Forsyth County Aging Services Planning Committee

Our goal is to create a senior friendly community in Forsyth County. We reach for that goal by working together to assess and address the needs of older adults in Forsyth County.

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 home.

Aging Facts

  • When does old age begin? 18-29 year olds say 60; 65+ year olds say 74.
  • In 1950 there were 8 working-age people for each person 65+; in 2050 there will
    only be 3.
  • 75% of older adults age 65+ have annual incomes (including social security) of
    less than $34,000.
  • If you reach the age of 65, you have an 80% chance of living until at least 85.
  • Half of adults 65+ are online.
  • Only 1 in 5 cases of elder abuse and neglect are reported.
  • Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries to people over 65 in North Carolina.
  • In 2025 1 in 4 North Carolinians will be 60 and older.
  • Winston-Salem is consistently sited as one of the best and most affordable
    places to retire in the USA.
  • 95,027 grandparents are responsible for minor grandchildren throughout the
    state (2010 census).
  • By 2030, 70 of North Carolina's 100 counties will have more people over age
    60 than under age 18.
  • 15% of North Carolinians age 65+ are employed.
  • 82% of North Carolinians age 65+ own their own homes