DeKalb County hosts health seminar for seniors

Seniors in DeKalb County are invited to event full of beneficial information that will get 2020 off to a healthy start.

DeKalb County Super District 7 Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, in partnership with the DeKalb County Board of Health and the Lou Walker Senior Center, will sponsor “New Year, New You: Your Keys to Aging Well,” according to a press release. The event will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at the Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road in Stonecrest.

The event is free and open to DeKalb County seniors. Registration is required. Sign-up sheets are available at the Lou Walker Senior Center, South DeKalb Neighborhood Center and Lithonia Neighborhood Center. Online registration is also available at

Hosted by Praise 102.5’s Darlene McCoy, this event will feature presentations by health experts and local government professionals. Topics to be discussed will include elder care, senior driving, sexual and mental health, flu and seasonal wellness, physical fitness, property taxes, and estate planning.

The event also will feature free health screenings and flu vaccinations, breakfast, lunch, musical entertainment, giveaways, and a wealth of information that will assist in the holistic enrichment of DeKalb’s seniors.

Additional speakers will include DeKalb County Police Det. Connie Curtis and Lt. Gregory Vanderpool; DeKalb County Probate Judge Bedelia Hargrove; DeKalb Tax Commissioner Irvin J. Johnson; Dr. Nicole Betschman, of Trinity Washington University; Carla Fields, of Carla Fields Fitness Inc.; and Dr. Belkis Pimentel, of Kaiser Permanente Medical Group.