BOC approves grant to increase senior transportation services
At its Regular Meeting, June 3, 2015, the Board of Commissioners approved a Resolution that provides additional funding to provide approximately 3,278 more trips for senior adults to Neighborhood Senior Centers. That amounts to approximately 13 trips per day, or six to seven people per day.
The Board authorized the matching of $3,957.64 from the Aging and Youth Services Budget to secure $39,712.17 from the Federal Government and $289.96 from the State of Georgia. Altogether, this brings the amended contract with the Georgia Dept. of Human Services to $519,458.32 to support the Human Services Transportation services program in Fulton County.
“Anytime we can increase our service delivery to those who need it most, in this case our senior adult community, we must GET IT DONE,” said Commissioner Emma I. Darnell. Motion to support passed 6-0: Eaves, Ellis, Morris, Garner, Arrington, Darnell; Absent: Hausmann.
DIRECTORY OF SENIOR FACILITIES AND CENTERS
Below you will find a listing of the senior facilities and centers in the heart of Fulton County for seniors who live in and near District 6. For more information and assistance call (404) 613-6000.
Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
The Harriett G. Darnell Multipurpose Facility Services is uniquely located to serve seniors on the south side of Fulton County. The Center has programming designed to achieve a high level engagement with life, low risk of disease and high physical, social and emotional function levels. The center includes a fully-equipped fitness center, a 350-seat auditorium and cafeteria, a heated pool, library, conference rooms, gardens, walking trails, computer lab and learning center.
H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility
Fulton County’s H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility in East Point is the largest senior activity site in the Mighty 6 District, and was the first of its kind in the County. Persons age 55 and older will find a hub of activity and comprehensive services to enrich the mind, body and spirit. Enjoy a low-cost breakfast and lunch in the spacious multipurpose room, soothe arthritic joints in the therapeutic pool, limber up in the fitness equipment room, see a doctor who specializes in treating the elderly, get creative with arts and crafts, take a computer or other enrichment class, or just enjoy spending time with other retirees.
Mighty 6 Neighborhood Senior Centers
As noted by Fulton County senior services partner, South Fulton Senior Services: senior centers located in neighborhoods serve to provide programs and activities accessible to seniors' every day, in order to keep them active as they age. Staying active makes you stronger mentally and physically and is a great support to independent living.
Times are changing and those who attend senior centers along with the activities being offered are changing right along with it, as well. You may think you have an idea of what goes on as you drive by, however, one will be amazed at the transformations taking place inside! With the large baby boom generation approaching retirement, senior centers will continue to develop new programs and opportunities to meet the needs and interests of those attending.
Joining in with the centers activities will provide one with socialization and friendships through social interaction, stimulation, and a chance to get involved in your community. Contact with others can be made through clubs and activities for those persons 55 or older. For additional information and a detailed listing of center activities, please call the nearest available locations listed below.
Camp Truitt Senior Center
Hapeville Senior Center
New Beginnings Senior Center