Give the Gift of Meals to Local Seniors

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Give the Gift of Meals to Local Seniors This Holiday Season

Senior Services offers Home-Delivered Meals Gift Certificate Program

Help brighten the holiday season for Forsyth County home-bound senior citizens by participating in the 2014 Home-Delivered Meals Holiday Gift Certificate Program. Meals purchased with a holiday gift certificate through Forsyth County Senior Services will be delivered through the Meals on Wheels program.

Forsyth County Senior Services Director Judy Theilman said there is a continuous need for home-delivered meals for senior citizens.

“Recent years have shown an increasing demand for our Meals on Wheels program,” Theilman said. “Anyone supporting the Home-Delivered Meals Holiday Gift Certificate Program will certainly make a positive impact for our local seniors.”

Those interested in participating may choose to provide meals for a day, week, month or year. The cost is $3.61 for one meal, $18.05 for one week, $79.42 for one month, and $938.60 for the entire year. Gifts may be tax-deductible.

Checks should be made payable to Forsyth County Senior Services, Holiday Gift Certificate Program and may be mailed or delivered to the following address:

Forsyth County Senior Services
2115 Chloe Road
Cumming, GA 30041

All meals delivered from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day will include a special certificate to wish happy holidays from the meal provider.

Senior Services has set a goal of delivering 4,000 meals to local senior citizens this holiday season.

For more information about this program, please call Forsyth County Senior Services at 770.781.2178

Holiday Gift Angels for Community’s Senior Citizens

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Senior Services Seeks Holiday Gift Angels for Community’s Senior Citizens

Annual Program helps bring holiday cheer to local seniors

Be a holiday angel to a local senior citizen in need by participating in the 2014 Holiday Gift Angels Program. The program is presented by Forsyth County Senior Services.

“The Holiday Gift Angels Program helps remind our senior citizens that someone is thinking about them during the holiday season,” said Senior Services Director Judy Theilman. “This is a wonderful way to spread holiday cheer and make a difference in the lives of our seniors.”

The gift request tags from senior citizens are now available at the following Forsyth County Senior Services locations:

Center at Charles Place
595 Dahlonega Street
open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sexton Hall Enrichment Center
2115 Chloe Road
open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hearthstone Lodge Community Center
7305 Lanier Drive
open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each gift request tag contains the name of a local senior citizen along with a gift idea for him/her. Those participating in the program may deliver the unwrapped gift in a gift bag with the gift request tag attached (or another tag with the senior’s name and route number) to any of the three Forsyth County Senior Services locations weekdays until December 1.

Call Forsyth County Senior Services at 770.781.2178 to receive additional information about the 2014 Holiday Gift Angels Program.

Holiday Gift Angels for Community's Senior Citizens

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Senior Services Seeks Holiday Gift Angels for Community’s Senior Citizens

Annual Program helps bring holiday cheer to local seniors

Be a holiday angel to a local senior citizen in need by participating in the 2014 Holiday Gift Angels Program. The program is presented by Forsyth County Senior Services.

“The Holiday Gift Angels Program helps remind our senior citizens that someone is thinking about them during the holiday season,” said Senior Services Director Judy Theilman. “This is a wonderful way to spread holiday cheer and make a difference in the lives of our seniors.”

The gift request tags from senior citizens are now available at the following Forsyth County Senior Services locations:

Center at Charles Place
595 Dahlonega Street
open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sexton Hall Enrichment Center
2115 Chloe Road
open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hearthstone Lodge Community Center
7305 Lanier Drive
open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each gift request tag contains the name of a local senior citizen along with a gift idea for him/her. Those participating in the program may deliver the unwrapped gift in a gift bag with the gift request tag attached (or another tag with the senior’s name and route number) to any of the three Forsyth County Senior Services locations weekdays until December 1.

Call Forsyth County Senior Services at 770.781.2178 to receive additional information about the 2014 Holiday Gift Angels Program.

Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County

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Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County

We’re getting lots of questions about finding local volunteer opportunities in Forsyth County and throughout Cumming.  With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s a great reminder to help our community (now & throughout the year).  We started updating our list and then turned to Facebook for some help too.   Below, we’ve linked to volunteer pages of some recommended organizations.  This is just meant to serve as a starting point – definitely click on the links &/or call the organizations that you might have a passion for and see how you can get involved!

