Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A few happenings in Gwinnett...

Age Well, Take Control - Managing Weight & Diabetes Risks

George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center; 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee; Wednesday, September 9; 9:30am - 2:00pm; Health fair focusing on seniors - but open to the public! This is a free event. Learn valuable information about programs and resources for aging well and increasing your overall health. Come join us to discover important ways to enhance your diet, manage diabetes, and feel better every day! Fitness demonstrations will be held all day, skit performance by Kaiser Educational Theater Program at 10:00am, presentation of Carbohydrates and Fiber - Friend or Foe? at 11:00am, and much more. This event is a partnership of Gwinnett Coalition Senior Issues Action Team and Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation. For more information, please call Pat Milhous or Cindi Iacono at 770.822.5180.

Outback at Work Charity Lunch

Wednesday, September 23; Help local seniors by ordering a delicious mixed-grill meal from Outback Steakhouse in Suwanee and have it delivered to your work! Cost is $15. All proceeds will benefit Gwinnett County Senior Services via Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services (a nonprofit organization) and provide funding for programs such as Meals on Wheels and emergency assistance. Call Celia Moore at 770.822.8775 or e-mail her at to place a minimum order of ten lunches in your area. Meals are limited!

C.P.R. for R.A.P.

Connecting Parenting Resources for Relatives As Parents; The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center; 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford; Wednesday, September 30; 8:30am - 2:00pm; Over 5,000 grandparents are raising their grandchildren in Gwinnett County. You may be one of the hundreds who have put plans aside to help your family in a time of crisis. This forum will help Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Gwinnett find answers to questions, connect with resources, and gain support from other grandfamilies. Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Sponsored by Gwinnett Coalition Senior Issues Action Team. To register for the event, please call Shawn Valadez at 770.822.8846.

See Gwinnett Gladiators with Friends

The Arena at Gwinnett Center; Saturday, October 17; 7:05pm; Be a spectator and cheer on the Gwinnett Gladiators. Get tickets for the game on Saturday, October 17 at a reduced price of $15 each and $5 (less taxes) from each ticket sold goes to Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services. Funds collected will be used to help support selected Gwinnett County Senior Services programs. Order online at, click on Special Ticket Offers and enter the code FOGS1017 to get your discounted ticket. All orders must be placed by Wednesday, October 14, 2009. Tickets will be available for pick up on game night at the Gladiators Will Call window in the Box Office at the Arena. You may also order tickets by fax. For questions, call Keith Davis at 770.497.5112 or e-mail
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