by Patch Staff
Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong presented a proclamation recognizing the 25th Anniversary of the East Lake Easy Goers Golden Age Club on Oct. 2 at the Rosel Fann Recreation Center at 365 Cleveland Ave. SE.
Organized in 1987 by a group of concerned senior citizens in the East Lake community the East Lake Easy Goers Golden Age Club cultivates friendships and camaraderie through social gatherings and outings and luncheons throughout the year.
The East Lake Easy Goers Golden Age Club is one of 14 registered “Golden Age” Clubs in the City and has partnered with the Atlanta Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs on several community initiatives. The East Lake Easy Goers Golden Age Club is also registered with and administered by the Golden Age Council.
Club members organize and maintain neighborhood watch meetings, assist children in the community by organizing and hosting block parties, provide food and personal hygiene items to the homeless, knit hand-made throws for patients at local hospices, participate in political events and activities involving the East Lake community.
The East Lake Easy Goers Golden Age Club also serves lunch, reads stories, and provides and distributes Christmas gifts to residents at nursing homes throughout the city.
The East Lake Easy Goers Golden Age Club members provide an uplifting social environment and also a support system for group members during times of illness, comfort in loss, and celebrating milestones.