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Age-Friendly Forsyth is looking for community representatives

Representatives of Age-Friendly Forsyth gather at Habitat for Humanity for monthly meeting.

Age-Friendly Forsyth is looking for community representatives
September 05
10:02 2019

Age-Friendly Forsyth (AFF) is excited to bring new opportunities for residents 60 years and older to impact change within their communities throughout Forsyth County. 

AFF connects, informs, and engages older adults and community partners to create a livable community through collaborative planning and action, with the vision that aging adults in Forsyth County are living their best lives. Focus areas of the initiative include physical and mental health, financial health, housing, safety, accessibility and mobility, support network, and empowerment and engagement.

The Community Engagement Council is a geographically based, data-informed, resident leadership body that is responsible for engaging community members to become involved in helping realize Age-Friendly Forsyth’s vision. This is accomplished by hosting several community conversations and events, as well as mobilizing and recruiting the larger community to support pilot projects and efforts based on community need. Due to the higher level of responsibility associated with this role, and the large volume of work to ensure that community voices are well represented, members will receive a stipend of $25/meeting attended or held. The primary function of the council is to serve by connecting with residents, hearing and communicating community needs and concerns, and having an active voice in sharing opinions on need areas at council meetings. 

Currently AFF is accepting applications for five CEC council members from the following zip codes:

27019, 27052, 27009, 27051(one rep needed for combined zip codes)

27284 (two reps needed)

27103 

27050, 27045 (one rep for combined zip codes)

27105

If you are interested in serving on the Community Engagement Council, please contact Arleatha Patterson at 336-701-1700, ext. 112 or arleatha@nullforsythfutures.org for an application. To learn more about Age Friendly Forsyth, our process, and our partners, please visit www.agefriendlyforsyth.org.

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