A Welcome Letter from SourcePoint’s New Executive Director
I am both honored and excited to take on the role of executive director at SourcePoint and to lead such a passionate, dedicated team of professionals.
I first want to thank everyone for the warm welcome, as well as the board of directors for their faith in my ability to lead this esteemed organization. I would also like to thank Bob Horrocks for his support and assistance in helping me transition into this position. His leadership over the past 27 years sets a high benchmark for the future—and I am prepared to take on the opportunities and challenges this position brings.
I joined SourcePoint 24 years ago to help develop and implement in-home care services in Delaware County. As the organization’s first licensed social worker, I had the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with our community’s seniors. This rewarding experience has helped guide my vision for our future—one of continued commitment to providing quality service to our community.
In the coming years, SourcePoint will continue to pursue its mission to help our community set a course to live well after 55. With that comprehensive mission comes a number of initiatives our organization is proud to lead, including:
- Ensure programs and services are accessible in all areas of the county through the use of technology and traveling programs.
- Continue to foster a welcoming, inclusive environment for all Delaware County adults ages 55 and older.
- Collaborate with local partners to innovate and improve the livability of our community through the Age-Friendly project, ensuring a safe, healthy lifestyle for residents of all ages.
Delaware County’s older-adult population continues to grow; therefore, the need to support healthy aging continues to grow. To keep pace, SourcePoint’s strategic plan includes the goal to diversify our revenue streams by expanding partnerships and increasing charitable donations.
SourcePoint was founded 27 years ago to address the needs of Delaware County older adults, and today, I am privileged to ensure that we will continue to be there every step of the way.
I look forward to working with you, learning from you, and, together, setting an even higher standard for aging well in our community. I welcome the opportunity to hear from you, whether to share your thoughts and ideas on how to age well in Delaware County, or simply to say, “Hello.”
Fara Waugh, LISW-S