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Letter to the editor
Support for seniors much appreciated
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Forsyth County News


The lives of Forsyth County senior citizens were brightened this holiday season, and will continue to be brightened throughout 2011, thanks to the generosity and compassion of our community.
Forsyth County Senior Services extends our sincerest thanks and appreciation to all who supported our two holiday programs – the Holiday Gift Angels Program and the Home-Delivered Meal Holiday Gift Certificate Program.

Through the Holiday Gift Angels Program, 230 local seniors received Christmas gifts. While a blanket, robe or cookies may not seem like much to others, these gifts were relished by the recipients. Most importantly, it showed these seniors that someone was thinking about them during the holidays. What a precious gift!

Through the Home-Delivered Meal Holiday Gift Certificate Program, we received enough contributions to cover nearly three months of meals to our Meals on Wheels clients. Individuals, churches, corporations and other groups truly shared the spirit of the season with our home-bound seniors by making these generous contributions. It is this type of support that makes the Meals on Wheels program, a program on which so many of our community’s seniors depend for not only a nutritious meal but also for human interaction, possible.

I simply cannot say thank you enough to everyone who supported these holiday programs. Your generosity is appreciated beyond words. Forsyth County Senior Services wishes everyone a happy and healthy 2011.
Shelley Johnson, director

Forsyth County Senior Services