Senior Services honors WFU with Work-Life Balance Award

Bethany Fay for Inside

Annamae Giles of Elder Care, left, and Bethany Fay of Wake Forest

Elder Care Choices, a division of Senior Services, has named Wake Forest University one of the first recipients of its Work-Life Balance Award. The award recognizes the commitment made by the University to help its faculty and staff who face the challenges of being working caregivers.

Wake Forest University has offered Elder Care Choices as a part of its benefit package for 20 years, making it possible for faculty and staff who are also caregivers to get the assistance they need in identifying and locating resources for aging loved ones anywhere in the United States. There is no cost to faculty or staff.

“Wake Forest is honored to be recognized for our ongoing commitment to providing resources and services to faculty and staff who are increasingly caring for aging parents and other loved ones,” said Bethany Fay, Director of Compensation and Benefits, Human Resources.

“We commend Wake Forest for being so far ahead of the curve when it comes to recognizing the significance and impact of caregiving issues in the workplace,” said Richard Gottlieb, president and CEO of Senior Services.

Over the past two decades, the number of area businesses contracting for Elder Care Choices benefits has grown from the three charter organizations to 20 member companies, covering more than 20,000 individuals, including those at Wake Forest. In addition to a professional online presence and regularly scheduled webinars, Elder Care Choices continues to provide hands-on personal attention for each and every one who also serves as a caregiver.

Senior Services is a private, nonprofit agency that has been operating in Winston-Salem for more than 50 years. Its mission is to help older adults in Forsyth County live with dignity and remain in their own home for as long as possible.

Faculty and staff seeking more information about Elder Care Choices should visit its website or call 336-748-2171 or 800-648-2171.