Senior Mentor Program
|MUSC Center on Aging843-792-0712 http://musc.edu/aging |
The Center on Aging is a research, service, and education center at the Medical University of South Carolina. The center was approved by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education December 3, 1987, giving it the status of the oldest research center at the University.
Under the leadership of Interim Director, Dr. Heather Boger, the Center on Aging is committed promoting health, longevity and improving the quality of life for South Carolina's seniors.
|The Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging|
1301 Gervais Street, Suite 350
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-9900
The Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging, through its administration of the Older Americans Act programs, aids 34,000 older adults who have the greatest social, economic, and health needs, and rural and low-income minority elders. Additionally, the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging works with many other state agencies, as well as with the private sector, to coordinate the needs and interests of older adults and to develop new resources.
GetCareSC is a resource that allows seniors, caregivers, and adults with disabilities to search for service providers in their area.
Aging is a complicated issue, and many people do not know where to turn to get answers to their questions. GetCareSC hopes to provide those answers with guides, articles, and tips.
GetCareSC also provides a comprehensive, up-to-date listing of available nursing home and assisted living beds. Searching for a bed for your loved one can be exhausting—in some areas, there are too few spaces available to meet the need. Our constantly-refreshing database allows you to see updated information about available beds and search for specific criteria, such as Medicaid or OSS beds.
GetCareSC is a tool sponsored by the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging (LGOA). The LGOA, established via the Older Americans Act, is designed to help adults live independently in their homes for as long as possible. The Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging works with 10 regional Area Agencies on Aging, to provide caregivers and seniors with information and referrals to service providers, and to make them aware of any assistance programs for which they may be eligible.
It is the mission of Trident Area Agency on Aging to promote and support the health and wellness of current and future generations of older adults in our communities. We focus on the overall well-being of these older citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, confidence, and personal and family fulfillment.