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:

  • Advice and help, such as Legal Aid, AARP Tax-Aide Assistance, and Medicare enrollment and counseling
  • Rides for seniors to the doctor, the grocery store, or wherever in Douglas County you want to go
  • Lifelong learning with classes sponsored by the Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence Parks and Recreation, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Presentations, such as AARP Smart Driving, Just Cook for Seniors with Just Food, and ongoing health presentations and screenings from LMH Health
  • Community groups, such as the Intergenerational Choir, the New Horizons Band, and our own Tuesday Painters
  • Games room with space for groups, such as Scrabble Club, billiards, and darts
  • Support groups, such as Caregiver Support
  • Partnerships for services, such as the City of Lawrence Safe Winter Walkways program for snow removal

The Senior Resource Center for Douglas County is here for you no matter your need.  Our staff are available for consultations to help you find the information and resources that you need.

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 what the SRC can do for you, call 785-842-0543 or contact us using our online form.

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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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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Activities in Lawrence for Seniors

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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