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Franklin County names new senior services director

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LOUISBURG — Franklin County Manager Angela L. Harris announced Thursday that Cindy H. Jones will begin serving as senior services director on Jan. 20.

As a lifelong Franklin County resident and 25-year public servant, Jones stated she is excited to help all seniors in our county and feels her background in social work, the insurance industry and the legal system has prepared her for the task.

Jones has worked for more than 10 years with the Franklin County Department of Social Services. For the last seven years as a social worker III, she’s worked closely with Franklin County’s seniors and local agencies to ensure protective services for vulnerable, disabled and elderly adults who are unable to reach out to get assistance for themselves.

Jones has served our community by visiting the homes of local adults to assess their needs and provide solutions to often difficult situations in their lives. Those solutions include direction in areas such as available insurance programs, medical care, transportation and food assistance.

Jones has over six years of experience with the legal system having served as deputy clerk of court in Franklin County. She also brings to the table several years of experience as an independent insurance agent with Aflac.

Jones is a graduate of Louisburg High School. She received her bachelor of Science in business administration through her education at both Appalachian State University and UNC Greensboro where she graduated in 1992.

Jones resides in Franklin County with her husband, Scott, and sons, Cole and Ty.

“Seniors represent one of the fastest growing segments of our population,” Harris said. “It is my goal to broaden the scope of services offered by the department of aging both internally and within the community to address service demands associated with growth. I believe under the direction of Ms. Cindy Jones we will be well positioned to meet this challenge. She will be a good steward of available resources while strategically focusing on bringing additional resources to the table.”

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