Fayette Senior Services to host partnership meetings

Mon, 09/21/2009 - 6:52am
By: Ben Nelms

Fayette Senior Services (FFS) will hold its first stakeholder partnership meeting on Tuesday with a second to follow on Oct. 1. The purpose of the meetings is to provide information on the current status of FFS and to help establish a framework for the organization’s future role in the lives of Fayette County’s senior population.

“The services we provide are an important piece in the equation that defines quality of life in Fayette County. Our stakeholders are not just limited to older adults. Our stakeholders are the citizens of Fayette County who care and understand that the well-being of one person affects the whole family and can affect an entire community,” Executive Director Debbie Britt said. “These meetings are designed to provide meaningful information so we can ensure that our community is forward thinking when it comes to the concerns of older adults.”

Among its other services FSS delivers 40,000 Meals on Wheels to more than 250 homebound seniors residing in Fayette County, Britt said.

FSS also helps hundreds of seniors with specialized needs by providing them with transportation, information and assistance, in-home homemaker/personal care, case management, adult day care referral and home maintenance/repair, said Britt.

The staff and board of directors will also present information and facts about the essential services provided to older adults throughout Fayette County. The organization’s Life Enrichment Center, which has grown from 38 members to more than 2,500 members, will also be showcased at the meeting.

The stakeholders meetings will be held Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. and again on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Center located at 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813 or email Debbie Britt at dbritt@fayss.org or visit www.FayetteSeniors.org.

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