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Senior Engagement Scholarships

In an effort to offset the risks of isolation in seniors, the Senior Resource Center now offers scholarships for qualifying seniors to access fitness classes, educational courses, and cultural events in the community. The program, funded in part by a Community Impact Grant from the United Way of Douglas County, will provide funding and transportation to at-risk seniors to encourage physical activity and social engagement.

The goal of this initiative is for seniors to increase their physical activity and social engagement. This will help them decrease the impact of the high risk behaviors of inactivity and isolation that lead to poorer physical and mental health. Isolation is now the top predictor of early death among seniors.

To qualify for a Senior Engagement Scholarship, you must meet the following qualifications and provide documentation of the following:
1. 60+ years of age
2. Resident of Douglas County
3. Utilize Medicaid, SNAP, or local subsidized housing, or have a low income

Approved seniors will receive a Senior Engagement Scholarships eligibility card to present to any Senior Engagement Scholarship partner. Qualified applicants will be able to use the scholarship for one year with the option to renew with demonstration of ongoing need and qualifications.

To Apply
For more information or to apply for a Senior Engagement Scholarship, contact Stefanie Macfarlane at or call 785-842-0543 to set a up meeting.

Senior Engagement Scholarships Flyer
Download a copy of the Senior Engagement Scholarships Flyer to share with seniors you know to encourage them to remain active and engaged!

Senior Engagement Scholarships Partners

Lawrence Parks & Recreation
Lifelong Learning

Programs offered by the Lawrence Parks & Rec Department (LPRD) are designed for those 50 years or older to maintain an active lifestyle.

Lied Center of Kansas

The Lied Center of Kansas serves the state’s flagship university, students, and the greater community by functioning as a catalyst for the arts, creativity, engagement, and community building through diverse, relevant, and world-class artists.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a part of KU Professional & Continuing Education. Osher is committed to creating accessible and innovative learning environments throughout Kansas and the Greater Kansas City area, with special focus on participants age 50 and over, although anyone can participate.

Theatre Lawrence

Theatre Lawrence partners with volunteers to create and deliver extraordinary theatre and education programs that engage community members of all ages and backgrounds as audience members and participants.

Certain trips and special events may not qualify for Scholarship discounts.

Senior Engagement Scholarships are funded in part by a Community Impact Grant from the United Way of Douglas County.