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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SmartBurner Pilot Project

Friends recently helped fund a pilot project initiated by Chief Stephen Hrustich of Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services where SmartBurners were installed on all stoves in the facility as a fire prevention and safety measure at Gwinnett Christian Terrace, a senior living community in Lilburn. Photo represents some of the key players in the project…

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Check out Friends’ entry to the 2016 Spark Prize Gwinnett video competition in collaboration with Fire Services: https://creative-mischief.wistia.com/medias/a7aenspkur United Way, in partnership with The Primerica Foundation, The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia, Partnership Gwinnett, the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services and the Atlanta Community Food Bank will host the 2016 Spark Prize event…

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