N.C. AARP state conference held in Winston-Salem

Adam Hill moderates a panel discussion about Age-Friendly Forsyth during the AARP NC state conference held in Winston-Salem.

N.C. AARP state conference held in  Winston-Salem
November 27
07:47 2019

By Theresa Hoffman-Makar

AARP North Carolina held its first statewide conference Nov. 19-20 at The Brookstown Inn in Winston-Salem. The conference included a wide range of presenters from across the state who are engaging in livable communities and age-friendly work. 

Winston-Salem was selected as the event’s location due to the positive work of Age-Friendly Forsyth that has received state and national attention. Forsyth County’s initiative focuses on improving community livability and ensuring Forsyth County is a place where people can live their best lives. 

Adam Hill, executive director of Forsyth Futures, moderated a panel discussion during the opening session, with Judie Holcomb-Pack, associate editor of The Chronicle, and Marva Reid, both Age-Friendly Forsyth community representatives, along with Ann Roberts from the Department of Social Services, and Lee Covington from Senior Services. The panel discussion included information on the history of Age-Friendly Forsyth and discussed the importance of community member involvement in systems change work. 

For more information on Age-Friendly Forsyth, visit; for more information on AARP Livable Communities, visit 

Theresa Hoffman-Makar is the project manager of Age-Friendly Forsyth.

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