Community Engagement

The Senior Resource Center informs about and creates opportunities that allow older residents of Douglas County to remain independent and active in their homes and communities and avoid social isolation through various programs, activities, volunteering, and other outlets throughout the community. Our programs and resources to community activities with area partners are designed to meet the variety of interests and needs of older adults and their families across the spectrum, from the most active seniors to the frail elderly.

Senior Engagement Scholarship

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.

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Classes, Seminars & Lectures

Whether you want to learn how to tap dance, make sushi, or discuss concepts alongside fellow learners of all ages, the options in Douglas County are limitless.

Here specifically here at the SRC we offer classes in estate planning, Welcome to Medicare, and AARP Smart Driver Course to name a few. Check out our online calendar of events for upcoming SRC courses and events.  For information about classes, call 785-842-0543 or contact us using our online form.

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Recreation & Fitness

Living an active retirement is easy when you have so many opportunities from which to choose. Lawrence alone is home to 54 parks, 70 miles of trails, a gorgeous state park with lakeside marina four miles from town, four recreation buildings, dozens of exercise spaces, and numerous classes and programs all geared towards keeping Lawrence active.

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The arts and entertainment scene in Lawrence is a vital part of our culture and showcases our local community talent. Boredom is not an option. Whether participating in area parks and rec activities, or observing world class performers at our state of the art venues, Douglas County has many options for entertainment.

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To get involved and become a SRC Volunteer, contact Stefanie Macfarlane at 785- 727-7884 or
or bring your completed Volunteer Application to our office.

Douglas County is full of other opportunities to volunteer. For the single best place to view opportunities and/or sign up to be notified when something appears of interest to you, go to the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center or call 785-865-5030.

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