Forsyth County Aging Services Planning Committee
The goal of the FCASPC is to create a senior friendly community in Forsyth. The
Committee brings together older adults in the community, caregivers, service providers
and public service representatives to work together to provide support and services
for older adults in Forsyth County. Meetings are held every 3rd Friday of the month
at 9:00am, at Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Drive, Winston-Salem. For more information,
call (336)703-3883 or 703-3870.
Here you will find information about:
- Our committee and subcommittees
- Aging agencies, information & resources in Forsyth County
- Events hosted by us and our partner agencies
- Volunteer opportunities
- Weekly E-News, which features items of interest to those in the gerontology
field, as well as announcements of upcoming events and opportunities for adults,
caregivers, and those who serve them.
All of our meetings are open to the public and we encourage members of our community
to get involved in our committee and its subcommittees. Explore our website to learn
how you can join us in our endeavor to make Forsyth County a great place to call
History of Older Americans Month
When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans
had reached their 65th birthdays. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty
and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and
their concerns was growing, however. In April of 1963, President John F. Kennedy's
meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens served as a prelude to designating
Thanks to President Jimmy Carter's 1980 designation, what was once called Senior
Citizens Month, is now called "Older Americans Month," and has become a tradition.
Historically, Older Americans Month has been a time to acknowledge the contributions
of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended
our country. Every President since JFK has issued a formal proclamation during or
before the month of May asking that the entire nation pay tribute in some way to
older persons in their communities. Older Americans Month is celebrated across the
country through ceremonies, events, fairs and other such activities.