Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19


The July 7, 6:30 p.m. Forsyth County Zoning Board of Appeals Work Session and 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting/ Public Hearing shall be both in person and via teleconference pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g). The public notice listing the location and agenda for the Work Session is here, and public notice and agenda for the Regular Meeting/Public Hearing public hearing is here.


The public may physically attend these meetings. However due to COVID 19 concerns, remote viewing and participation is encouraged. Viewers may watch the Regular Meeting/Public Hearing on the County’s website: forsythco.com, as well as TV Forsyth, Comcast channel 23 and AT&T channel 99.  Both the Work Session and Regular Meeting/Public Hearing may be viewed on the Zoom app. Click here to access the Zoom link for remote watching. To learn how to  participate remotely in public hearings click here.

 

Audio only option: Residents without internet access can listen by calling (602) 333-0032 or (888) 270-9936 (US Toll Free), Conference code: 897630.  

Live Well Community Garden

Welcome to the homepage for the Live Well Community Garden at Sexton Hall!

In partnership with the Forsyth County Master Gardeners and the Boy Scouts of America, this garden is an extension of Forsyth County Senior Services' mission to help adults age well by living a healthy and active lifestyle.

How Does Our Garden Grow?

A special thank you to everyone who came out to Sexton Hall at the end of September to kick-off the pollinator garden located at the back of the building.  It is amazing what can be accomplished in just a few short weeks.  Volunteers from West Forsyth High School, Forsyth County Master Gardeners, and members of the Live Well Garden Club got their hands dirty prepping the ground, planting the plants, and mulching the bed, and all their help was invaluable in getting this special project started before the first frost sets in.  Beyond the hours contributed by these helpful hands, this garden grows with funding from the Georgia Master Garden Association, Forsyth County Master Gardeners, and Forsyth County Senior Services.

GARDEN CLUB - No June meeting. Stay tuned for July announcements. 

Love to garden? Join our club and spread the word! Print and share the flyer at this link!  

Join us on the second Monday of each month 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Don't miss our virtual garden programs! Click HERE to see the June Newsletter.

To RSVP and for more information about our growing garden club, call (770) 781-2178 ext. 5060 or email hbennett@forsythco.com.

LUNCH AND LEARN No June meeting. Stay tuned for July announcements.

Bring your lunch on the fourth Thursday of the month so you can eat, socialize and learn from Master Gardeners about gardening topics all in one afternoon.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOTS

Please continue to enjoy the garden. For your safety and the safety of others, be conscious of social distancing. Please maintain a 6 foot distance between yourselves and other members of the garden. Continue to follow all Centers for Disease Control and Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines. At this time only lessees are permitted in the garden area. Please no visitors at this time. If you are sick, symptomatic or could have possibly been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you cannot access the garden or garden shed at this time. Please email any questions or concerns to hbennett@forsythco.com.

Community garden plots for 2020 are fully assigned.  We maintain a waitlist for anyone who would be interested when new plots open up.  If you would like more information or to be added to the waitlist, please email hbennett@forsythco.com or seniorservices@forsythco.com, and we'll be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.

 

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.