On Monday, July 24, 13 interns from Ernst & Young volunteered in our Adult Day Health center (ADH) and Northside Senior Center. In ADH, 6 volunteers did arts, crafts, and sewing, and played chess, checkers, and cards with 27 Seniors.
In Northside, 7 volunteers played beanbag baseball and Triominoes and did Zumba with 12 Seniors. Our seniors were so delighted to spend the day with the EY interns.
With 100 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day, Atlanta’s senior population is rapidly expanding and is expected to increase 65.8% by 2030. Additionally, Fulton County has the highest percentage of seniors living in poverty (12%), living alone (nearly 50%), and having difficulty leaving the home (25%) when compared to the rest of the region (Atlanta Regional Commission, 2012).
Meal Services: Our flagship program includes home-delivered meals, congregate meals, and emergency pantry bags.
Home Repair Services: We provide free and low-cost home repairs so that seniors can stay in their own homes and communities as they age.
Adult Day Health Center: Our Adult Day Health Center provides specialized care for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Our Center is a medical model and licensed by the State of Georgia.
Neighborhood Senior Centers: We manage six Fulton County Neighborhood Senior Centers, providing a place of community, support, wellness and activity for seniors age 60 or older.