Fulton County kicked off Older Americans Month along with the rest of the nation to celebrate the value of older Americans on May 1.
Fulton County Commissioners issued a proclamation that recognized seniors for their value as continuing economic and social contributors to society.
Every year since 1963, May has been a month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their
contributions to our communities. The theme for Older Americans Month 2013 is “Unleash the Power of Age.” Older Americans are
productive, active, and influential members of society, sharing essential talents, wisdom, and life experience with their families, friends, and neighbors.
The Fulton County celebration continued on Friday, May 3 at noon in the Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility. Senior volunteers were honored for their contributions to programs and services provided by the Mills Facility. Mills is located at 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue in Atlanta.
Mills was the first of four Senior Multipurpose Facility Volunteer Appreciation Luncheons that acknowledge senior participants for their generous sharing of their time to assist with senior programs and activities in the multipurpose facilities. The H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility honors a top volunteer on Thursday, May 9, for serving 2,500 hours during 2012.
The third Volunteer Recognition Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at the Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility at 677 Fairburn Road in Atlanta. The final Volunteer Recognition Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 24, at noon in the Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex at 6500 Vernon Woods Drive in Sandy Springs.
All of the luncheons are for senior multipurpose facility volunteers, and they are by invitation only. To find the full calendar of events with dates, times and locations for all four facilities, citizens should visit www.fultoncountyga.gov or call the Fulton County STARline at 404-613-6000.