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Commissioner Pitts Joins Seniors in Halloween Celebration

Commissioner Pitts Joins Seniors in Halloween Celebration

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- H. J. C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility participant Sallie Clemmons joins Fulton County District 2 At-Large Commissioner Robb Pitts for a photo as Commissioner Pitts greeted seniors during Bowden’s Annual Halloween Line Dance Jamboree.

The celebration included some seniors wearing costumes as they proved that Halloween is not just for kids. The celebration also included a pumpkin-carving contest.

The Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Aging works to help seniors to age-in-place and maintain a high quality of life. For more information about Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities and senior centers, call the Fulton County STARline at 404-613-6000.

 

Atlanta naturals go glam for a cause

Atlanta naturals go glam for a cause

ATLANTA -- Two of Atlanta’s beauty power players, Maeling Murphy creator of NaturalChica.com and Celebrity Makeup Artist Mimi J,  created a night of natural glamour with their 3rd annual 

Random Acts of Kindness: Anne Newell

The Monumental Ball returns to Piedmont Park Oct. 18

The Monumental Ball returns to Piedmont Park Oct. 18

ATLANTA -- The Morningside-Lenox Park Association’s highly anticipated Monumental Ball is back for its sixth year, and it’s gearing up for the biggest neighborhood party yet!

The famed fundraiser returns to the beautiful Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park on Friday, October 18 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to celebrate the historic community and the wonderful people who call it home. With exciting giveaways, delicious food and a special performance by the Swingin’ Medallions, this year’s Monumental Ball is sure to be the talk of the town.

Fulton's Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility to Celebrate 11 Years of Fellowship and Fun

Fulton's Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility to Celebrate 11 Years of Fellowship and Fun

The Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility will celebrate 11 years of fellowship and fun for Fulton County Seniors.  The Friends of Mills will host a luncheon on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Hall. Following the luncheon, participants will enjoy trivia games and cake. The Fulton County facility, named for Atlanta native and community activist Helene S. Mills, opened on Tuesday, September 17, 2002.   The Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility is located at 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, the facility offers a low cost breakfast and lunch, classes and social activities, aerobics/arthritis therapy, aquatics and other services that enrich the minds, bodies and spirits of seniors age 55 and over.  All Fulton County seniors are eligible to use the facility regardless of where they live.

Random Acts of Kindness: Rie Steinbrenner

Random Acts of Kindness: Rie Steinbrenner

ATLANTA -- Today's Random Act of Kindness is for Rie Steinbrenner. 

Rie is the head of her office's Community Service Commitee, and is constantly organizing fundraisers throughout the year that help give back to the community. 

According to her co-workers, Rie does it all. From planning these projects to putting them into action, Rie is known around her office as a very kind person who you can count on. 

Thanks to a tip from her co-workers, 11Alive was able to surprise Rie with a random act of kindness.

5,000 Fulton residents eat their veggies in 2013 thanks to Fulton Fresh

5,000 Fulton residents eat their veggies in 2013 thanks to Fulton Fresh

ATLANTA -- The Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market marked the end of its successful third season on August 28 with a community celebration attended by more than 200 residents.

“This has been our most successful year so far,” said Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “We were able to provide nutrition education and fresh produce to approximately 5,000 residents living in communities with limited access to mainstream grocery stores.”