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ANNOUNCEMENT:

SENIOR SERVICES COVID-19 UPDATES:

Meals are being delivered daily for Meals on Wheels clients.

Drive thru at two of the senior centers is operating – Hidden Valley, and Bear Creek

Homemaker services have resumed.

Senior center reopening to be determined

Programs & Services
  • Council On Aging
  • Day Trips
  • Food Services
  • Personal Care Support
  • Meals On Wheels
  • Miles For Meals
  • Primetime Adventures
  • Senior Spirit
  • Volunteer Services

Council On Aging

The Henry County Council on Aging is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up of nineteen (19) volunteers who serve as directors. Directors are selected by each District's commissioner and City Council members. The council's primary objective is to support programs that serve Henry County senior citizens. Supported programs include Meal-on-Wheels, Nutrition Supplements, In-Homes Services, Senior Centers, and Volunteer Activities. The council members serve as advocates on behalf of the senior citizens of Henry County.

The Council’s primary fundraising event is the Miles-for-Meals Campaign which is held annually on the first Saturday in May.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Henry County Council on Aging, obtain information about the Miles-for-Meals Walk, or find out more information about the Henry County Council on Aging can do so by Phone (770) 288-6975.

Day Trips Policy

  • Please park in the over flow parking lot.
  • Heritage Senior Center –Overflow parking lot is furthest from the center by the Recycling Containers
  • Hidden Valley –Overflow parking lot is by the tennis court.
  • All participants must be 55 or older.
  • All times, dates and prices are subject to change.
  • Times listed are actual departure times. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time for loading.
  • A late fee will be charged for late payments  Late fee and date deadline are noted on each trip on the Trip Sheet.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. On charter bus trips and trips that admission must be paid in advance, refunds will only be given if we can sell your space and ticket.
  2. No refunds for no shows.
  3. It is your responsibility to verify dates and times of departure and return.
  4. Your consideration is asked. Many of our trips have a waiting list and if you cancel at the last minute or don’t show up, you may deprive someone else of being able to attend.

Nothing can kill a program quicker than everyone waiting until the last minute to register. If you would like to participate in trips, please register well in advance of the registration deadline. At some point we must determine if the enrollment is sufficient to hold the trip. If the minimum is not met, we will cancel that trip. Your cooperation will assist us in providing the best organization and administration of our programs.

Food Services

Our food services staff prepare meals that comply with U.S. Dietary Guidelines and provide at least one third of the Recommended Dietary Allowance.

The Meals on Wheels program utilizes staff and volunteers to deliver a hot nutritious meal to senior adults who are home bound and unable to prepare meals.

Our Senior Centers offer hot, nutritious cafeteria style breakfast and lunch meals Monday through Friday.

 

Food Services Staff

   
   
Henry County Senior Services Staff Karima Alexander
Lead Food Service Aide, Bear Creek
Phone: (770) 288-6980
   
Henry County Senior Services Staff Michelle Parsons
Lead Food Service Aide, Hidden Valley
Phone: (770) 288-6987
   
  Audretta Miller
Lead Food Service Aide, Locust Grove
Phone: (770) 288-6993
   
Henry County Senior Services Staff Carol Hill
Lead Food Service Aide, Heritage
Phone: (770) 288-6996

Personal Care Support

Our PCSS team provides quality in home services to eligible senior adults. Please contact our Information and Assistance staff member for additional information.

Please contact Sheila Banks at 770-288-6974 or via email.

Meals on Wheels

This program provides a hot, nutritious meal to senior adults who are unable to shop and cook for themselves and are temporarily or permanently home bound.  The meals are delivered mid-day by staff and/or volunteers. Please see the Personal Care Support tab for additional information or to refer someone to the program.

Meals on Wheels Staff

  Shannon Brown
MOW Program Manager
770-288-6988

Miles For Meals

Miles For Meals - This year's walk has been cancelled.

The Henry County Council on Aging invites you to show your support for senior adults by participating in the 26th Annual Miles For Meals Walk. This event funds services and programs for senior adults in Henry County.

The walk will take place May 2nd, 2020 (the 1st Saturday in May) at the Jason Harper Event Center from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Join us for a day filled with fun, laughter and music and go home with a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment, knowing you have made a difference in the lives of our senior citizens.

Primetime Adventurers Travel Club

 

 

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO A TRAVEL MEETING FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020

HERITAGE SENIOR CENTER, MCDONOUGH, GA

1:00PM

 

Nancy’s and Melodi’s Ramblings (so far) for 2020

  • ISRAEL/HOLY LAND

Tel Aviv – Jerusalem – Nazareth – Bethlehem – The Sea of Galilee – and much more….

February 17 – 27, 2020

 

  • WASHINGTON, DC – OUR NATION’S CAPITAL

Capitol Hill – the Smithsonian – many of the Memorials – Arlington National Cemetery

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Garden – Museum of the Bible – and much more….

April 16 – 22, 2020

 

  • EXPLORE ALASKA CRUISE/TOUR

Vancouver – Inside Passage – Ketchikan – Juneau – Skagway – Glacier Bay NP – Denali NP – Fairbanks

June 8 – 18, 2020

 

  • THE BEST OF SWITZERLAND

Zurich – St. Moritz – Lugano – Zermatt & the Matterhorn – Lake Geneva – Lucerne – Berne

August 5 – 13, 2020

 

  • BRANSON HOLIDAY SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA

Motorcoach – 7-days – 10 meals – 7 fabulous shows, including Noah the Musical, and much more….

November 29 – December 5, 2020

 

  • Make Your Holidays Merry ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER

9-day voyage from New Orleans to Memphis

On the American Queen, the world’s largest, most opulent paddlewheel steamboat.

December 6 – 14, 2020

 

                                                                    In the works for 2021

  • HAWAIIAN ISLANDS CRUISE                           

~~All the Islands + Pearl Harbor and much more                                            ~~February 17 – 27, 2021   

                   

  • TRAIN ACROSS CANADA         

~~ From Toronto, via Niagara Falls & Victoria to Vancouver                            ~~September 3 – 17, 2021

 

If you are interested in more information on these and other planned trips, please contact Nancy Hall at 770-898-8860, primeteacher@bellsouth.net or Melodi Moore, melodi.travel@bellsouth.net.  As always, all of the trips are escorted by Nancy Hall and Melodi Moore.  Passing this information on to friends and family is appreciated.  Happy Traveling!

Please contact Nancy Hall at 770-898-8860, for more information.


Helpful Documents

Primetime Travel Club Travel Application (PDF)
Primetime mission and objectives (PDF)

Senior Spirit

The Senior Spirit is a monthly publication from Henry County Senior Services and the Henry County Council on Aging. It is distributed via the Henry County Times.

Volunteer Services

Have some spare time on your hands?
Senior Services can help you fill it

Many homebound Senior Adults in Henry County can no longer prepare their own meals and would really appreciate someone delivering one to them. In one hour or less you could be that someone.

It only takes an hour to give back to our Senior Adults.  If you’d rather help in another way – give us a call – we have other volunteer opportunities!

For more info:
Call 770-288-6988 Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Background check required)

Download the Volunteer Handbook here.