The Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the Douglas County Senior Services Department will celebrate the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the brand-new Lithia Springs Senior Center on Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.. The center is located at 7301 Groover Lake Road, Lithia Springs, Ga. 30122. More than a hundred guests are expected to attend the red-carpet event. The public is invited to attend.
The Douglas County BOC is pleased to announce Monica Kaufman Pearson, former television news anchor for WSB-TV Atlanta and current Radio Personality on 104.1 FM will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Pearson is the first woman and first minority to anchor the daily evening news in Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked for 37 years at the leading station, WSB-TV.
Overflow parking and shuttle service will be available next door at the Douglas County Fire Station #1 and Cornerstone Baptist Church, 7167 S. Sweetwater Rd., Lithia Springs, GA. 30122.
Following the ceremony, the center will be open to the public for tours and pickleball demonstrations. Membership signups will also occur until 2:00 p.m. Normal hours of operation and programming begin Monday, August 9, 2021.
"As Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Committee, this day will mark a significant milestone for not only residents of District 1, but for all of Douglas County senior citizens,” District 1 Commissioner Henry Mitchell, III said. “Our Senior Citizens are the fabric of our community and will be proud of this impressive facility purchased by SPLOST funds.”
The cost of the building was expected to come in at $5.3 million but came in right under $4.8 million.
“The completion of this facility will enhance the quality and variety of services we offer older
adults in our community,” Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones said.
“We care deeply for the older growing population and at a time where health is the #1 focus on our minds, completion of this center couldn’t have come at a better time.”
Construction of the 18,000 square foot facility began in February 2020 and was completed in November 2020 when keys were turned over to the County. The architect was Carter Watkins, and the actual building was done by Headley Construction.