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Lawrence Council on Aging records

Call Number: RH MS 684


The Lawrence Council on Aging worked as a nonprofit organization to provide services to the aging of Lawrence, Kansas, and the surrounding vicinity, including Ottawa, Baldwin and Eudora, including coordinating meals at local churches and community centers and providing a bus service. This collection contains primarily the Council's funding records and transit logs; other documents record the weekly meal preparations.


  • Creation: 1974 - 1979


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Lawrence Council on Aging

The Lawrence Council on Aging was originally established in 1972 as the Douglas County Planning Council on Services for the Aging, Inc., which was changed to Council on Aging (COA) soon thereafter. The Council officially changed its name to Douglas County Senior Services, Inc. (DCSS) in 1988. Since 2017 the council has operated as the Douglas County Advocacy Council on Aging.

The council is a non-profit organization with goals to determine the needs of the elderly (over the age of 60) in Lawrence and surrounding communities and suggest plans and programs to meet those needs. Positions on the council are filled by appointment by the Lawrence City Commission and Board of County Commissioners and are filled for 3-years terms. The council has established the Douglas County Senior Resource Center (SRC), which runs and maintains all programs for seniors suggested by the council. Resources at the SRC, located in downtown Lawrence, KS, include information and advice on Medicare and other senior assistance government programs, clubs and activities, ride services, support groups, a game room, arts and continued education classes, and health presentations and screenings by LMH (Lawrence Memorial Hospital) Health.

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20.5 Linear Feet (21 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 684

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Processing Information

Previously shelved at RH MS 291.

Guide to the Lawrence Council on Aging Collection
Lawrence Council on Aging records
Finding aid prepared by rlf, 2006. Finding aid encoded by rlf, 2006. Finding aid revised by kls, 2023.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Lawrence Council on Aging records, Kansas Collection, RH MS 684, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States