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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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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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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From the Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner website: If you are 65 years old as of Jan. 1, 2020, and your 2019 GA return line 15 is less than $97,264, you are likely eligible for the Senior School Tax Exemption (L5A). Contact Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner’s office at tax@gwinnettcounty.com or770-822-8800 for assistance. 

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A Buford senior arrived at Gwinnett County Animal Welfare (AWE) with his 14-year old dog after he had been evicted from his apartment. Through AWE and their rescue connections, foster care for the dog was arranged.  Gwinnett County Senior Services was made aware of the unique situation and they worked to find an emergency situation…

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