The Lou Walker Senior Center in DeKalb County, Georgia, has achieved recognition as a Nationally Accredited Senior Center of Excellence by the National Council on Aging’s National Institute of Senior Centers. This accreditation is a significant honor, with only 200 senior centers nationwide earning this distinction. It highlights the commitment and excellence of the center in serving the senior population.
The Lou Walker Senior Center, designed by Goode Van Slyke Architecture and opened in 2005, has a mission to provide a world-class environment where seniors are valued, respected, and supported in aging well. The facility in Lithonia, Georgia, offers a wide range of amenities and programs, making it a hub for senior citizens in the area. Some of the features include learning areas, a pool, a computer lab, a kitchen, and a hair salon with a barbershop and spa.
The center provides a diverse selection of classes and activities to cater to the interests and needs of its senior participants. These programs encompass fitness, technology, martial arts, self-defense, dance, music, art, drama, public speaking, photography, and more. This extensive range of offerings reflects the center’s commitment to promoting the physical, mental, and social well-being of seniors.
Eligibility to participate in the Lou Walker Senior Center’s programs is open to any citizen of DeKalb County who is aged 55 and over. Additionally, non-residents who are part of the Silver Sneakers programs are also welcome, further extending access to senior services in the community.