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Seniors

Forum focuses on senior issues
July 16, 2009
Lawrence is becoming a retirement destination, and a coalition of leaders plans to keep it that way.
Eudora retirement home residents’ complaints prompt two-day inspection by state
July 9, 2009
Retirement is meant to be a relaxing time in one’s life. Unfortunately for residents of Eudora’s Pine Crest III Apartments, 703 W. Eighth St., the past seven months have been anything but peaceful.
Series for seniors begins this week
June 30, 2009
A summer series is offering information about issues concerning seniors and caregivers during lunchtime on Thursdays.
Forum to gather input on aging issues
June 26, 2009
The aging of Douglas County’s population will be the topic of discussion at a community meeting.
Pioneer Ridge plans new rehab therapy center
June 15, 2009
Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community plans to open Lawrence’s first post-acute rehabilitation facility.
Series to address senior, caregiver issues
May 16, 2009
A summer series aims to provide information about issues concerning seniors and caregivers during lunchtime on Thursdays. It also is designed to spark conversation and provide support. Programs will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the Lawrence Public Library’s gallery room, 707 Vt., and participants should bring a sack lunch.
Final Skillbuilders programs announced
April 18, 2009
Senior Outreach Services of the Lawrence Public Library is host to Skillbuilders programs, which offer emotional and physical support to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one.
Breakfast celebrates senior citizens
April 11, 2009
Trinity In-Home Care is having a community breakfast to celebrate Older Americans Month.
New networking site geared to seniors
March 30, 2009
Facebook, shmacebook. Senior citizens want their own social networking sites. Marilyn Carroll, 61, says her peers want jokes, movie reviews, book recommendations and recipes. They also want to make new friends and reconnect with old ones, but they refuse to plod through complicated instructions with unfamiliar terminology.
Seminar examines osteoporosis risks
March 30, 2009
Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of people 50 and older. Douglas County Senior Services will be having a seminar about how to prevent the disease from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt..
Brandon Woods receives safety award
March 3, 2009
Brandon Woods at Alvamar was named a recipient of the Kansas State Safety Award for completing more than 500,000 work hours without a lost-time on the job accident. The organization was recognized at a special awards ceremony Feb. 27 in Lawrence.
Food drive collects for senior citizens
November 19, 2008
Lawrence Area Partners in Aging is conducting its annual drive for nonperishable food items for senior citizens.
Task force watches for elder fraud
November 10, 2008
Officials here estimate that as many as 3,500 elderly Sedgwick County residents are robbed every year by scam artists, family “caregivers” or other thieves.
Senior services gives Seaver Award
October 31, 2008
Douglas County Senior Services has announced Hank Booth as the 2009 Seaver Award recipient. Booth is a former radio station owner, on-air personality and announcer for Kansas University men’s basketball games. Booth is also involved in several community organizations and currently works for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Wii program helps senior citizens stay active and healthy
October 30, 2008
Seniors can still get out and play golf despite the chilly autumn temperatures.