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. Contact us to get involved!

Who: Senior services providers, senior citizens, interested community stakeholders

What: Workshops to educate and raise awareness for senior needs

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Upcoming Workshops + Recaps

July 19, 2021: Seniors & Transportation Panel Lunch & Learn with Panelists Dr. Johnell Brooks, Nicole McAden and Keith Moody. Location: Senior Action. Lunch provided. 

We are honored to have the Upstate Mobility Alliance join us to present a lunch and learn panel on seniors and transportation. This is a free event. Please register here.

 

March 31, 2021: AARP HomeFit Guide Presentation with Guest Speakers Lorraine Simmons, AARP SC Lead Volunteer for Liveable Communities and Sheree Muse, AARP SC Associate State Director, Community Outreach.

View meeting recording here.

View written recap here.

Home Care Resources Guide

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In the Know with Senior Issues Group

Vaccine Card Pro-Tips and Save Your Drenched Phone

10 Things the Fully Vaccinated Need to Know

Inclusive Design of Autonomous Vehicles 

The 2021 AARP Community Challenge – Grant Opportunities

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AARP Events

Offering FREE Interactive Online Events and Classes Designed for Learning, Self-Improvement and Fun

Stay Safe from Common Scams Workshops:

Thursday, July 19 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Seniors & Transportation Panel Lunch & Learn – Register now!

Join the Senior Issues Group and Upstate Mobility Alliance to hear about various transportation options for seniors and how seniors can continue to drive safely for as long as possible. Lunch will be provided.

Location: Senior Action, 3715 East North Street

Thursday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Fraudcast: Impostor Scams – Spotting, Avoiding & Reporting Part III

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Interviews

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

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2020 Workshops

 

November 12th: South Carolina Home Hospice Association

Click here for the recap

Watch a video of the meeting here 

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.