At a recent Cumming City Council meeting, Age Well Forsyth presented an Award of Appreciation to members of the Mashburn family for their philanthropy and care for the elderly of Forsyth County. Read the speech we gave for the details:
"On behalf of Age Well Forsyth, a local non-profit supporting County senior services and furthering senior issues, we would like to present these Awards of Appreciation to the Mashburn family, for once again considering the good of Forsyth County’s most vulnerable citizens, in preserving the affordable senior housing property that could have been included in the recent sale of family property bordering Veterans Memorial Parkway and Meadow Drive.
Doctor Mark Mashburn was well ahead of his time as a philanthropist, directing that housing’s original development in the 1950s. It is still one of the only available spaces for income-challenged seniors in the County. The Mashburns have protected and brought peace of mind to those residents, and Age Well and other senior-centric organizations in the County are very grateful for their action."