Info for Seniors Amid COVID-19

Seniors, please scroll to the bottom of this page for helpful info amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrating 20 Years Committed to Seniors

Friends of Gwinnett Seniors (Friends) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) volunteer-run organization dedicated to raising funds to support senior programs in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Become a Best Friend to Seniors

Become a Best Friend to Seniors (BFS) and invest in the well-being of an aging older adult.

Mission Statement

Friends is committed to the intention that all seniors in Gwinnett have the opportunity to be active and visible participants in their community and experience a healthy, safe, and fulfilling life in the home setting of their choice with access to transportation, health care, good nutrition, and assistance in their homes.

Who We Are

Since 1999, Friends has been raising funds to support services like home-delivered meals and medical transportation for seniors in Gwinnett County.

Events

There are many ways to help raise funds for seniors - from participating in fundraising events to shopping on AmazonSmile and with Kroger Community Reward dollars - your daily life can help us out.

Contact Us

To inquire about getting involved by assisting with a Friends fundraising event or for more information about ways to donate, contact us.

Looking For Services?

You may be visiting our website looking for services for yourself or a loved one. If so, Friends raises funds to support senior services, but we are not direct service providers. If you need services, please call the Gwinnett Senior Services Information & Assistance at 678.377.4150 Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

Friends'   News

Anthem Foundation Grant Allows Disabled Gwinnett Seniors to Fulfill Medical Treatment During COVID-19 Alert

In December, 2019, the Anthem Foundation awarded Friends of Gwinnett Seniors, Inc. a generous grant award to encourage disabled and transportation-challenged participants to avoid skipping scheduled appointments due to financial hardship. Since 2009, the affordable Get In Gear transportation program, partially funded by a federal 5310 grant that requires a local cost share, has been…

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SNAP Benefits Increase

Attention Seniors! Governor Kemp recently announced a vast increase in SNAP benefits for our seniors.  SNAP benefits increased from $15/month up to a maximum benefit amount for their household size which is $194/month for a household of one based on qualifications.   This is a temporary supplement for SNAP Program due to COVID-19.  Please spread the…

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Gwinnett Coalition Helpline

Friends of Gwinnett Seniors wants to keep our seniors safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.  If you are in need of help or know someone who needs assistance, please contact the Gwinnett Coalition. Below is a link to the Gwinnett Coalition Helpline website for information about resources concerning health and human services such as:…

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Store Hours For Seniors

During this pandemic crisis, we are working to keep you updated and informed about changes happening in Gwinnett for seniors. Stores in Georgia have hours designated for people over the age of 60. Here is a link to the full list of stores designating hours to seniors: https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/list-stores-that-have-adjusted-hours-due-coronavirus/6X3GEXOTQ5HXDHCAKE5N25E5RU/

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Become a Best Friend to Seniors (BFS) and commit to make a difference.

Invest in the well-being of an aging older adult.