DeKalb to celebrate National Senior Center Month

September 2, 20162min2630
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Senior centers in DeKalb County will be showcased in September for National Senior Center Month.

“DeKalb County is grateful for its seniors and is proud to be able to provide quality programming through its senior centers around the county,” said DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May.

This year’s theme is “Find Balance at Your Center,” noting the varied ways older adults engage with their community and their peers emotionally, physically and mentally.

DeKalb County Office of Senior Affairs, Central DeKalb Senior Center, Lou Walker Center, South DeKalb Senior Center, Lithonia/East DeKalb Senior Center, DeKalb Atlanta Senior Center and Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center will host activities throughout the month.

Lou Walker Senior Center, located at 2538 Panola Road, Lithonia, will kick off National Senior Center Month on Thursday, Sept. 1, with a session on “Brains, Balance and Better Short-Term Memory,” presented by Tyrone Bailey, the center’s wellness director, from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The center’s “Last Days of Summer” patio cookout, hosted by Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson, will be held from noon to 2 p.m.

The Central DeKalb Senior Center, located at 1346 McConnell Drive, Decatur, will host a workshop on preventing falls on Friday, Sept. 23, at 12:30 p.m. to provide seniors with tips on how to remain steady, active and mobile for life.

DeKalb County Board of Commissioners will issue a proclamation on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m., at the Manuel Maloof Building, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur.

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