Archive for January, 2010

Well, we continue to run 100 mph and have no plans to slow down.  So here’s just a quick update on what is going on in the Senior Center.  Tomorrow we are sending two vans of participants to the State Capitol for a rally to advocate to our elected officials to refrain from cutting funding to Home and Community Based Services.  We’ll be taking our new Flip video camera to capture some of the action.  We’ll have video available from our trip soon.

Social Networking computer classes have started and are being taught by our own Claire Boozer.  Photography classes to begin soon and are being taught by our own Wayne Bellamy.  Next week we begin arts programming funded by the Grassroots Arts Program and Georgia Council for the Arts.  The multi-session program is entitled “Beyond the Figleaf:  Clothing as Wearable Art”.  The next afternoon tea is coming up on 2/13/10 for “Daddy’s and Daughters”.  We are excited to begin a new exercise program for persons with Parkinson’s disease next month.  The class will be taught by Katie Porter who is the NEGA AAA Wellness Coordinator.

New Power Yoga classes have been added to Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30 pm.  Our own Dee Dee Gaines is instructing.  Everyone is welcome.  AARP will be here to conduct Defensive Driving courses in February and March.  AARP will also be providing tax filing assistance each Thursday beginning 2/11/10 from 9am – 1pm.  Several trips are around the corner for the spring.  Register now as they are filling up.

Health Fair w/ARMC coming 4/14/10.  The Mobile Mammography van will be on-site along with various other screenings and health related information.  We are currently in discussions with several other organizations in an effort to establish new partnerships, programming, and volunteer experiences.  Stay tuned…

Chris Hill, ACC Senior Center Director


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Several of us from the agency participated in a video shoot for the United Way annual meeting at Sanford Stadium on Wednesday, January 13th.  The premise of the video was that we were UGA football fans (which we are) cheering at a game in the 80’s when Kevin Butler was UGA’s placekicker.  Kevin was the Honorary Chair of the United Way Campaign in 2009.  It was a fun experience and really great to be in the stadium when it was empty.  Thanks to the United Way of Northeast Georgia for inviting us to participate.  It was a lot of fun.

Check some pictures and video on our website.  www.accaging.org

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