Who We Are

Age-Friendly Forsyth is made up of a variety of organizational partners, including health care and other non-profits, corporate, education, and philanthropic agencies, alongside community members, who have spearheaded local planning efforts through the Age-Friendly Forsyth initiative. Currently Age-Friendly Forsyth is working with key stakeholders to engage residents and the broader community.


The Community Engagement Council

The Community Engagement Council is a geographically based, data-informed, resident leadership body that is responsible for engaging community members to become involved in helping realize Age-Friendly Forsyth’s vision. This is accomplished by hosting several community conversations and events, as well as mobilizing and recruiting the larger community to support pilot projects and efforts based on community need. Community Engagement Council members play a critical role in helping Age-Friendly Forsyth determine priorities.

Executive Team

Linda Darden


Trellis Supportive Care

Deb Burcombe


Wake Forest School of Medicine Atrium Health Sticht Center for Healthy Aging & Alzheimer’s Prevention

Sam Matthews

Immediate Past Chair

Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem

Laura Keeling

Vice Chair

Age- Friendly Forsyth Community Engagement Council Member

T. Lee Covington


Senior Services, Inc.

Helen Mack

AARP of the Triad

Judie Holcomb Pack

Age- Friendly Forsyth Community Engagement Council Member

Rick Hall

Forsyth County Department of Social Services

Latoya Robinson

Neighbors for Better Neighborhood

Jennifer McCollum


Chiquita Evans

Age- Friendly Forsyth Community Engagement Council Member

Andrew Applegate

Arbor Acres

George Redd

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County

Lynn Garms

The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville

Larita Bell

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Funding Partner Organizations

The administration of Age-Friendly Forsyth is self funded through the following organizations.


Linda Garboczi, MS

Aging Innovations Coordinator, Senior Services


Get Involved

If you’re interested in connecting with Age-Friendly Forsyth, contact Linda Garboczi at lgarboczi@seniorservicesinc.org.