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Rural Leavenworth County resident Audrie Hummelgaard celebrates 102nd birthday
June 16, 2011
Happy birthday to Audrie Hummelgaard. She turns 102 on Friday. After more than a century of roaming Kansas and beyond — she’s been to 46 states — she’s content to stay in her red brick home in rural Leavenworth County north of Eudora.
Breakfast celebrates Older Americans Month
May 10, 2011
Trinity In-Home Care is celebrating Older Americans Month with a community breakfast Friday.
Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging hosting annual fundraiser to benefit Guardian Angel Fund
May 5, 2011
The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging will host its annual fundraiser, which benefits seniors in its Guardian Angel Fund.
Wichita federal judge is nation’s oldest at 103
April 11, 2011
In a courtroom in Wichita, the day begins much as it has for the past 49 years: Court is in session, U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown presiding. But what happens next is no longer routine; it’s a testament to one man’s sheer determination.
No excuses
Nonagenarians maintain rigorous workout routines
September 26, 2010
Dorothy McGregor doesn’t like to drive much anymore. Erma Morgan is legally blind. But, those little things don’t stop the Lawrence 90-somethings from hitting their respective gyms three to five times a week.
Older residents seek job-hunting assistance at Lawrence employment expo
Expo features vendors, résumé reviews, workshops
September 23, 2010
Diane Krayenhagen has been without a job for the past year and half. Her unemployment benefits have run out and she’s living off a cashed-in CD.
Moore touts support for Medicaid at Shawnee health care facility
August 20, 2010
A Shawnee senior health care facility was the 36th stop for a national petition effort to encourage federal and state governments to support Medicare funding.
Forum to address seniors’ health care
April 17, 2010
Ageism in the health care debate will be the topic of a spring community forum sponsored by the Douglas County Coalition on Aging next week.
Douglas County Senior Services, Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs to be closed for maintenance
11:55 a.m., March 30, 2010 Updated 05:41 p.m.
Douglas County Senior Services and the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs, 745 Vt., will be closed on Wednesday, March 31, because of water maintenance.
Old cell phones wanted
March 27, 2010
Douglas County Senior Services would like to put old cell phones to new uses.
Courses give seniors variety of new skills
March 23, 2010
Need to brush up on money management skills? Want to learn how to better protect yourself and home? These are some of the topics that will be offered during a series of programs for older adults called “Skillbuilders.”
Budget shortfalls mean some senior citizens in the state are going hungry
February 24, 2010
Senior meal program managers across the state are being forced to make a tough decision: who goes hungry and who doesn’t.
Consumer group releases good, bad lists of Kansas nursing homes
Inspections reveal problems, strengths at care facilities
January 19, 2010
Kansas Advocates for Better Care releases it findings on how Kansas nursing homes are faring when it comes to inspections. Its findings are based on three years of inspections.
Lawrence doesn’t have enough volunteers to help those who need their sidewalk shoveled
Program can’t keep up with requests for sidewalk clearing
January 11, 2010
A program the city has been touting to match volunteers with residents who are physically unable to shovel their sidewalks has been unable to keep up with a record level of requests.
Waves of fund cuts imperil nursing homes
October 5, 2009
The nation’s nursing homes are perilously close to laying off workers, cutting services — possibly even closing — because of a perfect storm wallop from the recession and deep federal and state government spending cuts, industry experts say.