The Social of Greenwood Hosts Fundraising Breakfast
Nearly 175 supporters of the work performed by The Social of Greenwood gathered together on Thursday, August 7 at Valle Vista Conference Center to raise the funds needed to continue providing programs, activities and services designed to enhance the quality of life of those 50 and beyond in our community. The event sponsored by Franciscan St. Francis Senior Promise is one of four annual fundraisers used to keep membership fees at a minimum due to nearly 1/3 of its 600 members falling at or below the poverty line. “These funds will be used to continue to operate our food pantry which distributed more than 62,000 pounds of food to needy seniors already this month, as well as an array of services to older adults in our community” said, Bob Goodrum Executive Director of The Social.
Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers attended the event and delivered a proclamation declaring August 7, 2014 as The Social of Greenwood Day in the City of Greenwood.
For the next 18 years, baby boomers will be turning 65 at a rate of about 8,000 a day. The 2010 Census reports there are 24,500 people age 60+ in Johnson County which accounts for 17.5% of the County population. As these numbers continue to grow, the services performed by The Social of Greenwood will become even more vital.
The next special event fundraiser for The Social will be its Annual Gala sponsored by American Senior Communities with a senior prom theme will be held on Thursday, October 2 at Jonathan Byrd’s Banquet Hall. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased by calling 317-882-4810.
The Social of Greenwood is located at 550 Polk Street and provides programs, activities and services designed to enhance the quality of life of those 50 and beyond in our community.