Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here:

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:, 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.  

Sexton Hall Enrichment Center

Center closed until further notice. 

Located in the southern part of the county, Sexton Hall is a multipurpose center focused on life enrichment.  For active adults, this center offers classes in art, computers and fitness, a game room for card and game players and day trips around the Atlanta area.  Sexton Hall also provides traditional senior activities with a Congregate lunch program and a respite program for those needing memory support.  A large auditorium hosts concerts, dances and other events throughout the year.

Sexton Hall Enrichment Center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

Classes and activities available for adults age 50+ are listed below.  If you or someone you know is interested in our Congregate or respite programs, please contact Denise at (770) 781-2178.

Sexton Hall Classes and Activities

Peruse the list of available classes and activities below, and then click on the name and time of the class or activity you are interested in to open a flyer with more information.


Basket Weaving - Mondays, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Watercolor Basics - Wednesdays, 1 - 3 p.m.

Stitch & Mix - Thursdays, 10 a.m. - noon

Intro to Guitar - Thursdays, 1 - 2 p.m.

Sing-Along - Every other Thursday, 2 - 3 p.m. 

Color Pencil Drawing - Fridays, 10 a.m. - noon 

Friday Crafts with Congregate - Fridays, 10 a.m.




Card and Board Games meeting weekly

Bagel Boyz - Mondays, 10  - 11 a.m.

Common Grounds Social Group - Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - noon 


Beginner Yoga - Mondays,  10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Tai Chi - Tuesdays, 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. 

Vinyasa Flow Yoga - Wednesdays,  10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Line Dancing - Wednesdays, 1 - 2 p.m.

Senior Tone and Balance - Thursdays 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Staff at Sexton Hall

  • Ruthie Brew, Director
  • Julie Gruen, Assistant Director
  • Kristin Jones, Center Manager
  • Hunter Bennett, Community Relations Leader
  • Courtney Fleming, Communications Leader
  • Jennifer Walsh, Graphic Designer
  • Matthew Bradford, Events & Rentals Leader 
  • Susy Hollaway, Front Desk & Activities Specialist
  • Mike Toth, Maintenance & Rentals
  • Palmer Evans, Maintenance & Rentals
  • Denise Jew, Grant Programs Manager
  • Laura Bagwell, Grant Programs Leader
  • Gabriella Amorine, Activities Specialist
  • Rick Smith, 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.