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NEW! Senior Pet Program
The Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging is working hard to develop a program to support seniors' pets.  Click here to learn more about the initiative - and how you can get involved by becoming one of "Boots' Buddies".

Nutrition Spotlight
Summertime is fresh fruit and vegetable time in South Carolina, and nothing could be finer.  Scientific evidence continues to prove that eating plenty of vegetables and fruits daily helps prevent or slow the progress of chronic diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.  This month, we will look at the dangers of high blood pressure and the advantages of the DASH eating plan.  Click here to learn more.

Hot Weather Tips
Temperatures across the state have increased, and many areas are experiencing very hot conditions.  Please click here to learn how to protect yourself from the heat and keep cool during the summer months.

Medicare and Medicaid Recognize 50th Anniversary
This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Amendments to the Social Security Act that established the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  Please click here to read more.

Senior Fraud Alert
The Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging has been alerted to a scam in South Carolina involving lotteries and sweepstake contests that targets senior citizens. If you, or a loved one, ever receive a letter or telephone call announcing that you have won the lottery or a sweepstakes contest -- DO NOT PROVIDE ANY PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION. For more information, visit our Senior Fraud page.


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