In 2020, Age Well Forsyth provided to Forsyth County seniors the following:
* Dog and cat food for the participants of the Meals on Wheels program
* Incontinence products for those that requested them on the “Meals on Wheels” Program.
* Had a provider for cat and dog care at no expense to seniors on MOW program
* Provided Senior Center with quarterly grants for needed personal items for individual seniors such as wheelchairs, walkers, insure, small repairs, fans, heaters, etc.
* Provided a quarterly grant open to all Forsyth County seniors Called “Helping Seniors Grant”.
This year, Age Well cut trees and did needed yard work for one senior, put gutters on one senior’s home, helped Hopewell Roofers put a roof on a seniors home that had been covered with a tarp for over a year, and replaced a garage door and window at a seniors home.
* “Sunshine Club” Alzheimer’s group support each year - curtailed due to Centers closing.
* Grants to the “Unfunded Meals on Wheels” program. This year, due to the covid-19 pandemic, there was a greater response for meals, thus this fund had to be increased beyond the normal $5,000.
* Day trips and over- night trips at reduced cost for seniors. This was severely limited this year due to COVID-19.
* Valentine Party for the Seniors at Sexton Hall in February. There was entertainment, door prizes and food. No cost to the seniors. This was the ONLY one we could have this year.
* Bought a new dishwasher for the center and matched a grant for silverware.
* In February, Age Well began to fund a breakfast program for the seniors at Charles Place. This ended as the center was closed in March.
* Provided fresh produce to the “Meals on Wheels” participants that probably were staying at home afraid to go to the stores. This lasted most of the summer.
* Provided masks for the senior Center to give away to any senior that asked for one. These were paper and cloth.
* Two of Age Well’s board members always send something to the “Meals on Wheels” participants for every holiday. They do this at their own cost.
* At Thanksgiving, Age Well provided a canned ham, canned green beans, canned potatoes, fresh lettuce and tomatoes for the” Meals on Wheels” participants and other needy seniors as per the Forsyth County Senior Center. Some received Ensure. Two of our board members sent individual pies also.
* At Christmas, Age Well provided canned beef and gravy, black beans with rice and Christmas cards and candy canes to over 250 “Meals On Wheels” participants and other needy seniors.