Standard operating hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all four multipurpose facilities for a total of 200 service hours provided by the county per week. Currently, centers are operating under different schedules. The multipurpose facilities will be open 10 hours per day, Monday through Friday for participating seniors. Expanded evening hours (5 to 8 p.m.) and weekend hours (Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon) will be discontinued effective April 1.
The cost for meals at all facilities will also change beginning June 1. While the costs seniors will pay for meals will have increased by a minimal fee, this increase still remains less than the actual cost of senior meals to the county, which is about $10 per meal. The fees for meals have been changed to the following: breakfast will be increased from $2 plus tax to $2.50 plus tax, and lunch will go up from $3 plus tax to $4 plus tax.
In addition, an annual membership fee for Fulton residents who attend the multipurpose facilities will be implemented June 1. The new annual membership fee is $25, which amounts to about 10 cents per day. A prorated amount of $12.50 will be due June 1, which once paid will serve as the membership fee for 2014. Lastly, the annual out-of-county membership fee will be increased from $100 to $150 effective June 1.
Information sessions for seniors and their caregivers regarding the changes in multipurpose facility hours, meal fees and membership fees will be held at the following dates:
o Thursday at 11 a.m.: Helene S Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility, 515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Atlanta
o Thursday at 1 p.m.: HJC Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility, 2885 Church St., East Point
o Friday at 11 a.m.: Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex, 6500 Vernon Woods Drive, Sandy Springs
o Friday at 1:30 p.m.: Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility, 677 Fairburn Road, Atlanta
Information: (404) 613-6000