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Nestled less than 40 miles north of Atlanta’s city center, Suwanee is an idyllic suburb full of diverse shopping, local dining, and friendly neighbors. It’s no surprise that many retirees flock to the Suwanee area. Though it is a beautiful neighborhood no matter your stage of life, Suwanee offers easy access to many resources that keep retirees healthy, happy, and safe.

Educational Resources

A healthy retirement includes opportunities for new learning. In fact, learning a new skill can give you more opportunities to make friends as well as decrease the risk of cognitive decline.

Emory University, located in nearby Atlanta, features the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI. You can take classes in person or via Zoom on a variety of topics.

Looking to finally pursue a degree or just dive into a subject area you have always found fascinating? Georgia State University’s GSU-62 program for adults 62 or older offers discounted or free college course credits to qualified seniors.

Meeting New Friends

Retirement is best enjoyed side by side with friends. If you are new to the Suwanee area or simply don’t have many friends nearby, you can meet new people by choosing to participate in local community events.

Start with The Good Timers, a social club for seniors in Gwinnett County. This group meets monthly and you can break the ice by attending an event that features entertainment.

Located at George Pierce Park in Suwanee, Prime Timers Pointe is more than just your typical senior center. Available for use for adults 50 or older, Prime Timers Pointe features a cozy fireplace, a big-screen television, and game tables for seniors to enjoy.

Finally, Gwinnett County features multiple senior centers throughout the area. Each senior center offers a different schedule of activities and new faces to meet.

Senior Support Services

The Suwanee area offers services designed to support older adult residents. You can easily find help or an answer to a question by taking advantage of senior services throughout Gwinnett County.

Gwinnett County has a full home-delivered meals program for older adults who need nutritional support five days per week.

Further, the county offers assistance with respite care for caregivers as well as light housekeeping or maintenance services. The county can also assign a case manager to an older adult to ensure they are receiving all the support services they need to stay healthy and happy at home.

The 2020 Benefits Guide for Older Georgians highlights resources you can access in Suwanee as well as throughout Georgia.

Financial and Legal Support

Make retirement a bit easier on your budget and your peace of mind by using any financial and legal support services in the Suwanee area.

Research more about advance directives and make confident decisions about your last wishes by reading the Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care document.

Utilize the Georgia Legal Assistance Program to find legal support and advice specifically for seniors in the state.

Finally, Atlanta Legal Aid experts can offer advice or support for civil matters including housing issues or care planning.  

Senior Living

Suwanee is also home to senior living communities, each of which has its own unique personality and residents. You can often find educational presentations or wellness fairs that are open to the public in these bustling communities. Be sure to get on their mailing lists so that you are informed of what they have coming up.

Retiring in an assisted living community can provide you with a luxury lifestyle, personalized assistance, and friendly neighbors right down the hall. When you begin looking for a senior living community in Suwanee, ensure you are searching for a community that features:

  • Spacious apartments
  • Multiple living options that will suit you now and in the future
  • Chef-prepared meals three times daily
  • An active and engaging event calendar
  • Compassionate and friendly staff members who want to get to know more about you
  • Wellness resources that will help you stay healthy for years to come
  • Access to dementia care resources, especially if you have been newly diagnosed with the disease

At Arbor Terrace of Johns Creek, we delight in serving our residents and offering them multiple senior living options. Learn more about our community and keep up on senior-focused health topics by subscribing to our blog.


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Penny Quale

About the Author: Penny Quale

Penny’s career in senior living began in 2010 and she quickly realized her true passion. The respect and compassion she has for our greatest generation is dear to her heart. Penny truly feels it is an honor to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of families and residents when going through the difficult journey of finding the right place.

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