Gwinnett will soon operate two senior centers, one in Grayson and one in Snellville. (Courtesy Gwinnett County)

Gwinnett plans to operate two senior centers in Grayson, Snellville

Gwinnett County Commissioners recently approved agreements that will allow Gwinnett County Senior Services to operate two existing senior centers, one in Grayson and the other in Snellville. “When the Grayson Senior Center was built in 1996, the original vision was to use it to provide meals and activities for seniors,” said Grayson Mayor Allison Wilkerson. “The city of Grayson is very proud and excited to partner with Gwinnett County for this wonderful and worthy use of our beautiful facility.”

Snellville Mayor Barbara Bender said, “The city of Snellville is excited that we had facilities available at T.W. Briscoe Park to allow Gwinnett Senior Services to expand their wonderful programs supporting our senior population.”

Both new centers are expected to open in March and will each accommodate abut 40 seniors thanks in part to federal funding through the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Gwinnett Health and Human Services operates four senior centers in Buford, Centerville, Lawrenceville and Norcross for adults 60 and older. The centers provide hot, balanced lunches five days a week, daily planned activities including exercise, dance, arts and crafts classes, table games, billiards and day trip excursions. Seniors can also learn about medical, financial and consumer issues. Membership is free. Some classes and day trips require a small fee.

Information is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Gwinnett Senior Services Center, 567 Swanson Drive in Lawrenceville or 678-377-4150.

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