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Free day at the park: Sept. 28 is State Parks Day

Free day at the park: Sept. 28 is State Parks Day

ATLANTA -- Now that its fall and the weather is cooling down to a decent level and the rain has finally calmed down, this is a great weekend to get out with the family.

Well since this Saturday is also National States Park Day, this is the perfect time to get out with the family for some outdoor fun.

On Sept. 28, you will not pay for admission or for parking to see some of the most beautiful natural beauty that is the Georgia State Parks.

What makes this even better is that there are a ton of events and volunteer acts you can do at the state parks on this day as well. 

For more informaiton including maps of the parks around Georgia and events going on, check out Pretty Frugal Diva

Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

ATLANTA -- Have you ever considered starting your own home-based business? Fulton County Cooperative Extension will sponsor a free workshop on Starting a Home-Based Business on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Central Library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square, Suite 109, Atlanta.

Participants will gain valuable information to help them start and maintain a successful home-based business. Specific topics will include how to identify fraud and scams billed as business opportunities, space and time needs, identifying factors that contribute to success and much more.  

Fulton County Cooperative Extension hosts monthly classes on a variety of topics such as nutrition, financial management, diabetes and gardening. Classes are held in locations throughout the county.  Call 404-332-2400 for more information.

Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities to celebrate Black History Month

Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities to celebrate Black History Month

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities will host the following Black History observances during February:

Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
Black History Month Celebration
Monday, February 18, 2013
10:00am – 11:30am
Program will feature the Darnell Chorus, the Adult Day Program Bells of Darnell, representatives from the Darnell Players, Toast Masters, the Darnell Divas & Dudes and more.
Contact information:  Terryl Sparkman, Senior Services Manager, 404-699-8580

Adult Day Program Black History Month Celebration
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
10:30: a.m. – Noon
Participants will recognize the contributions of Africans Americans to the nation’s history through music and theatrical presentations.
Contact Information: Partrounar Bryant- James – 404-6998595

H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility

Fulton County voters can cast ballots and get their flu shots beginning Oct. 27

Fulton County voters can cast ballots and get their flu shots beginning Oct. 27

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Voters can “Vote and Vax” beginning Saturday, October 27, 2012.  Voters can cast their ballots and obtain their annual flu slots as a part of an effort to reduce the risk of flu among citizens.  Vote and Vax primarily targets adults aged 50 or older. 

Fulton wants seniors to 'Join the Conversation' regarding strategies to meet growing senior needs

Fulton wants seniors to 'Join the Conversation' regarding strategies to meet growing senior needs

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Aging wants seniors and their caregivers to participate in focus groups designed to plan strategies for meeting the growing needs of seniors.  The focus group meetings are designed to plan strategies to help seniors to age-in- place and maintain their independence.  Caregivers of more fragile seniors are also urged to participate in the conversations about program and service needs.

The Office of Aging will host four “Join the Conversation” meetings beginning  Monday, October 22, 2012.  The meetings will be held on the following dates:

Monday, October 22, 2012 – Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 – Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Fulton County’s Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility celebrates 10th anniversary

Fulton County’s Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility celebrates 10th anniversary

ATLANTA -- The Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility is celebrating 10 years of service to Intown Atlanta Seniors.  The Fulton County facility, named for Atlanta native and community activist Helene S. Mills, opened on Tuesday, September 17, 2002.

A 10th Anniversary celebration scheduled for Friday, September 21, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. will feature an elegant evening of dining and dancing.  The Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility is located at 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, the facility offers a low cost breakfast and lunch, classes and social activities, aerobics/arthritis therapy, aquatics and other services that enrich the minds, bodies and spirits of seniors age 55 and over.  All Fulton County seniors are eligible to use the facility regardless of where they live.

South Metro Career Center closed all week

South Metro Career Center closed all week

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor's South Metro Career Center will be closed to the general public through Friday, Sept. 7.

A leak in the main water pipe shut the center down for repairs, according to Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

The center will still hold its scheduled workshops in Emergency Unemployment Compensation and the Reemployment Unit. Those who have appointments must still attend the workshops.

Everyone else who needs assistance is asked to visit any of the other career centers in metro Atlanta:

Clayton Career Center
2450 Mount Zion Parkway, Jonesboro

Cobb-Cherokee Career Center
465 Big Shanty Road, Kennesaw

DeKalb Career Center
3879 Covington Highway, Decatur

Gwinnett Career Center
2211 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross

North Metro Career Center
2943 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta