Arbor Acres’ residents, staff, and guests have contributed
$57,661 to benefit Senior Services of Forsyth County’s Meals-on-Wheels Program.
This is the 13th 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 68,500 hot meals
for seniors in the community.
The annual event started 13 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 are written by Arbor
Acres’ President and CEO, David Piner.
This year’s theme, CARte Blanche in Gay Pa’ree, was
the fictitious, musical story of a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer whose family won a
trip to Paris. The story took place at a Parisian café, Café CARte Blanche, and
chronicled the family’s hysterical reaction to daily life in a foreign land.
More than 30 residents and staff starred in the show
which was performed five times during the week of September 21st. Over 550
people attended the performances and gala. Including this year’s event, Arbor Acres’
residents, residents’ guests, and staff, have donated more than $411,000 to
Meals-on-Wheels since the first fundraiser.
When accepting the donation Gottlieb said, “Arbor
Acres is amazing! 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! All who participate are HEROS in our eyes,” said Gottlieb.