Our Issue: Aging

One League; one mission; one community-based impact model.

In May 2012, the membership of the Junior League of Greensboro had a decision. Did members want the JLG to continue funding a number of programs that broadly impacted our community? Or did members want the JLG to shift its time, talent and treasure toward a focused, singular community impact initiative?

The membership voted for the JLG to make a strategic, historic move to concentrate all of the League’s community impact initiatives on one issue. Since that time much thought and research has gone into determining the issue best served by the resources and talent of the League. During the 2016–2017 League year, we directed our focus to the needs of the aging population. The proposal process was opened to community organizations interested in partnering with the League to address the needs older adults.

Why Aging

Demographic projections show the percentage of the population in Greensboro age 65 and older will likely grow at faster rates than other age categories for many years in the future. While many adults are living longer, healthier lives, a large number need help with transportation, housing modifications, access to nutritious food, and continued social interaction.