about the well·spring group

The Well·Spring Group is a not-for-profit organization, which fulfills a mission of serving the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of an evolving and diverse population of older adults. Serving Greensboro, NC and Guilford County, The Well·Spring Group is the parent company of Well•Spring Solutions and its Day Advantage adult day program, Home Care from Well•Spring Solutions, Well·Spring, A Life Plan Community, and PACE of the Triad.

STEPHEN P. FLEMING, PRESIDENT/CEO

Steve Fleming 2011As President/CEO of The Well·Spring Group, I am amazed at the work of our Executive Directors and the organizations they lead in order to serve a diverse and growing population of older adults. Collectively, we are beginning to make a difference in lives of older adults and their caregivers. Recently, I witnessed how our nation, state and county’s fragmented system of caring for older adults makes life challenging for both the older adults we pledge to serve and their caregivers. My wife has assisted her parents since a stroke left my father-in-law paralyzed over four years ago. Through her eyes I have witnessed how a lack of coordinated services for older adults, especially middle-class older adults, has contributed to the stress and worry of caregivers. The Well·Spring Group is beginning to assemble a bevy of offerings that will create a virtual continuum of care for older adults in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina regardless of where they reside. This one-call-does-it-all arrangement would certainly have made life easier for my wife and her parents, but for thousands of others.   We have yet to arrive at our destination, but as you can see through the work of our affiliates we are beginning to make great strides. The future looks even stronger as we plan a roll-out of a pilot nutrition service later this year.

These offerings are being developed in order to meet the needs and demands of a population that is set to grow exponentially over the next decade. Many in the coming age cohort will not have the financial resources to move into a continuing care retirement community like our flagship operation, yet they have enough resources that they do not qualify for Medicaid, the public assistance program that has morphed into our nation’s caretaker of older adults. In addition this middle class often does not qualify for local assistance. It is this segment of our older adult population that is often over-looked and yes, under-served. I am proud we are attempting to make a difference. Our leaders are some of the best, brightest and highest credentialed. They exude a level of enthusiasm and dedication to task that permeates the organizations they lead. Our leaders are supported by outstanding Boards of Trustees who take seriously their fiduciary responsibilities while keeping an eye toward the future.   This is undoubtedly a recipe for success. I just need to make sure I don’t get in their way as together we blaze a trail for aging services in the Piedmont Triad.

THE WELL·SPRING GROUP

THE WELL·SPRING GROUP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sally B. Cone, Chair
Kenneth K. Boggs, Vice-Chair
Paul H. Livingston, Jr., Secretary/Treasurer
Kathryn Billings
Carole W. Bruce
Timothy J. Clontz
Virginia Freyaldenhoven
David R. Howard
Susan L. McDonald
MacArthur Sims
Rick Williams
Thomas E. Wright

The Well·Spring Group serves an inclusive population of older adults in Greensboro, Guilford County and the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina.