Published Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Senior Living Briefs: Center activities announced

From Staff Reports

The Tommy Thompson Senior Center in Newnan offers fun daily activities, and is located at 29 Hospital Rd. For details on center programs, call 770-683-8600. Activities scheduled for this week and next include:

• The monthly birthday party, Friday

• Bible study on Jan. 29

• Line dancing on Jan. 30

• Craft Day and card making, Jan. 31

The Panther Creek Senior Center, located at 2285 W. Hwy. 16 in Sargent; The East Coweta Center, located at 300 Howard Rd. in Senoia; and the Welcome Center, located at 1792 Welcome Rd. in Newnan, all have regular weekly programs for seniors.

For information on weekly programs at the East Coweta, Panther Creek or Welcome senior centers, call 770-252-6429.

The Grantville Senior Center is located at 123 LaGrange St. in Grantville. For details on daily activities or special events, call 770-583-2706.

Nominate a senior for Valentine’s surprise

Do you know a senior in the Newnan area who will be alone at home this Valentine’s Day? You are invited to nominate him or her to receive a free Valentine’s dinner at home with gifts and friends. This contest is a program of Emeritus at Newnan, the senior living community. One local senior will be chosen as the recipient from among those nominated by the public.

“At the time of year that we celebrate love, it’s important to extend caring and friendship to the senior generation,” said Brandon Stephens, executive director of Emeritus at Newnan. “We know that many will spend Valentine’s Day on their own. For those who have lost spouses, it can be a sad occasion that contributes to feelings of loneliness. Family and friends may live far away, and perhaps physical challenges limit their ability to get out into the greater community. We hope to brighten the day for one of these seniors through festivities and friendship.”

To suggest a senior, please provide:

• His or her name and contact information.

• Your contact information.

• A brief explanation of why you are nominating this person.

Submissions are due to the community by Thursday, Feb. 7. Please email them to: or mail them to Emeritus at Newnan, Newnan, GA. 30263 by that date.

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