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City of Atlanta Celebrates ‘Older Atlantans Month’

Post Date:05/16/2016 4:00 PM
Mayor Kasim Reed press release header

 Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell
amtorres@atlantaga.gov

Jewanna Gaither, Press Information Officer
404-330-6942, office
404-357-5829, cell
jgaither@atlantaga.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2016

News Release

City of Atlanta Celebrates ‘Older Atlantans Month’
Seventh annual senior fair takes place at Adamsville Recreation Center

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta celebrated Older Atlantans Month today, hosting its seventh annual Senior Fair at Adamsville Recreation Center. Hundreds of senior citizens received free comprehensive eye exams and glasses, mammograms and other health and wellness services at the event, which was hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services.

“Events like the Senior Fair and Older Atlantans Month give us a chance to show appreciation and support for Atlanta’s seniors as they continue to enrich and strengthen our city,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “With the help of our sponsors, I am proud that we are able to provide resources and support to the people who have done so much for our city.”

Partners for the Senior Fair include: Alzheimer’s Association of Atlanta, Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center, Centers for Disease Control, Diabetes Association of Atlanta, MARTA, Morehouse School of Medicine, Pain 2 Wellness Center, Respire Massage and Spa, Sevananda Natural Foods Markets, the U.S. Social Security Administration and the WNBA Atlanta Dream.

Atlanta has celebrated Older Atlantans Month since 1977. This year’s theme is “Blaze a Trail,” which emphasizes the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and passions, engaging their communities and blazing a trail of positive impact on the lives of people of all ages.

“Atlanta’s seniors are vital to our city, and the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services is committed to providing services that will ensure that they have the resources they need and ultimately have a higher quality of life,” said Commissioner Andrea Boone, Office of Constituent Services.

Since 2010, the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services has partnered with social service agencies, faith-based organizations and the business community to deliver support services and educational programs that advocate for a higher quality of life for senior citizens in the City of Atlanta. 

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit http://www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed

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