We currently are not providing Medical Transportation. We had to discontinue this service in July of 2016. We are hopeful to get it reinstated in January of 2018. Please check back on this website for new and upcoming announcements.
ACCESS TO SERVICES
Here at the Topeka LULAC Senior Center, we engage in a wide range of activities and services and we would love for you to join us! To get started, take a look at the buttons below. We also provide basic needs shopping trips twice a month.(We must have advance notice of any transportation to the Senior Center or for events at least 24 hours in advance) If you would like to participate in the many activities like our Cooks in the Kitchen, Wow Computer Classes, or fun off-site activities at the Center we will need a completed UPR (Uniform Program Registration) form before we can provide you a ride, or you can join in the congregate Meals on Wheels lunch. All forms are available on this website. Feel free to give us a call at (785) 234-5809 if you have any questions or would like us to send you your forms by mail. Once the forms are returned, we process your information right away! Thank you so much for joining us; we can't wait to get to know you! Need a little more information? Check us out on Facebook! Topeka Lulac Senior Center.
We provide transportation to and from the Senior Center, and to off-site activities. Currently, we are not providing Medical Transportation. If you are needing assistance please contact Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging and they can refer you to medical transportation providers in the area.
Meals on Wheels
The Topeka LULAC Senior Center is a Meals On Wheels Congregate and Distribution Site. This means that those who qualify may eat lunch provided by Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties at our location and that we serve as a hub for volunteers who deliver meals in our neighborhood. Please note you must contact Meals on Wheels 24 hours in advance of having a meal at the congregate site.
We are so lucky to have an experienced professional volunteer her time, knowledge, and smile to lead our exercise group. These engaging activities are specially tailored to meet the needs of our participants and can greatly increase an individuals range of movement- and it's fun!!
Monthly Health Checks
Several times a month we host nursing students from Baker University who check our participants' vital statistics such as pulse rate, weight changes, and blood pressure. This helps students learn valuable skills and helps our participants stay informed about their health, at no cost.
We host a range of activities including engaging presentations & workshops by community partners, speakers, musicians, & more alongside gardening, games, art projects & anything else our participants are interested in. We are a very busy Senior Center and the only full-time one in Topeka!
These are supposed to be your golden years, so let us help you enjoy them! We go on regular outings to museums, historical sites, the movies, fishing ponds, art shows, & anywhere else that catches our eye & we add more every month!
We take an interest in your needs. We regularly host health events, host nursing students, and have our own MOVE! Exercise Group which has been going strong for 14 months, with a certified Physical Therapist as our leader. The Center also works hard to maintain outreach to other community organizations and agencies that can be of assistance to our participants.
& OFF-SITE OUTINGS
Getting out of the house doesn't have to be a chore! We host a range of activities to keep you interested. Even if you just want to sit and read a good book, you're welcome to do so surrounded by friends in our clean and comfortable facility-we've even got good lighting so you won't strain your eyes!
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We regularly partner with area organizations & agencies to host community events, presentations, and workshops that inform, entertain, & assist our participants and neighbors. We have many community partners, a huge greenhouse, community garden, exercise equipment, and various programs on a regular basis.
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We are proud to partner with Harvesters to help supplement the diets of seniors who qualify for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program by serving as a pick-up site for commodity foods. Commodities are delivered to our location monthly and seniors enrolled in this program will receive a call when they are ready for pick-up.
Computer technology is one of the greatest tools of today's world & step by step, our participants are learning to use this tool to help them live life to the fullest, seek answers to big questions, & control their health. We are also proud to partner with the Washburn Institute of Technology to provide computer education classes to our neighborhood, free of charge!
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
We strive to support the comprehensive health of members of our community. Visiting nurses, senior nutritional/gardening classes, our Cooks in the Kitchen Program, our Move! Exercises Group, Healthy Foods from Natural Grocers, Senior Computer Classes & more combine to create a coordinated system of support for both the health and happiness of our participants and their families.