The greatest strength of Upstate South Carolina is its people. Our greatest challenge then is to ensure that all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We must promote and support a culture that enhances human potential through educational achievement, workforce training, cultural and creative activities, and healthy living. Read through our Human Potential programs to learn more about how we support Upstate residents.
Senior Issues Group
Did you know seniors age 60 and above make up over 25% of the Upstate’s population? Considering SC is a top retirement destination, it is important that the Upstate identify and address issues our aging population may face. Three primary barriers to seniors living to their full potential have been identified: home needs (minor repairs, lawn care, etc.), food access, and transportation.
Who: Senior Services Providers, Senior Citizens, interested community stakeholders
What: Quarterly workshops to educate and raise awareness for senior needs
Check out Program and Events Coordinator Justine Allen’s interviews with those serving the Upstate senior population:
Andrea Smith, Executive Director/CEO, Senior Action
Tim Womack, Aging Services Director, SC Appalachian Area Agency on Aging
James Bennett, General Manager and Owner, Upstate Home Health Care Solutions
Vee Daniel, President, Better Business Bureau of the Upstate
Upstate Education Spectrum
Ten at the Top, in partnership with Public Education Partners, has been regularly convening representatives from K-12, post-secondary education, and the business community to explore opportunities for collaboration. This group has identified the teacher shortage as a focal issue to address together.
Who: K-12, Higher Education, Business, and community stakeholders interested in promoting the Upstate as a region that supports the profession of teaching
What: Bi-Annual Forum for members to network and hear updates on the work of smaller targeted committees
TATT has created interactive maps that highlight the senior services and child well-being services available for upstate residents.