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Sexton Hall to offer respite and congregate programs for seniors
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The following senior center coordinators may also be contacted at (770) 781-2178 for center-specific

• Sexton Hall Enrichment Center, Julie Gruen

• Center at Charles Place, Apryl Milam

• Hearthstone Lodge Community Center, Val Rhoads

The newly-renovated Sexton Hall Enrichment Center will expand its offerings for seniors.

The center, located at 2115 Chloe Road, will offer expanded respite and congregate programs for adults 60 and older.

“Our Senior Services staff are here to enrich the lives of seniors in our community by offering opportunities to challenge both their mind and body,” said Ruthie Brew, senior services director, in a news release. “We invite mature adults who want to be active and make new friends to get involved in our respite and congregate programs.”

The respite program will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and includes lunch and activities for those seeking memory support.

Beginning May 9, the congregate program will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and will offer lunch and four hours of activities including; brain challenges, exercise, bingo, parties and trips. Transportation may be available for those who no longer drive.

Both programs will give seniors living at home a chance to maintain independence, socialize, get involved with the community and have fun. The programs are funded by voluntary contributions and an application process is required.

Senior services has provided similar programs at the Center at Charles Place, near downtown Cumming, and the programs at Sexton Hall are meant to serve the south Forsyth Community.

In May, for those 50 and older, Sexton Hall will begin holding art, technology, meditation, fitness and bridge classes.

To register for the programs or to volunteer, contact senior services at (770) 781-2178 or go to