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Fulton's Fall SPARC Atlanta Clinics seek to enhance the health and quality of life for older adults

Fulton's Fall SPARC Atlanta Clinics seek to enhance the health and quality of life for older adults

ATLANTA -- Fulton County’s Fall SPARC (Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration) Atlanta preventive healthcare screenings for older adults begin on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Citizens who participate in SPARC Atlanta clinics can take advantage of health screenings, nutrition counseling and health education. Since the initiation of SPARC Atlanta in 2006, more than 7,300 older adults have visited SPARC Clinics to obtain health screenings as well as obtain information regarding Medicare Assistance, employment assistance, Food Stamp Assistance, nutrition education and dental education. 

The fall 2013 clinic dates, times and locations include:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Roswell Neighborhood Center
1250 Warsaw Rd.
Roswell, GA 30076

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Ben Hill United Methodist Church
2099 Fairburn Road,
Atlanta, GA 30331

Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

ATLANTA -- Have you ever considered starting your own home-based business? Fulton County Cooperative Extension will sponsor a free workshop on Starting a Home-Based Business on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Central Library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square, Suite 109, Atlanta.

Participants will gain valuable information to help them start and maintain a successful home-based business. Specific topics will include how to identify fraud and scams billed as business opportunities, space and time needs, identifying factors that contribute to success and much more.  

Fulton County Cooperative Extension hosts monthly classes on a variety of topics such as nutrition, financial management, diabetes and gardening. Classes are held in locations throughout the county.  Call 404-332-2400 for more information.

Parents of Fulton Leadership Academy for Girls to present Links for Leadership Golf Tournament

Parents of Fulton Leadership Academy for Girls to present Links for Leadership Golf Tournament

ATLANTA -- Parents of participants in the Fulton County Leadership Academy for Girls (YLAG) will host their first Links for Leadership Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 7 beginning at 10 a.m.

The tournament will be held on the Wolf Creek Golf Course, which is located at 3000 Union Road in Atlanta.

The Links for Leadership Tournament is the first of what YLAG parents hope will become an annual event.

The purpose of the Fulton County YLAG is to develop young girls into resilient women who are able to confront the many challenges facing young women and prepare them to seize opportunities as they present themselves.

Initiated by Fulton County Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards, District 7, and supported by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, YLAG is one of the initiatives of the Call to Womanhood program. The program is sponsored by the Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth.

Taste of Atlanta presents Atlanta’s Taste Revival: Local Chefs, Smokin' Jams

ATLANTA -- To kick off the city’s most anticipated food festival, Taste of Atlanta is serving up a fusion of incredible food and rockin’ music – block party style! On Friday, October 25 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. in Midtown at Tech Square, food lovers and music fans can join Chef Host Ron Eyester and other local celebrity chefs, as they serve up specialties inspired by their favorite bands, musicians and songs at Atlanta’s Taste RevivalLocal Chefs, Smokin’ Jams.

North Fulton Service Center to host information session on how to guard against scams

North Fulton Service Center to host information session on how to guard against scams

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The North Fulton Service Center will host an information session to help seniors to avoid scams.

The session will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. The North Fulton Service Center is located at 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Housing and Community Development will sponsor the program.

Scams that often target seniors include but are not limited to telemarketing, reverse mortgages, healthcare/health insurance, home and auto repair. This session will provide information to help seniors to identify, prevent and report fraudulent and deceptive schemes.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format, please contact Nell Kapple in the Department of Housing and Human Services at (404) 613-7944. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.

For more information, call 404-613-7944.

 

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

(WXIA) -- PetSmart Charities is planning a major adoption event at stores nationwide.

National Adoption Weekend will be Sept. 13-15. Thousands of dogs and cats will be available for PetSmart customers to take home.

Adoption representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for a new pet.

PetSmart Charities will give $35 to grants to participating local adoption partners for every pet that finds a new home during National Adoption Weekend.

"We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend," PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt said.

Learn more and find your closest PetSmart store at petsmart.com.

Fulton County Workforce Investment Board Task Forces to host meetings

Fulton County Workforce Investment Board Task Forces to host meetings

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) Development and Visibility and Influence Task Force will meet Wednesday, August 28, 2013, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Task Force  meeting will be followed by a 1:30 p.m. meeting of the Visibility and Influence Taskforce.  Both meetings will be held in the Youth Enrichment Services Center of the Office of Workforce Development at 2805 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30315. 

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and to creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.