Forsyth Receives Funding for Senior Services

Monday December 03, 2007 - Forsyth County Behavioral Health collaborated with the Senior Center to obtain funding through United Way to offer individual and group counseling services to the seniors of Forsyth County. The grant was funded at 100% and provides funding for 10 hours per month of individual brief counseling to seniors identified through the Senior Center as needing services.

This counseling will be free to the seniors and will occur at the Senior Center in Cumming. Those needing long-term services will be referred to Forsyth's main office or the appropriate provider in the community.

Funding was also received for the development and implementation of a Caregivers Support Group which will be facilitated by a licensed clinician from the Forsyth County Office. This group will be held twice a month at one of the two Senior Center locations.

Amanda Lamberti, a Forsyth clinician, has volunteered to take on these two projects and will be spending a day every other week at the Forsyth County Senior Center. We are excited about this collaboration and the increased services we will be providing to the seniors of our community.