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Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility Observes 20 Years of Service | Print |

The Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose facility will celebrate 20 years of services for seniors beginning Monday December 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with “The Super Star…Jesus Christ” musical as told and performed by Darnell participants through the Darnell Chorus, the Darnell Players and the Darnell Divas.   Celebration activities will continue until Friday, December 7, 2018 when the festivities will culminate with the “Growing and Glowing Anniversary Ball from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  

Celebration activities at the facility located at 677 Fairburn Road, Atlanta, GA will also include:

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Harriett G. Darnell Founder's Day Program – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Open House – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The day will feature a tribute to the founders of the Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility and a look back at the 20-year history of the facility.

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Harriett G. Darnell 20th Anniversary Day Party

Darnell Facility participants will celebrate with food, fun and fellowship. Participants will wear their Darnell t-shirts and enjoy an afternoon of lunch and line dancing.

Thursday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Harriett G. Darnell Day of Service

Darnell Facility staff and participants will share in a day of service at the Sadie G. Mays Nursing Home.   Service activities will include a performance by Darnell Divas, holiday decorations and gift-giving.

Mrs. Harriett G. Darnell, for whom the Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility is named, was a pioneer in the development of services for Fulton County senior citizens and their families. In the 1960́s, Mrs. Darnell developed some of the first programs designed to target seniors who were isolated from the community because of income, health, or transportation, and she was often the only link between seniors and social services agencies. The Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility continues to operate in the same spirit that motivated its namesake, “striving to help enrich the minds, bodies, and spirits of Fulton County seniors.”  For more information about the history behind the Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose facility, call the office of Commissioner Emma I. Darnell at (404) 612-8222alt.

The facility is one of four county-operated senior multipurpose facilities that include Dorothy C. Benson, HJC Bowden, and Helene S. Mills. For more information about other facilities that serve seniors, call the STARline at (404) 613-6000alt.

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If you need reasonable accommodations due to a disability, including communications in an

alternate format, in order to participate in any County-sponsored programs or meetings, please contact the Department of Disability at (404) 613-0237alt to facilitate your request. For TDD/TTY or Georgia Relay Service Access, dial 711.



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