Richard Gottlieb, president and CEO of Senior Services, will retire in early 2017 after more than 35 years as director of the nonprofit agency. “We are very fortunate to have had Richard’s extraordinary leadership and expertise at the helm for more than three decades,” board chair Sandra Adams, said. Gottlieb, who began as executive director in 1981, will be 63 years old next month. During his tenure at Senior Services:
- The Meals on Wheels operation grew from serving 95 meals a day to 1,200 a day
- The volunteer corps grew from 300 to 2,200.
- The Elizabeth and Tab Williams Day Center, a day center for people with Alzheimer’s disease, opened in 2000 following a successful capital campaign to build the facility
- The Senior Services Center on Shorefair Drive, which houses the in-home services provided including Meals-on-Wheels, opened in 2006 after another successful capital campaign
- The Senior Services Foundation- endowment funds that support the agency -began in 2000.
- Senior Services won the Joel Weston award for nonprofit excellence in 1987, 1999 and 2007, the only nonprofit organization in Forsyth County to win the award three times.
- In 2010, the Williams Adult Day Center was recognized by the National Adult Day Services Association as the best day health center in the country
“We have an all-star team of staff, board and volunteers at Senior Services and I’m so confident of the organization’s continued success in the future,” Gottlieb said. “It has been a great privilege to lead the agency,” he said.
Upon retirement Gottlieb will become president emeritus and serve in an advisory role to the organization.
Senior Services recently announced that its $5,500,000 Aging with Purpose campaign has reached 94% of its goal and will continue through the end of the year. For an editorial about the campaign, click here: http://bit.ly/2cxQnI3