Here are some organizations to check out:

Looking for more?  Be sure to check out Forsyth County Community Connection and our original Facebook Post for reader recommendations.

Date Specific Events:

(We know this list will grow as the holidays get closer – we’ll continue to add to it as events are submitted.

People make this a great community!!

Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County

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Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County

  • Forsyth County Senior Services: Forsyth County would love to provide meals to seniors all over the county. For more information about the program with Meals on Wheels, click here.
  • Aerial’s Toy Collection: The Forsyth County is collecting new, unwrapped toys for any age and new, tagged clothing for children ages 6 to 14 can be dropped off now at Forsyth County fire stations, the Fire Department Headquarters (3520 Settingdown Road), under the Christmas tree in the lobby of the County Administration Building (110 E. Main Street) or at any of the county’s four library branches.
  • Act Together Ministries: This non-profit has tons of opportunities for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can visit their website for the most up to date information. The offer options like cooking a Thanksgiving dinner, donating a Turkey, making table decor, sponsoring a child for Christmas, organizing a food drive, and much much more! Click here for more information.
  • Forsyth County Senior Services – Senior Services Seeks Holiday Gift Angels for Community’s Senior Citizens

Annual Program helps bring holiday cheer to local seniors

Be a holiday angel to a local senior citizen in need by participating in the 2013 Holiday Gift Angels Program. The program is presented by Forsyth County Senior Services.

“The Holiday Gift Angels Program helps spread holiday cheer and is a wonderful way to make a difference in the lives of our seniors,” said Senior Services Director Michael Bohn. “During the holiday season, the gifts help remind our senior citizens that someone is thinking about them.”

The gift request tags from senior citizens are now available at the following Forsyth County Senior Services locations:

Center at Charles Place, 595 Dahlonega Street
open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hearthstone Lodge Community Center, 7305 Lanier Drive
open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sexton Hall Enrichment Center, 2115 Chloe Road
open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each gift request tag contains the name of a local senior citizen along with a gift idea for him/her. Those participating in the program may deliver the unwrapped gift in a gift bag   with the gift request tag attached (or another tag with the senior’s name and route number) to any of the three Forsyth County Senior Services locations weekdays until December 6.

  • Fire Department – Forsyth County Fire Department Begins Annual Toy Collection

Eleventh annual toy collection helps children in need

The Forsyth County Fire Department is seeking the assistance of citizens in helping to make this holiday season special for children in need, through the department’s eleventh annual Aerial’s House toy collection.

“The very generous support of the community has allowed the Aerial’s House toy collection to help brighten the holiday season for many local children over the years,” Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “Collecting the gifts is truly something the Fire Department personnel look forward to every year. It is our honor to serve this community and we are humbled to be able to give back to the community in this small way.”

New, unwrapped toys for any age and new, tagged clothing for children ages 6 to 14 may be dropped off now at Forsyth County fire stations, the Fire Department Headquarters located at 3520 Settingdown Road, or any of the county’s four library branches.

Beginning in December, toys and clothing for Aerial’s House may also be dropped off under the Christmas tree in the lobby of the Forsyth County Administration Building, located at 110 East Main Street in Cumming.

Thanks for all you do to serve this wonderful community!

10th Annual Senior Expo

Senior Expo coming to Forsyth County

The tenth annual Forsyth Senior Expo will be held at the Central Park Recreation Center on Saturday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Forsyth County Senior Services invites senior citizens as well as their families and friends to attend the free event and learn about planning for the future.

The Forsyth Senior Expo provides a venue for information regarding a variety of topics including health care, housing, finance, safety and security, recreation, and travel.

Central Park Recreation Center is located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming.  To receive more information regarding the Forsyth Senior Expo, contact Forsyth County Senior Services at 770.781.2178.

For information about being a vendor at the Forsyth Senior Expo, contact Donna Grizzle at 770.781.2178 ext. 5032 or djgrizzle@forsythco.com.  Note to Non-Profit Organizations: Non-profit organizations receive a free vendor booth, contact Donna for information.