Senior Services: Beyond Quality Care
Senior Services, a private nonprofit agency, operating in Forsyth County for more than fifty years, has long been dedicated to providing programs and services that preserve dignity and independence, encourage connectedness, and promote purposeful living for seniors in our community.
Just ask Dorothy Nord (pictured left), a 100 year-old woman who relies on Senior Services for critical assistance with meals and personal care to remain at home. Dorothy has always had a love for baseball and longed to attend a Winston-Salem Dash game. Learning of this desire, Senior Services teamed up with the Dash to check this item off her bucket list. Nord attended the game surrounded by family, friends, and Senior Services staff. She even threw out the first pitch, calling the entire day "a dream come true!"
While every day in aging services may not be a walk in the (ball) park, Dorothy's story illustrates Senior Services' commitment to exploring opportunities to go beyond providing quality care to help enrich and infuse meaning in the lives of people they touch.
With a mission to help the elderly remain at home, living with dignity, it's no surprise that most of Senior Services' impactful work happens in the homes of seniors.
However, there are two community locations - the main office on Shorefair Drive and the Williams Adult Day Center on Melrose Street - where you can see the organization's efforts in action.
Placing particular emphasis on the most frail and vulnerable elders, Senior Services relies on the continued community support of volunteers and donors to help carry out its mission each day. In fact, programs such as Meals-on-Wheels and Senior Lunch, Home Care, and community support services like Help Line and the Williams Adult Day Care Center depend on it.
As we face an unprecedented aging boom - with more than ten thousand people turning 65 every day nationally and the population of older adults in Forsyth County set to double over the next decade - Senior Services remains committed to exploring innovative ways to meet the growing and changing needs of this community.
Senior Services is proud to be a trusted provider of information, resources, and services to elders, their families, and the community at large. We encourage you to stay in touch with what's going on at Senior Services by visiting the website:
, signing up for the Aging Matters e-newsletter, or calling the main office at 336-725-0907.