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24 hours in Lawrence

The elderly are hipper than you

The only YouTube videos come from the Douglas County Senior Center

May 22, 2007

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When the Journal-World and 6News asked Lawrence residents to submit YouTube videos of the "24 Hours in Lawrence," we weren't sure what to expect.

What we didn't expect was that the only YouTube videos we received would come from the Douglas County Senior Center.

That's right, Lawrence. The elderly are hipper than you.

Tina Roberts submitted these videos, depicting the day for seniors.

She writes: "The Bell Choir performed for residents of Presbyterian Manor between 2 and 3 pm on Tuesday, May 10th."

Here is the video

Here is more bell choir video.

And then there's this:

"Every week, Pickleball is played in the Multipurpose room at the Senior Center. Pickleball is extremely popular with seniors throughout the country. It is a court game played like ping pong, tennis and badminton all in one:"

Here is the pickleball video.

The Senior Center also told its story in photos:

Janet Ikenberry is our Community Services Program Manager.  Once a month she delivers commodities to homebound seniors.  On May 10th, between 11 and 2 she made her deliveries.

Janet Ikenberry is our Community Services Program Manager. Once a month she delivers commodities to homebound seniors. On May 10th, between 11 and 2 she made her deliveries.

The commodities consisted of juice, dry milk, evaporated milk, cheese, canned vegetables, dry rice, cereal, canned fruit, and canned beef.

The commodities consisted of juice, dry milk, evaporated milk, cheese, canned vegetables, dry rice, cereal, canned fruit, and canned beef.

About 11:30 am, Janet delivered the commodities to senior, Christine Johnson.  Christine was thrilled to see Janet and was particularly excited that she got apple juice in the delivery.

Janet made several deliveries, and all seniors were so very happy to see her and each one had questions about their Medicare or drug prescription plans for Janet.  Each visit ended with a big hug and a sentimental bid good bye.

About 11:30 am, Janet delivered the commodities to senior, Christine Johnson. Christine was thrilled to see Janet and was particularly excited that she got apple juice in the delivery. Janet made several deliveries, and all seniors were so very happy to see her and each one had questions about their Medicare or drug prescription plans for Janet. Each visit ended with a big hug and a sentimental bid good bye.

Skillbuilders, a program of Education and Support for Widows, Widowers and Caregivers met at 9:30-12 on May 10th.  The presentation of the day was "Taking Care of Your Car" given by Richard Haig, of Westside 66.  Pictured are Carol Owen, Richard Haig, and Rosemary Kay.
Skillbuilders is sponsored jointly by Douglas County Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care and Douglas County Senior Services.

Skillbuilders, a program of Education and Support for Widows, Widowers and Caregivers met at 9:30-12 on May 10th. The presentation of the day was "Taking Care of Your Car" given by Richard Haig, of Westside 66. Pictured are Carol Owen, Richard Haig, and Rosemary Kay. Skillbuilders is sponsored jointly by Douglas County Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care and Douglas County Senior Services.

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