ATLANTA (GA) – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) will recognize Older Americans Month with free health screenings, printed materials, and give-away items at a senior information fair on May 12 in downtown Atlanta. The event will be held 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., in the DHS lobby at 2 Peachtree Street, NW, near the Five Points Marta station.
Exhibitors for this year's event include Grady Hospital, Atlanta Fire Rescue, Walton Village, QLS Haven, AID Atlanta, the Avon Foundation, and several other community organizations representing senior housing, social services, and consumer protection programs.
Older Americans Month, first launched in 1963, is a May celebration led by the U.S. Administration on Aging. It is designed to recognize the achievements and potential of America's older adults and to educate the public about available aging resources. Georgia's 12 Area Agencies on Aging will join the DHS Division of Aging Services in the celebration by hosting special events throughout Georgia during Older Americans Month.
For more information about services available to older Georgians and their families, the public may visit the DHS Division of Aging Services at http://www.aging.dhr.georgia.gov or call (866) 55-AGING (552-4464).