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Workshop to focus on safe use of medications

Workshop to focus on safe use of medications

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility will host an information session on the safe use of medications on Thursday, June 26.

The one-hour workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. The Darnell Multipurpose Facility is located at 677 Fairburn Road NW in Atlanta. For more information about the workshop, call Meletta Clayton at 404-613-8580.

To obtain additional information about services available to seniors in Fulton County, please call the STARline at 404-613-6000.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability, including communications in an alternative format, should contact the Department of Housing and Human Services at 404-613-7944. To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens should dial 711.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater presents One Love reggae concert

Wolf Creek Amphitheater presents One Love reggae concert

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Treat dad to a special event on Father’s Day at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater’s One Love reggae concert.

Enjoy the food, music and culture of Jamaica with Sanchez, Everton Blender, Admiral Bailey, Frankie Paul and Leroy ‘Heptone’ Sibble. The gates open at 3 p.m., with show time at 5 p.m. Lawn seats are $25 for adults, and children ages 12 and under are free in general admission.

Other ticket costs include:

• “VIP table tickets - $75.00
• Reserved seats rows A-F - $50.00
• Reserved Seats rows G-L - $40.00

Come out and experience some of the best reggae music ever. Online and phone sales close at 3 p.m. on the day of the show, and the Amphitheater box office opens two hours prior to show time. For additional venue information, citizens can visit www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com.

Every Body Walk! coming to Greenbriar Mall

Every Body Walk! coming to Greenbriar Mall

ATLANTA -- Kaiser Permanente will bring its Every Body Walk! program to Greenbriar Mall this week.

The initiative is desigend to encourage participants to walk for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week.

Beginning Thursday, June 12, Kaiser Permanente will lead weekly walks through the mall. The first walk will begin at 11 a.m. in front of Burlington Coat Factory. Walkers will have a chance to win door prizes and other small gifts.

Kerry W. Kohnen, president of Kasier Permanente of Georgia, said he is excited to bring Every Body Walk! to southwest Atlanta.

"Creating healthier communities is central to our mission," Kohnen said in a release. "We believe that exercise is medicine. These weekly walks allow us to connect with the southwest Atlanta community outside of the exam room."

Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commissioner Emma I. Darnell, District 5, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Fulton County Arts and Culture, will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center (ACCC) on Thursday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

The grand opening celebration will kick off three days of activities organized to introduce the new facility to the community and increase awareness of the center, its programming and activities. 

The center is located at 3900 Aviation Circle, Atlanta on the grounds of Fulton County Airport – Brown Field.  It is designed as a community gathering place and will focus on the following types of programming:

2014 Master of the Grill

2014 Master of the Grill

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. --  The International Free and Accepted Modern Mason and Order of Eastern Stars Eldrin Bell Lodge #155 held its 2014 Master of the Grill BBQ Cook Off Competition and Tasting Event, hosted by Eldrin Bell, former Atlanta Police Chief and Clayton County Commission Chairman.

The Master of the Grill took place at Creel Park in College Park, where vendors and competing teams did very well in sales and thoroughly enjoyed this charitable event. Categories included: Best Pork, Best Beef and Best Poultry. A cash prize of $150 and a trophy were given for each category of each best. All proceeds helped to provide food for families in need. Notable attendees included Kalenna Harper, Tony Vick and Eldrin Bell.

Charity and relief are tasks that Masons are charged to undertake in the community. The Eldrin Bell Lodge coordinates fundraising events throughout the year to fund their charity efforts.

Stress control, mental health discussions planned for senior facilities

Stress control, mental health discussions planned for senior facilities

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Stress management and mental health discussions are planned during the first week in June at two Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities.

The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex will host a mental health workshop sponsored by the Renaissance on Peachtree on Thursday, June 5. The discussion will be facilitated by Leslie Sessley, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with the Link Counseling Center. The two-hour presentation begins at 10 a.m.  The Benson Multipurpose Complex is located at 6500 Vernon Woods Drive in Sandy Springs.  For more information about this event, citizens should contact Lila Womack, Life Enrichment Coordinator at 404-613-4900.

Seniors line dance during Community Day at the Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility

Seniors line dance during Community Day at the Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility

Fulton County seniors practiced their line dancing skills during the first Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facility Community Day celebration.  Community day is an annual event that is held in May of each year at the county’s four senior multipurpose facilities in observance of Older Americans Month. The HJC Bowden Senior Multipurpose facility also offered a tai chi demonstration, face painting for children, a basketball hoop for boys and girls to practice shooting hoops, mini-train rides for families, food and other entertainment.  Additional Community Days for seniors, their friends and families will be held at the following senior multipurpose facilities:

Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
Saturday, May 10, 2014. 
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
677 Fairburn Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30331
4040-613-8580