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Fulton County voters can cast ballots and get their flu shots beginning Oct. 27

Fulton County voters can cast ballots and get their flu shots beginning Oct. 27

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Voters can “Vote and Vax” beginning Saturday, October 27, 2012.  Voters can cast their ballots and obtain their annual flu slots as a part of an effort to reduce the risk of flu among citizens.  Vote and Vax primarily targets adults aged 50 or older. 

Fulton wants seniors to 'Join the Conversation' regarding strategies to meet growing senior needs

Fulton wants seniors to 'Join the Conversation' regarding strategies to meet growing senior needs

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Aging wants seniors and their caregivers to participate in focus groups designed to plan strategies for meeting the growing needs of seniors.  The focus group meetings are designed to plan strategies to help seniors to age-in- place and maintain their independence.  Caregivers of more fragile seniors are also urged to participate in the conversations about program and service needs.

The Office of Aging will host four “Join the Conversation” meetings beginning  Monday, October 22, 2012.  The meetings will be held on the following dates:

Monday, October 22, 2012 – Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 – Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Farm Chastain to break ground this weekend

Farm Chastain to break ground this weekend

ATLANTA -- The Chastain Park Conservancy and Southeastern Horticultural Society will break ground on the new Farm Chastain community garden this weekend.

The event will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Chastain Park Conservancy.

Volunteers are needed to help begin the farm, which is designed to be a sustainable garden for the Chastain community.

Anyone interested in participating should expect to get dirty and dress accordingly.

The Chastain Park Conservancy is located at 4001 Powers Ferry Road. Volunteers are asked to park in the main parking lot.

For more information, visit chastainparkconservancy.org.

Fulton County seeks resident input regarding transportation projects for unincorporated Fulton

Fulton County seeks resident input regarding transportation projects for unincorporated Fulton

Fulton County Seeks Resident Input Regarding Transportation Projects for Unincorporated Fulton

Fulton County residents are invited to attend a series of upcoming community meetings to provide input regarding transportation projects for unincorporated Fulton County.

Meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Cliftondale Community Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park
  •  Thursday, June 28, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Burdett Park, 2945 Burdett Park, College Park
  •  Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Southwest Library, 3665 Southwest Library, Atlanta
  • Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. – 8: 30 p.m. – Renaissance Middle School, 7155 Hall Road, Fairburn

The purpose of the meetings will be to discuss transportation needs in unincorporated Fulton County and to develop a project list for consideration by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

Fulton County State of Seniors Symposium to Hear from Seniors about Their Needs

Fulton County State of Seniors Symposium to Hear from Seniors about Their Needs

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Housing and Human Services, Office of Aging will host a State of Seniors Symposium to hear from Seniors about their needs to age in place, and to remain healthy, vibrant and safe.   The symposium will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2012 from 10:00 a.m until 12:00 p.m. at the Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility located at 677 Fairburn Road in Atlanta.

 The Symposium follows a State of Seniors Survey conducted in April and May by Fulton County in collaboration with the A. L. Burrus Institute for Public Service and Research at Kennesaw State University.

Boot camp to help kids with autism

Boot camp to help kids with autism

ATLANTA -- Get Fit Now Boot Camp is hosting a special session to help raise money for children with autism.

The "Burn Fat and Help Support Local Children with Autism" program will be held on Saturday, Apr. 21 at Chastain Park. It runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; participants are invited to work out for as little as 15 minutes or to challenge themselves to the entire two hours.

Every participant will also receive the "Ultimate Tone Up Nutrition Guide," which is designed to help them make healthier choices in their daily lives.

"This is a fun and social way to introduce an alternative to the boring gym workouts," said Emily Napier of Get Fit Now Boot Camp. "Honestly, I cannot think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning than having a fun and energizing workout."

Happy holidays from the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Happy holidays from the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

ATLANTA -- The National Park Service is rolling out videos carrying holiday greetings from parks across the United States throughout December.

On Tuesday, Dec. 20, a metro Atlanta park was the featured location -- Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Watch the park's holiday greeting in the embedded video above.

"We welcome more than 280 million visitors to . . . national parks every year," said National Park Service director Jonathan Jarvis. "The videos are a great way to send our best wishes for the holidays to those folks who spent time in a national park this year or may be thinking about a trip in the future."