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Fulton Co. Announces Fee, Schedule Changes at Senior Multipurpose Facilities

The cost for meals at all facilities will change beginning June 1, 2014.

Credit: Fulton County
Credit: Fulton County
By Felecia Church

Changes to Schedule Will Ensure Consistency Among Centers and Meal Fees Remain Lower Than Actual Cost to the County 

All Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities will undergo schedule and fee changes within the upcoming months which all have been designed to ensure consistency and quality of services for Fulton County seniors. The County remains dedicated to providing quality services to seniors and believes these changes will accomplish that goal.

Standard Operating Hours will be 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM 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 (5:00 PM to 8:00 PM) and weekend hours (Saturdays 8:00 AM to NOON) will be discontinued effective April 1, 2014.

The cost for meals at all facilities will also change beginning June 1, 2014. 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 approximately $10.00 per meal.   The fees for meals have been changed to the following:

- Breakfast will be $2.50 (plus tax) from $2.00 (plus tax)
- Lunch will be $4.00 (plus tax) from $3.00 (plus tax)

In addition, an annual Membership Fee for Fulton County residents who attend the multipurpose facilities will be implemented on June 1, 2014.  The new annual membership fee is $25.00, which amounts to approximately 10 cents per day. A prorated amount of $12.50 will be due on June 1, 2014 which once paid will serve as the membership fee for 2014. Lastly, the annual Out of County Membership Fee will be increased to $150.00 from $100.00 effective June 1, 2014.

Information sessions for seniors and their caregivers regarding the changes in multipurpose facility hours, meal fees and membership fees will be held on the following dates:

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex
6500 Vernon Woods Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
677 Fairburn Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30331

For more information about these changes, call the STARline at 404 -613-6000

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