Forsyth County government has hired a director to lead its Senior Services Department. Ms. Ruthie Brew will join the county staff as director of Senior Services on October 10. This position oversees and directs the county’s three Senior Services centers, programs, services, operations and activities with the goal of maintaining or extending the independence of life and improving the quality of life for seniors in the community.


Brew brings to the position 14 years of professional experience in the field of aging. Most recently she served as manager of the Mallinckrodt Active Adult Center in Wilmette, Illinois. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and a Master of Management degree in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University in Chicago.


“We are pleased that Ruthie will be joining the county staff,” said Deputy County Manager Tim Merritt. “The senior center management experience she brings to the position, along with her enthusiasm for assisting others in the pursuit of aging well, will certainly be a benefit to our already outstanding Senior Services offerings.”

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