May 28th, 2019. FAYETTEVILLE, GA. Fayette Senior Service’s, Inc. (FSS), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, recently celebrated one of their members 100th birthday in May! Over several days, many of the groups and members at FSS gathered together to spread joy and love for a monumental birthday celebration. Eliza Spicer was celebrated by many of the groups she participates with – including the STARs congregate program, the aerobics class she still exercises in 2 days a week, her line dance class, in addition to just around the center by so many who cherish her! Full of cake, presents, hugs, songs, and even a Chick-Fil-A Cow, the glow from Eliza’s face the entire time was priceless as her excitement beamed off her for everyone to enjoy. When asked her secret to living so long and what keeps her active, engaged, and so healthy, she shared, “I exercise daily, eat right and stay moving. This was the best birthday ever!” FSS shared they are so delighted they could help make her celebration so special and glad they can provide a center for her to stay engaged in all areas of her life! Iris Harris, STARS Coordinator, expressed her amazement of Eliza, sharing “How exciting it is that we got to share and celebrate a members 100th birthday with her at the center. It isn’t very often that you have an active, sharp, and energetic 100 year old excited to bring her enthusiasm and secrets to the rest of us. Each day, Eliza exhibits living and aging so well. Her stamina and zest for life continues to amaze all of us!”
When Fayette Senior Services first began decades ago, one of our main focuses was the STARs Congregate program. This program was designed to provide a social, emotional, and physical outlet for aging adults – focused on reducing food insecurity, promoting socialization, and increasing the health and well-being of aging individuals. Since those days 40 years ago, the program has grown exponentially. It has become so much more than a place to spend your morning for something to do, it has flourished into an image of family. Step into the room and you’ll be filled with joy so quickly you’ll hardly believe it. You’ll experience warm welcomes, witness glowing smiles, and enjoy watching a group that truly cares about each other. Access to services like this help to delay the onset of adverse health conditions that result from poor nutrition or sedentary behavior. For seniors who meet the criteria to participate in this irreplaceable program, it truly makes a world of difference for them. For more information about this program, please contact the coordinator and FSS Case Manager Iris Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-461-0813.
Join us in celebrating 40 years of FSS serving the Fayette County community. Thank you to our 40th Anniversary Sponsors: Clear Captions, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, and Heartis Fayetteville. For 40 years, FSS has been making a meaningful difference in the social, emotional, and physical well-being of adults age 50 and better in our community. FSS provides a variety of essential services to the community such as Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Information & Referral Assistance, Care Management, In-Home Personal Care, Adult Day Care, Home Repair, and Ani-Meals. FSS’ Life Enrichment center offers a range of social, leisure, travel and fitness activities in both Fayetteville and Peachtree City and also hosts the award-winning Ultimate Café. For more information about Fayette Senior Services, visit www.fayss.org or call 770-461-0813.