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NEW!  May is Older Americans Month
The month of May is recognized nationally as Older Americans Month.  This year's theme, "Blaze A Trail," raises awareness about issues facing older adults and highlights the way older Americans advocate for themselves, their peers, and their communities.  On Thursday, May 5, the Lieutenant Governor's Office and Office on Aging will host Senior Citizen Day at the State House in recognition of Older Americans Month.  For more information or to view our Media Advisory, please click here.

ARCC Grant Application Information
The Alzheimer’s Resource Coordination Center (ARCC) within the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging is pleased to announce a solicitation for Alzheimer’s services program grants for the grant year beginning July 1, 2016.  The ARCC is requesting grant applications for respite care services as well as educational interventions for persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD), their families, and caregivers.  For more information, please click here

2015 Flood Recovery Senior Citizen Resource Guide
The 2015 SC Flood Recovery Senior Citizen Resource Guide was created by the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging (LGOA) to enhance public access to information about resources available to South Carolina flood victims. This guide is a compilation of helpful tips and information to assist senior citizens during this time of recovery. The LGOA has printed and distributed a limited number of guides to each of the 9 AAAs/ADRCs serving disaster declared counties.  A shareable PDF version of the 2015 SC Flood Recovery Senior Citizen Resource Guide (a very large 31MB pdf file) is available for printing purposes.

Flood Information & Resources
A large portion of our state has recently received record-setting rainfall.  It is important that you and your family take time to review information on the dangers of flooding and steps that should be taken before and after to ensure your safety.  Please click on the links below for additional resources.
     + General Flood Information (SCEMD)
     + Road Closures (SCDOT)
     + Disaster Recovery Center Locator (FEMA)
     + Clean-Up Health and Safety Tips (SCEMD)
     + Disaster Assistance (National Council on Aging)
     + Disaster Scams (S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs)

Healthy Connections Prime Ombudsman Program
Healthy Connections Prime Ombudsman services provided through the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging are available for Healthy Connections Prime members in a Medicare-Medicaid plan.  The advocate for the Healthy Connections Prime Program is called the Healthy Connections Prime Ombudsman.  Healthy Connections Prime provides the same benefits as Medicare and Healthy Connections Medicaid.  Extra benefits that are not usually covered by those programs may be available through the selected Healthy Connections Medicare-Medicaid plan.  The additional benefits and services vary by Healthy Connections Medicare-Medicaid plans.  Contact the Healthy Connections Prime Ombudsman Program for assistance at 1-844-477-4632 (TTY: 711) Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit for more information.

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

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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