On a sunny summer day in July, PACE of the Southern Piedmont celebrated its 5-year anniversary. The whole community attended to show their appreciation for PACE staff members and participants.

There’s good reason to celebrate. Since opening in July 2013, PACE has served over 300 participants, with 100% of their caregivers reporting they would recommend PACE to someone in need according to the 2018 Annual Satisfaction Survey.

Board Chair Tim Clontz and Executive Director and CEO Renee Rizzuti were also present for the occasion. Together, they communicated their vision to ensure access to care for all elders in the community.

In North Carolina there are 11 PACE programs that have served over 3,500 participants in 36 counties since its inception in 2008. Nationally there are 122 PACE Programs serving over 40,000 PACE enrollees in 31 states.

PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) empowers seniors to stay in control of their health, allowing them and their caregivers to age in place and thrive in the home and community they love.

For more information about PACE of the Southern Piedmont, visit