Supporting our senior citizens in the Clarkston community

Explore our senior programs

Senior citizens are important parts of our community. In Georgia native, foreign transplant, and refugee communities alike, seniors are deserving of our love and respect. Clarkston Community Center helps to give back to these individuals through programs helping them learn, relax, and enjoy life.

English as a second language

One of the longest running programs, the Senior Refugee Program (SRP) provides ESL, exercise, fellowship and recreational opportunities to some of our most vulnerable residents. Older people who come as refugees face the most challenges in making the transition to a new culture, have difficulty learning English and are often isolated. We offer a comfortable, safe environment in which participants spend the morning learning English, talking with volunteers, getting valuable health education information, and interacting with each other.

Elder from Bhutan learning English
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Senior art program with VSA

On the second Tuesday and Wednesday of each month we offer a art program open to all seniors. Each month the instructors from VSA and Mason Fine Arts teach a new art form and all of the results have been spectacular.

The first class was creating art boxes from wooden cigar boxes. Each artist lined their box with fabric or marveled papers. Then they decorated the outside with a variety of colorful papers. The crowning touch was sequins, beads, ribbons and small plastic animals which were lovingly placed and glued by each of our artists.

Dance class with Core Dance

Core Dance works with the seniors twice a week to offer free form and group dance. We welcome all levels of experience, and no partners are necessary. Just bring yourself for a fun hour of dance, music, and entertainment. 

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Class schedule

Clarkston Community Center is also proud to offer a wide range of classes for all walks of life. Don't miss the opportunity to share in our weekly and special events.

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