Lou Walker performers spotlight octogenarians

5/9/2014, 6 a.m.

“Octogenarians in the New Millennium” will be on stage at the Lou Walker Senior Center on May 16.

The presentation by the center’s Performing Arts Group is an adaptation from its “Unveiling Contribution Series” and is inspired by cast member Irmogene Alexander. It begins at 1:30 p.m. and is being held in celebration of Older Americans Month.

The narratives and musical arrangements of the performance are by Gwendolyn F. Thomas with diversified dance choreography by Thomas, Taliah Hasan and Sharon Patterson.

The afternoon will feature senior citizens 80 and older from the center and the community along with their accomplishments. The newly formed “Sophisticated Smooth Gents,” a men’s line-dance troupe, also will perform.

Special guests include Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam, Atlanta Black Nurses Association, Octogenarian Club, the Jewels (New Life Baptist Church) and the Next Chapter Widows Ministry.

The Lou Walker Center is at 2538 Panola Road in Lithonia. For more information, email dmblackwell@dekalbcountyga.gov.