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

Martin Slominski


Age- Friendly Forsyth Community Engagement Council Member

Laura Keeling

Vice Chair

Age- Friendly Forsyth Community Engagement Council Member

T. Lee Covington


Senior Services, Inc.

Sam Matthews

Immediate Past Chair

Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem

Helen Mack

AARP of the Triad

Judie Holcomb Pack

Age- Friendly Forsyth Community Engagement Council Member

Reed Vanderslik

Baptist Retirement Homes

Latoya Robinson

Neighbors for Better Neighborhood

Lynn Garms

The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville

Chiquita Evans

Age- Friendly Forsyth Community Engagement Council Member

Andrew Applegate

Arbor Acres

Rick Hall

Forsyth County Department of Social Services

Katherine Caster

Novant Health

Larita Bell

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Funding Partner Organizations

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


John Lee

Executive Director, Age-Friendly Forsyth

Get Involved

If you’re interested in connecting with Age-Friendly Forsyth, contact us at Admin@AgeFriendlyForsyth.org.

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