Whether you need the information to help move a senior family member to Cherokee County or just want the information for your own benefit, the Woodstock and surrounding area has abundant resources and activities for senior citizens. And, if you know anyone who could use the information we have gathered, please share the link to this article on our Ursula & Associates blog.
The Cherokee County Senior Center is located at 1001 Univeter Road in Canton.
It provides educational, social, leisure and recreational activities for senior citizens wishing to have some fun, make new friends and find socialization. The daily program includes entertainment, field trips, bingo, crafts and educational guest speakers. Lunch is served daily and transportation is available upon request. Those wishing to participate must be at least 60 years of age and live in Cherokee County. Call 770-345-2675 for more information. Be sure to follow the Center’s Facebook page for announcements and timely updates.
Additional services offered by this nonprofit center include caregiver support, homemaker services, respite care, transportation vouchers, volunteer transportation services and home-delivered meals. For general information regarding these services or for Meals-On-Wheels, contact the Center’s Information & Assistance department at 770-345-5320 or 770-345-5312.
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GeorgiaCares has the latest information about Medicare prescription drug plans Long-term care insurance and more. You can meet with GeorgiaCares representatives at the Cherokee County Senior Center. Call 770-345-7515 for an appointment.
Transportation to and from the Canton Senior Services program is available five days a week through the CATS bus service at the cost of $1.00/person, round trip. Senior Services also transports seniors to and from planned activities and events through the use of a 32 passenger bus, which provides a lift and wheelchair assistance to passengers who need this service.
The CATS fleet is equipped to handle passengers with assistive devices such as wheelchairs. All residents of Cherokee County can utilize CATS; however, only adults sixty years of age 60 or older are eligible for reduced fare service to the center for programs. A one dollar contribution for a round-trip is requested for current Cherokee County Senior Service clients. Higher fares apply to other destinations and for other passengers. Contact CATS for more information at 770-345-6238 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.
The William G. Long Senior Center hosts a variety of daily programs including billiards, arts and crafts, painting, dancing and wood carving. The seniors have an active trip schedule, visiting local museums, theaters, restaurants, festivals and other points of interest. It’s located at 223 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Check out their page on the Woodstock Government site to see a bimonthly newsletter filled with upcoming events.
For a list of statewide resources, from senior apartment communities to insurance to other senior housing options, check out the Senior Resource website.
We hope you find the resources listed here helpful. America now has more senior citizens than ever before in its history and that trend will continue for many years to come. With that, there will be even more senior resources in the state and in Cherokee County. As always, if we can assist you in any way, please contact us at Ursula & Associates.
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