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10/06/16
Arbor Acres Raises $56,000 for Meals-on-Wheels

Arbor Acres’ residents, staff, and guests have contributed $56,000 to benefit Senior Services of Forsyth County’s Meals-on-Wheels Program. This is the 14th 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 79,500 hot meals for seniors in the community.


The annual event started 14 years ago as Edible Evenings for Senior Services. Eleven 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, CARtoons, Operation CARmed Forces and last year CARte Blanche in Gay Pa’ree.


This year’s theme, CAR-lloween, was the fictitious, musical story of a ghoul with a heart who despised watching his fellow graveyard monsters prank seniors.  Misguided magical spells and musical comedy helped the story unfold as good conquered evil.


More than 30 residents and staff starred in the show which was performed five times during the week of September 19th. Over 550 people attended the performances and gala which was held on Thursday, September 22nd.   Including this year’s event, Arbor Acres’ residents, residents’ guests, and staff, have donated more than $467,000 to Meals-on-Wheels since the first fundraiser.


When accepting the donation Gottlieb said, “we are overwhelmed and inspired at the generosity, talent, and creativity of the Arbor Acres community. What a fantastic group of people who are making lives better for seniors who are less fortunate!  We can’t thank the leadership, staff, and residents of Arbor Acres enough for their kindness and philanthropy.”