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Your Senior Resource Center Dougla County Resources for Seniors
Your Senior Resource Center Dougla County Resources for Seniors

Resources for Seniors

The Senior Resource Center for Douglas County is your go-to place for anything related to being a senior.

Whether you are a new senior looking for ways to design your retirement to fit your dreams, are suddenly in a crisis and need help navigating a complicated list of resources, or are a family member wondering what options are available, SRC is your first place to go.

If we don’t provide what you want, if it exists we can help you find it.

SRC itself provides:

  • The Senior Center where seniors can drop in to read the paper, watch TV, have a cup of coffee, or just hang out
  • Events, such as seminars, community forums, and so forth
  • Classes, such as Spanish, Math, Writing Your Memoirs, Cooking on a Budget, and much more
  • Community groups, such as the New Horizons Band, Intergenerational Choir, Tuesday Downtown Painters, and classes sponsored by the Lawrence Arts Center and Lawrence Parks and Recreation
  • Games, such as Scrabble Club and billiards
  • Support groups, such as Caregiver Support
  • Advice and help, such as Legal Aid, AARP Tax-Aide Assistance, and Medicare enrollment
  • Rides for seniors to the doctor, the grocery store, or wherever in Douglas County you want to go
  • Home-delivered meals
  • Services, such as Safe Winter Walkways snow removal and free fans in the summertime
  • Arts and entertainment scholarships, senior discounts, and free tickets

Senior Resource Center for Douglas County partners with organizations and governments throughout the county and state to provide many additional advantages for seniors. If it has to do with seniors, SRC knows about it or will find out for you!

For more information about the SRC can do for you, call Charlene at (785) 727-7871 or contact us using our online form.

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Activities

This is your one-stop-shop to find out what is coming up, whether you are looking for a class, an event, a conference, or other activities. Activities include events for seniors and for professionals who work with seniors, whether offered by the Senior Resource Center for Douglas County or by other organizations.

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End Of Life Issues

End of Life Issues

Facing the realities that life is going to end is difficult enough without having to navigate the maze of uncomfortable options. We are here to help you find your way through the following issues and more.

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Financial & Legal Services

Financial & Legal

Kansas Legal Services provides legal assistance for seniors at the Senior Resource Center. A limited number of appointments are available each month. You must be age 60 or over and a resident of Douglas County to qualify.

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Food & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition

Everyone needs food! In addition to the great grocery stores, farmers markets, charitable food pantries/banks, and restaurants in Douglas County, seniors have additional choices.

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Health Care Resources

Health Care

Finding the right health care professional, discovering what services are paid for by Medicare or your insurance, getting help at home, finding a new living arrangement, getting drugs and equipment, and many other challenges can be overwhelming.

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Housing

Housing is more than choosing where to retire. Maybe you want to stay where you are. Maybe you need help downsizing. Maybe you’d like to look into the many great retirement communities in Douglas County or are ready for assisted living or full care. We can help!

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In Home Assistance

In-Home Assistance

Need someone to come into your home to do a few chores? Help with bathing and dressing? Give your  caregiver some time away? Set up medicines for the week? Provide skilled treatments? We provide unbiased information and guide you for the solution right for you.

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Relationships

Relationships

As hard as relationships can be, people need people. Senior Resource Center for Douglas County is here to help. Senior Resource Center provide opportunities to meet people and get involved.

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Senior Wheels

Transportation

Senior Wheels of SRC provides Douglas County seniors door-to-door transportation for medical, nutritional, and personal purposes. Transportation for individuals who use a wheelchair lift or a ramp is available; just let us know your preference when scheduling your ride.

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Safety & Securty

Safety & Security

Everyone needs to be safe and secure, especially in the home. The Senior Resource Center for Douglas County can help you find many services to ensure your safety.

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