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VIDEO: Senior Services Mobile Food Pantry Delivers to Homebound and In Need Seniors

VIDEO: Senior Services Mobile Food Pantry Delivers to Homebound and In Need Seniors
This summer, Forsyth County Senior Services launched a new program to deliver donated food and drinks through a new Mobile Food Pantry to senior residents that are homebound or may be in need of assistance across the County. The program targets residential senior communities and complexes that have a large percentage of senior residents or multi-generational families. The food comes from multiple community partners including the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Georgia Mountain Food Bank as well as individuals in the community. The Mobile Food Pantry often partners with the Forsyth County Public Library’s Bookmobile that makes scheduled stops throughout the County. If you would like to donate food ...

Forsyth County Senior Services to Host Caregiver Assistance & Resource Event (Care) Fair

Forsyth County Senior Services to Host Caregiver Assistance & Resource Event (Care) Fair
Forsyth County Senior Services will host a Caregiver Assistance and Resource Event (CARE) Fair to showcase information and resources available to residents and caretakers throughout the community.   The CARE Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 and Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Sexton Hall Enrichment Center (2115 Chloe Rd.). Various local nonprofits and government agencies will be featured Friday and local businesses will be featured during the event Saturday.   Admission is free and the fair will offer interactive elements such as health screenings, balance courses provided by Occupational Therapy students/faculty from Brenau University and an innovative aids showroom. Many of the innovative ...

VIDEO: Senior Services Recognized for Virtual Programs and Response to the Pandemic

VIDEO: Senior Services Recognized for Virtual Programs and Response to the Pandemic
Like many organizations, Forsyth County Senior Services faced new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. But unlike most businesses, groups and other public serving entities, the majority of the department’s patrons were considered at-risk for COVID-19. Still, Forsyth County Senior Services was able to find new ways to connect with residents. With new virtual program offerings, a Meals on Wheels program and even home “drive-bys” just to say hello and provide a friendly, smiling face, Senior Services found new ways to connect with residents during when many older adults needed it most. “We quickly realized this was not going to be over ...

Senior Services’ Newsletter Now Available for June

Senior Services’ Newsletter Now Available for June
Discover how to make crafts perfect for summer, get fit with a variety of workout classes and talk about your favorite places to travel with a new travel club– this and much more is offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Senior Services in-person activities are back full time at all three facilities! Some activities will still have an online option as well. For more information on all games and classes in person and at home visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page or call (770) 781-2178.

Senior Services’ Newsletter Now Available for April and May

Senior Services’ Newsletter Now Available for April and May
Learn what elected officials are working on in the State Capitol, go on a virtual tour of buildings and sights shaped like animals and learn how you can receive counseling as a caregiver– this and much more is offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Starting this month Senior Services is offering limited activities in person at their facilities! Safety protocols including temperature checks and social distancing will be in place to protect members and staff. For more information on all games and classes in person and at home visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page or ...

Senior Services’ Newsletter Now Available for February and March

Senior Services’ Newsletter Now Available for February and March
Take an online tour of some of the most oddly constructed buildings in the U.S. and abroad, learn how finances affect aging well and learn how certain innovations changed the world– this and much more is offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information on these and other fun stay at home games and classes or call (770) 781-2178.

Senior Services’ January Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ January Newsletter Now Available
Raise a mug to learning about the benefits of drinking tea, unite with other bookworms in a new book club and learn how to get organized for a successful new year – this and much more is offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information on these and other fun stay at home games and classes or call (770) 781-2178.  

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Receives GRPA Agency Of The Year Award

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Receives GRPA Agency Of The Year Award
Parks & Recreation and Senior Services Departments receive awards  Forsyth County Parks & Recreation received the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) Agency of the Year Award during the GRPA awards banquet on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The award is presented annually to five population groups within the state, with Forsyth County falling into the largest population category – 150,000 residents and over.  “The annual state award recognizes exemplary agencies for their work over the last year,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “I am so proud of the exceptional efforts made by our staff to make this award possible and ...

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