Lou Walker was a well-known community activist who worked diligently and tirelessly to bring about change and promote a higher quality of life in DeKalb County. Upon is death in 2004, his wife Theresa was able to fulfill his dream of opening a senior center to service the community. The care facility itself is 40 thousand square feet and officially opened for residents in 2005. Some of its amenities offered include a salon, a therapeutic pool, a computer lab and a full-service kitchen. The Lou Walker Senior Center has been referred to as the premier place for active seniors and offers its residents the following:
- 59 arts & crafts or other classes
- 53 aerobics and land fitness classes
- 18 technology classes, including digital camera workshops
Some of the clubs, classes and activities include (but are not limited to) crochet, chess, comedy, volleyball yoga, tai chi, Spanish and even line dancing.