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National Church Residences to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing in Southwest Atlanta

Press Releases | July 2, 2020

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ATLANTA – In partnership with the Fulton County Board of Health and in collaboration with Fulton County Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. and Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd, National Church Residences will open a walk-up and drive-thru COVID-19 testing site to the public. Testing will take place in the parking lot at Lakewood Christian Manor, an affordable housing senior living community located at 2141 Springdale Road, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30315 on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Neither a doctor’s note for referral is required for testing.

“Testing is critically important to stopping the spread of the disease,” said Director of Population Health, Jacque Thornton. “This site was selected to enhance neighborhood access to testing in the southwest Atlanta area.”

Residents may be tested whether they have COVID-19 symptoms or not. COVID-19 testing is now available to all residents regardless of symptoms. Fulton County and community partners are offering FREE COVID-19 testing at locations throughout the county. Additional Fulton County testing sites can be found here.

Free COVID-19 Testing Events for National Church Residences

Monday, July 6, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Lakewood Christian Manor

2141 Springdale Road, SW

Atlanta, GA 30315

This free COVID-19 testing event is in partnership with the Fulton County Board of Health. It is open to the public and for Lakewood Christian residents and staff.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA

2220 Campbellton Road, SW

Atlanta, GA 30311

This free COVID-19 testing event is in partnership with The Family Health Centers of Georgia, Inc. This event is open to the public and for Baptist Towers and Baptist Gardens residents and staff.

About National Church Residences

National Church Residences serves more than 42,000 seniors through its array of housing and health care services. The not-for-profit organization is driven by a vision of advancing better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. With 340 communities in 25 states, it is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest manager of service coordinators. The organization also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, as well as permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled. For more information, visit us at NationalChurchResidences.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


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