November 27, 2020

New Director at Heard County Senior Center

(Franklin/ Times-Journal) — The Heard County Senior Activity Center has a new Director Lou Wakeman. Wakeman replaces Terrie Kidd who retired on June 30, 2017.

Lou has worked for the center 17 years as the Food Service Manager and the Assistance Director before starting her new position on July 1.

Lou Wakeman

Kelley Walker has worked for the center since 2014 and has moved to the position of the new Food Service Manager.

The Senior Center recently took their members on a day trip to see the movie The Shack and out to eat.

The Heard County Senior Activity Center will be making a trip to Buckner’s Restaurant and the Sock Shoppe in Griffin this month.

Our members always enjoy day trips, especially where good food is served. We also take trips to different locations, staying 3 to 4 days at a time in the fall.

Many members use our exercise equipment: treadmills, stationary bikes, health riders, etc., but it is always fun to exercise together with good music doing chair exercise, resistance band exercise, and even using pool noodles and beach balls for exercises.

Monthly programs being held are blood pressure checks, blood sugar screenings, legal aid services, and health/nutrition education and updates.

We really appreciate Central Home Health, EMS, Georgia Cares, Pruitt’s Health Care, Health Dept., Maureen Geboy (Registered Nutritionist and state licensed dietician) and all of the other qualified persons coming to keep our seniors aware of any new services, or laws concerning the elderly.

We do monthly crafts, movie day, bingo, board and wii games, etc. but the fellowship among members continues to top the list of good activities. Some come early just to enjoy more card games and billiards.

Each month on the 2nd and 4th Friday members enjoy bible study and singing with Pastor Robert T. Doddridge on the 2nd week and Pastor Lynn Peters on the 4th week.

Transportation to and from the center is available daily thru the Heard transit system. Also shopping assistance and doctor appointments can be scheduled thru transit.

“Meals on Wheels” is a great program for the home bound. A hot well-balanced meal is delivered daily to the participants. To become a part of this program please contact Three Rivers Area Agency On Aging at 678-552-2838 or toll free 1-866-854-5652 for screening.

To be eligible for all services offered at the center, you must be a member and attend on a regular basis.

We welcome and encourage all Heard county citizens, 58 years of age or older to join. Please call Lou Wakeman or Kelly Walker at 706-675-6131. We look forward to you being a part of “our family”.


  1. Congratulations Ms Lou, Mama love you and Terri so much, she would be proud for you. Deborah Parks

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