Author: Atlanta Senior Life Staff

Covenant Presbyterian Church Has Served the Community for 90 Years

The year was 1926. Calvin Coolidge was president of the United States. Harriet High donated her home and the surrounding land to be used as an art museum in Atlanta. A.A. Milne published his beloved children’s classic “Winnie-the-Pooh.” And a Presbyterian congregation left its original home in downtown Atlanta and moved to a new facility “just north of Peachtree Creek” in what would later become Buckhead. That was the beginning of Covenant Presbyterian Church, this year celebrating 90 years of service from its sanctuary at 2461 Peachtree Road. “Everybody thought we were crazy to relocate outside the city limits,...

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Cathedral Thrift House in Buckhead

Offers Deals and community care for 70 Years The Cathedral of St. Philip Thrift House, which began in 1947 in a church basement, has grown into a 6,600-square-foot warehouse, but its mission to serve the community by selling quality goods at affordable prices remains the same. So does giving 100 percent of the profits back to local charities. Most of the donations to the Cathedral Thrift House come from parishioners of the church on Peachtree Road in Buckhead. As a result, the Thrift House and its customers see a wide range of high-quality inventory, from Baccarat crystal and collectible...

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Cops Share Holiday Safety Tips

Law enforcement officials are spreading the word to help keep shoppers safe this holiday, offering several safety tips to keep the season bright. Sandy Springs Officer Forrest Bohannon reminded everyone to “stay alert and be aware of everybody around you.” Dunwoody Traffic Enforcement Officer Christopher Irwin said people should think ahead and place valuables in their car trunk before getting to the mall or even throughout the year when heading to the gym. “People go shopping and they’ll come out and put stuff in their trunk, but what people don’t realize is that the criminals are actually out in...

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Tips for Selecting Medicare Coverage before Dec. 7 Deadline

Submitted by Bill White – Georgia Medicare Vice President, Humana If you have Medicare but haven’t selected a 2017 Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan, the Dec. 7 annual enrollment deadline is quickly approaching. Here are five simple steps to help you make the best decision: Review your current Medicare health plan.  Analyze how much you’ve spent on health care during the past year, including hospital expenses, prescriptions and doctor bills. This helps you benchmark your 2017 health care expenses and determine if your current Medicare plan still meets your needs. Select the type of Medicare plan that best fits...

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Nonprofits can use your help this holiday season

Thanksgiving and Christmas are for family gatherings, but can also be times to give back. There are plenty of organizations in the Atlanta area that can use your help during the holiday season. Here are some nonprofits where you can donate your time and money. Atlanta Community Food Bank The Atlanta Community Food Bank has gathered nonperishable foods for decades, but is starting to get creative. From Nov. 7-18, teams of architects and engineers will design giant sculptures of donated canned goods and boxes that nearly reach the ceiling. Add to the Canstruction at 171 and 201 17th Street...

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