Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Senior center opens in Milton.

Brings speakers, games and exercise to the seniors of Milton.

by Kathleen Sturgeonwrite the author

July 08, 2013

MILTON, Ga. — Senior citizens living in Milton now have a new place to hang out. Fulton County has collaborated with its contract provider, Senior Services North Fulton Inc., and the city of Milton to open the Milton Neighborhood Senior Center, located in Community of Christ Church, 3315 Francis Road.

Melinda Ross, senior center manager, said there's a need for a common place for seniors.

"There are 3,000 seniors in Milton that can benefit from these services that we offer," said Ross. "We are delighted to be a part of the Milton community." The center will provide active seniors the opportunity to socialize, learn and maintain relationships. They will enjoy meeting new friends and participating in programs.

For seniors who can't drive, the program offers transportation.

This is the fourth senior center in Milton, and in April 2014, the center expects to move into the Hopewell House, located at 15690 Hopewell Road.

For now, Ross said they are delighted to be in their current location. The center will provide meals to every participant.

"This is a lovely location for folks to come to," said Ross. "We serve a hot nutritious meal every day Monday through Friday. It serves the need for the seniors who really don't want to cook anymore."

The center opened June 24 to welcome visitors and allow registration for programs and will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Activities will begin July 15, and the center's hours will be 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hot lunches will be provided along with transportation to and from the center. Exercise, education, dancing and table games will help active seniors to continue to live happier, healthier lives filled with purpose. Activities will also include weekly outings.

"The center gives seniors an opportunity to come and be with peers and enjoy their time with their friends throughout the day," said Ross, "and also engage in a lot of social, educational and fitness activities."

Contact Ross at 470-554-0758 or for additional information, to volunteer or to donate items.

This article appeared in the July 10 edition of the Milton Herald.

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