In 1977, Mayor Maynard Jackson decided that it was time for the City of Atlanta to join the rest of the nation in celebrating Older Atlantans Month. Mayor Jackson and his staff formed this Older Atlantans Task Force (OATF) and assigned the responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating the Older Atlantans Month Celebration to OATF. OATF & the Mayor’s Office have successfully carried out these responsibilities for the past twenty-five years (25).
More than 250,000 senior citizens make their homes in the Greater Atlanta area. The Mayor’s Office has created the programs and activities listed below for their benefit and enjoyment of Atlanta’s senior population. This Senior Citizens Series is the largest compilation of activities for senior citizens in the south. Collectively, these delightful events attract more than 10,000 seniors.
“Working Together for Strong, Healthy and Supportive Communities”
Seats for Seniors
Seats for Seniors is a unified effort between Ticketmaster and the City of Atlanta to channel family entertainment tickets as rewards and incentives to deserving Atlantans who have proven their willingness to contribute to their community.
Since its inception in 1994, more than 21 cities in the United States and Canada have implemented the Seats for Seniors program in their communities. To date, more than 450,000 seniors throughout the country have received tickets through this program. Thanks to the generosity of the Atlanta sports and entertainment communities, more than 210,000 tickets have been distributed in Atlanta alone!
Through Seats for Seniors, we can make a difference! For the seniors within Atlanta, we can provide a chance for them to be involved in recreational events in the City they hold dear to their hearts. And in doing so, we help build concerned, caring and active citizens within Atlanta.
For further information, please contact the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services at 404.330.6023.
For more senior citizens information please visit the Fulton County's website at www.co.fulton.ga.us/services/services_category_T21_R19.html
Mayor's Office of
55 Trinity Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Last updated: 9/19/2012 3:50:29 PM