First Posted: 4/27/2012 7:51:38 PM | Last Updated: 4/27/2012 7:51:39 PM
Celebrate Older Americans Month
(Lawrenceville, GA., April 27, 2012) Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation (GCPR) in partnership with Health & Human Services is celebrating Older Americans Month in May to honor and recognize older Americans for their contributions to our families, communities and society. This year's theme “Never Too Old to Play” encourages seniors to stay active and involved in their own lives and in their communities through a variety of events. GCPR will kick off the month with the Senior Art Showcase on May 1, featuring local senior artists showcasing their exclusive works of art in the atrium of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. The exhibit includes artwork from patrons at Gwinnett’s Health & Human Services Centers and GCPR Community and Senior Recreation Centers. A resolution for Older Americans Month will be presented by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners at 2 p.m. the same day , with an Artist’s Reception immediately following that will include light refreshments and a chance to meet the featured senior artists. Other events during the month of May include:
Date Event Time Location
May 17 Rock-in & Rhythms Concert 6 p.m. George Pierce Park Community
Free Recreation Center
May 18 All-American Picnic 11 a.m. Bethesda Park Senior Recreation
May 19 Breakfast with Veterans $9/person Gwinnett Historic Courthouse
May 19 Armed Forces Remembrance 10:30 a.m. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse
May 23 Retro Game Show Day 1 p.m. Bethesda Park Senior Recreation
In addition, there will also be a Seasoned with Thyme Cookbook for sale at all GCPR Community Recreation Centers featuring a collection of delicious recipes submitted by Senior Recreation Center patrons. This wonderful cookbook is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, birthday, or any other special occasion.
Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation is proud to support Older Americans Month and the opportunity to show appreciation and commitment for our senior citizens. For more information, call 770-822-8840 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com
Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation Mission Statement: In partnership with our citizens, Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation provides high quality, broad-based parks, facilities, programs and services creating a sense of community, enabling a safe and secure environment, and enhancing Gwinnett’s quality of life.
Play * Live * Learn
Nazanin Weck – Resources & Marketing Coordinator - gwinnett county parks & recreation
75 Langley Drive - Lawrenceville, GA 30046 - 770.822.8866 - fax: 770.822.8835 www.gwinnettparks.com