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A Fulfilling Next Chapter

Opportunities for involvement, professional development and second careers abound in Lawrence. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, activity and contribution opportunities are endless.

Stay involved

Residents of Douglas County are all about giving back. There are countless ways to contribute in the Lawrence area, from assisting at the Lied Center events to helping out with furry friends at the Lawrence Humane Society, or even attending classes to become certified as a Master Food Volunteer. Arts minded retirees may also enjoy our popular Van-go program, and for those hoping to get in touch with nature and animals the Midnight Farm is a valuable resource.

Services like Volunteer Match and Volunteer Douglas County offer opportunities based on participant time limitations and skills. But using google to search for volunteer opportunities also brings up places that need assistance, whether it’s the local hospital, city advisory boards, or the library there is something that suits for anyone. Want a more personalized recommendation? Contact us and we’ll point you in the right direction while helping you make local connections.

Consider building a business

A newly created business incubator provides support for local entrepreneurially minded residents. With this available local support it might be just the right time to build the business you’ve always dreamed of. There are multiple opportunities for every skill level from Lawrence Creates MakerSpace or the more arts and crafts oriented Percolator.

Start a second career

With an active university, there are always part-time job opportunities available in most any industry. With projected job growth of 1.8% and major industries being education, technology and bio-science, Lawrence has a gross metro product of 4.7 billion and an unemployment rate of 4.4%. Search here for suitable opportunities.

Life is better in Lawrence

Support services

Your consultation with a retirement coach will point you to the right direction as far as opportunities that fit you.

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Downtown Lawrence

So many activities

Our Why Retire Here section is full of so many things to do, with numerous clubs, volunteer and job opportunities to keep you active.

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