The Newnan Times-Herald


Golden Years Briefs

  • By Kandice Bell
  • |
  • Sep. 01, 2018 - 11:07 PM

Nominations open for Senior of the Week

Seniors are an important part of the community who are often not recognized as much as they should be.

Do you know a senior who uses his or her retirement time to volunteer or help others? A Senior of the Week will be highlighted on Sundays on the Senior Living page in The Newnan Times-Herald.

To nominate someone who you think is worthy of the honor, email with the nominee’s name, why they should be the Senior of the Week and a photo.

* * *

Photo courtesy of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group


The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group held its first meeting of the school year in August. Grandparents learned more about how to get their questions answered.

Grandparents supports kicks off first meeting

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group held their first meeting for the school year last month. The group’s new meeting place is the Coweta County Recreation Department, 39 Hospital Road.

The meeting opened with introductions of those in attendance and discussion about what they are looking for in the support group for the upcoming year.

The guest speaker was Angelica Cope, kinship navigator with the Department of Family and Children’s Services. Cope explained the role she plays in helping grandparents navigate and find answers to their questions. Refreshments were served.

This is a free support group. Meetings are from 10-11:45 a.m. and are on the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is Sept. 19.

CPR training is scheduled to be added to programming this year. Any grandparents raising grandchildren can join this group by contacting Gloria Sanford at or 706-302-6192.

Grandparents can also contact Linda Kirkpatrick with Family Patterns Matter at or 404-944-8024.

Items for consideration as Golden Years Briefs should be emailed to, faxed to 770-253-2538, or mailed to Attn: Golden Years Briefs, The Newnan Times-Herald, P.O. Box 1052, Newnan, GA 30264. Email submissions are preferred.