Franklin County Department of Aging
Mattie Woodard, Director
The philosophy of the Department of Aging is based on these premises: that aging is a normal developmental process; that human beings need peers with whom they can interact and who are available as a source of encouragement and support; and that adults have the right to a voice in determining matters in which they have a valid interest. The Franklin County Department of Aging is obligated to create an atmosphere that acknowledges the value of human life, affirms the dignity and self-worth of the older adult, and maintains a climate of respect, trust, and support. Within this atmosphere, the staff creates opportunities for the older adults to apply their wisdom, experience and insight, and to exercise their skills.
The senior centers serve as an integral part of the aging network. They serve community needs, assist other agencies in serving older adults, and provide opportunities for older adults to develop their potential as individuals within the context of the entire community.
Activities of the senior centers include: Speakers programs, ceramics, senior games, fun day in the park, bingo, dance classes, cards, bible study, craft classes, trips, parties, tours, fundraising projects, exercise classes, fitness centers, etc. The two senior centers are also visual points where older adults and families of older adults can receive services or information about services available in Franklin County.
Mission Statement: The Franklin County Department of Aging strives to enrich the lives of Senior Citizens in Franklin County by offering a friendly place for fun, fellowship, educational programming, and provide information on available resources in the county.
Our Senior Centers:
Franklinton Senior Center
Staff: Christy Southall, Center Supervisor. Mary Edwards, Assistant.
602 East Mason Street
PO Box 411
Franklinton, NC 27525
Louisburg Senior Center
Tara Goolsby, Senior Center Activity Specialist
127 Shannon Village
Louisburg, NC 27549