Forsyth County, North Carolina Print
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Lead Agency: Senior Services Inc.
Action Plan Download
Forsyth developed its action plan with over 30 leaders from key organizations, community members and aging advocates over the course of a year. Data collected during the research phase of developing the plan pointed to a need for a more formal structure and process from which community improvements could stem. The plan is meant to be interactive, with the goal of "building the plane while flying" as it relates to developing a response to community needs as they arise. The hope is to address each community challenge comprehensively, focusing on specific, realistic, and timely goals that allow for progress to be accurately measured.
Action Plan Highlights
Communication and InformationIncrease access to communication tools and information for older adults by working with community partners in the annual implementation of the Senior Expo Event, promoting the county's "one-stop-shop" Senior Services' Aging Resource Department, and continuing to distribute a comprehensive directory of county services.
Health and Community ServicesSupport awareness of and access to health and wellness services for older adults such as
HousingPromote affordable housing for older adults by creating a comprehensive database that consists of available home repair services and programs, along with program capacity, wait lists, and criteria is developed to provide a complete picture of the home repair/modification service system landscape within the aging adult community.