Senior Issues Group

Identifying and addressing issues in our aging population

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: Workshops to educate and raise awareness for senior needs

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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

2020 Workshops

 

September 29th: Seniors and Technology

Click here for the presentation

Watch a video of the meeting here

 

August 27: Emma McGraw Myers, AARP South Carolina

Click here for her presentation

Watch a video of the meeting here 

 

 

TATT has created an interactive map that highlights the senior services available for upstate residents.