Local Senior Centers are Reopening

Summer is here, and our Hurley Elder Care Law team is excited to make plans and enjoy all that the season has to offer…. gardening, grilling, vacations and parties with friends and family.   With pandemic restrictions lifting throughout Georgia, there are many opportunities for us to come together and safely experience our favorite summertime activities.

Throughout the year, senior centers promote healthy aging and well-being by offering a wide variety of recreational and social activities to their participants.  Many older adults depend on their local senior centers for socialization, exercise, and well-balanced meals. Unfortunately, many of these community centers had to close due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As Covid numbers drop and vaccination rates rise, we are pleased to report that several area senior centers have reopened or plan to do so very soon … just in time for summer fun!

Cobb, Cherokee, Forsyth, Fayette, and Paulding Senior Services are currently offering in-person activities, while Dekalb,Gwinnet, and North Fulton Senior Services are busy planning their summer re-opening. It is wonderful to note, however, that while meeting places may have shut down temporarily, support services continued. For example, the Meals on Wheels program at North Fulton Senior Services as well as Meals on Wheels Atlanta, never stopped, and in fact, increased the numbers of seniors served this past year. For this, we are grateful! Other organizations to contact for resources and activities are included on our website.

Adult day care centers were also forced to close their doors last year but are now reopening to their members.  Adult day services offer an alternative to caregivers by providing a daytime care environment outside of the home.  Skylark, Grace Arbor, Peachtree Christian Health, and Dunwoody Adult Day are just a few programs that have safely reopened.

It is important to stay active and engaged as we age. Senior Centers and Adult Day programs provide wonderful activities to the seniors and families they serve. We have mentioned a few here, but there are many other resources and opportunities to connect. It is best to call your local Senior Center or Adult Day program to inquire about their re-opening, capacity, and safety protocol.

Please call Hurley Elder Care Law at 404-843-0121 with any elder law questions you may have. We are also happy to share additional senior resources with you. Happy summer to all!

 

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