Arbor Acres’ residents, staff, and guests have
contributed $66,601.13 to benefit Senior Services of Forsyth County’s
Meals-on-Wheels Program. This is the 12th year the continuing care
retirement community has hosted a fundraiser for Senior Services. Senior
Services President and CEO, Richard Gottlieb, said the years of donations
translate into more than 57,000 hot meals for seniors in the
The annual event started 12 years ago as Edible Evenings
for Senior Services. Ten years ago, Arbor Acres changed the event to include
its CAR themed theatrical performances. The original musicals, written by
Arbor Acres’ President and CEO, David Piner, have included themes such as CAR
Wars, CARmelot, CARdi Gras and CARtoons.
This year’s theme, Fort Arbor Acres: Operation CARmed
Forces, was a musical salute to the nation’s military through the years. Using
meaningful music, memorable quotes from our nation’s leaders and of course a
little pop culture humor, the performance was a respectful remembrance of the
sacrifice so many have made throughout history. It also celebrated the
armed forces responsible for making our nation what it is today.
More than 30 residents and staff starred in the show
which was performed five times during the week of September 21st. Over 500
people attended the performances and gala which was held on Thursday, September
25th. Including this year’s event, Arbor Acres’
residents, residents’ guests, and staff, have donated more than $354,000 to
Meals-on-Wheels since the first fundraiser.
When accepting the donation Gottlieb said, “Arbor Acres
is awesome! All of us at Senior Services are overwhelmed at the
dedication of the many Arbor Acres residents whose efforts, compassion and
generosity make the Meals-on-Wheels fundraisers such a success and so much
fun! The decorators, food preparers, invitation designers, prop makers,
volunteers, actors, fundraisers, and generous donors are all so appreciated
and all who participate are ANGELS in our eyes. In the words of one
grateful Meals-on-Wheels recipient, ‘Meals-on-Wheels helps because without this
service I would go hungry. I am housebound and have no one to help. God
bless all of you!” We couldn’t say it better,” said Gottlieb.