fits the bill.

    7 Must-See Lawrence Events and Festivals This Summer

    May 24th, 2016|

    The largest festival of street performers in the U.S., a farmer's market voted best in Lawrence, and a weeklong celebration of film, music, art and ideas are only a few local activities. Open your door to new possibilities in Lawrence this summer!

    6 Reasons Why Gardening Is the Perfect Retirement Hobby

    April 22nd, 2016|

    It’s important to look for a hobby that can be altered to fit your new lifestyle perfectly. Why should you consider gardening? Explore the health, mood, community involvement benefits, and more about this perfect retirement hobby.

    6 Reasons Why Lawrence is the Ultimate Sports Town

    March 8th, 2016|

    When thinking of what makes a sports town great, a town with a winning team normally comes to mind. But is there more? While best known for being home to nationally-ranked KU sports, Lawrence knows it’s not just the record, it’s the culture.

    Relationships and the Good Life

    February 8th, 2016|

    What makes life good? Could a 75 year study of 700+ people help you understand how invest your life? Learn about the longest running adult development study with Robert Waldinger, psychiatrist and Harvard Study of Adult Development Director.

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