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Center at Charles Place

Center closed until further notice. 

The Center at Charles Place offers traditional senior services associated with Title III and the Older Americans Act. The Center is here for you to make new friends and enjoy a variety of fun and interesting activities geared toward those over age 60. Activities include cards, bingo, dominos, crafts, entertainment, shopping, exercise, parties, a nutritious lunch, social activities, trips to local places of interest, and more. Around here we say, "life begins at 60," and Senior Services is a great place to grow older together. But most of all, the Senior Services staff wants this to be a fun place for all interested seniors in the county. A place where you can participate in activities that interest you. We look forward to meeting you, so stop in soon or give us a call.

The Center at Charles Place is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m.

For the monthly calendar, directions, and information on volunteer opportunities, please click on a link in the left-hand menu.

Meals on Wheels

One of our most valued programs at the Center at Charles Place is our Home-Delivered Meals program.  With the help of our faithful, caring group of volunteers, we provide hot, nutritional meals daily to over 180 homebound seniors in Forsyth County.  If you or someone you know would benefit from the Home-Delivered Meals program, or if you would like to volunteer to deliver meals, please call (770) 781-2178.

Services, Participation Regulations, and FAQs

For more information on the services provided at the Center at Charles Place, participation regulations, and frequently asked questions, please use the links below.

Services at the Center at Charles Place 2018

Participation Regulations 2018

Frequently Asked Questions 2018

Staff at the Center at Charles Place

  • Ruthie Brew, Director
  • Debbie Carlton, Center Manager
  • Serena Telleria, Activities Leader
  • Jessica Lotspeich, Activities Specialist
  • Karen Harris, Activities Specialist
  • Teresa Burton, Front Desk
  • Pollianna Evans, Volunteers and Meals on Wheels Coordinator
  • Barbara Bayles, Kitchen Specialist
  • Dan Hill, Meals on Wheels Leader
  • Barbara Wiggins, Assessments Specialist
  • Jim Shinholster, Transportation Leader
  • Wayne Smith, Van Driver
  • Jane Mauldin, Van Driver
  • Sandi Morgan, Van Driver

Contact Us

 Address: 595 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2178
 Fax: 770-781-2149
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The mission of Forsyth County's Senior Services Department is to be the focal point where older adults gather for services and activities that respond to their diverse needs and interests, enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage involvement in their community through programs designed to reduce isolation, improve nutritional health, support health and community education and provide access to more extensive services for seniors, caregivers and their families.