My Friend's House

Activity Center for Seniors

109 West Moore St.
Valdosta, GA 31602

Contact numbers:

  • Jacquelyn Hopkins, Program Coordinator: 229-293-6145
  • Marsha Smith, Program Assistant: 229-293-6146

Sponsored by: 

VSU logo

Valdosta State University
Department of Human Services
Program of Social Work



Southern Georgia
Area Agency on Aging
Waycross, GA


Information About My Friend's House

Our mission is to provide high quality day services for seniors who may or may not be experiencing cognitive challenges in a stimulating, safe, and freindly environment. We strive to support and collaborate with caregivers to provide the best services for their loved one.

We provide activities that promote social, physical, creative, and cognitive stimulation. The staff is qualified to guide our friends through their individual activity of interest. 

  • Exercise: Indoor and outdoor games and activities are geared to help maintain muscle strength, joint flexibility, and hand-eye coordination
  • Games and Activities: Each friend engages in activities best suited for their cognitive abilities
  • Memory Lane: Time is set aside for participants to discuss important events, places, things, and people from the past. This is usually an exciting sharing of by-gone eras.
  • Arts & CraftsFriends enjoy painting, molding, pasting, coloring, flower arranging, mosaics, cake decorating, and much more


Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver support group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at 109 West Moore Street Valdosta, GA 31602

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools is a 6-week training developed for caregivers and their families. This program focuses on caregiver well-being, best practices on caring for others, and finding a balance between self-care and caring for others.

Dealing With Dementia

Dealing with Dementia is a 4-day training from the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiveing that focuses on knowledge specifically for dementia care.


My Friend's House is a loving, caring, and safe facility for seniors. We provide diverse programming and activities for those persons experiencing early dementia or other cognitive impairments. My Friend's House is operated and supported by trained My Friend's House staff, Social Work faculty, and VSU students. We are confident that your loved one will enjoy spending time here. My Friend's House also supports caregivers and wants caregivers to have a mutual and rewarding relationship with their loved one.

There is not a fee for services provided. However, we invite families to make donations and/or participate in fundraising activities. Monies raised are used for program supplies, professional development for staff, and other resources for My Friend's House.

Hours of Operation

Seniors may attend anytime during hours of operation:

- Monday-Thursday from 8:30am - 4:00pm

- Friday from 8:30am - 3:00pm

- Closed on Saturday and Sunday 

Snacktimes and Lunchtime

Seniors must bring their lunch. We provide all snacks and drinks.

- Lunch: 12:00pm

- Snacks: 10:00am / 3:00pm


Jacquelyn Hopkins
Program Coordinator
phone: 229-293-6145


Marsha Smith
Program Assistant
phone: 229-293-6146