The “Silver Tsunami” is steadily approaching Franklin County as local Baby Boomers and new transplant retirees settle down in the communities of the land between the lakes. America as a whole is aging and Franklin County is no exception.
Between August 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016; an Aging in Place survey was available for feedback from local seniors on topics such as services, activities and programs. The surveys are anonymous but will gave staff a greater insight on where our resources should be focused next; or even more importantly, which resources we are lacking in our community.
An Aging in Place seminar is scheduled for November 4, 2016 at Franklin County Aging Services (Essig Recreation Center located at 295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA) with a spokesperson from the Roanoke Regional Planning Commission as well as speakers on the key issues that arose during the survey from 9:00am to 11:30am. There will also be an open forum section to discuss any issues that may not have been addressed during in the survey.
Please reserve a seat by calling 540-483-9238 no later than Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
For more information, please contact: Amanda Carter Franklin County Aging Services
295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 (540) 483-9238