NEW! Register for S.C. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference
The S.C. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference will take place on June 16, 2015 at Brookland Baptist Banquet and Conference Center in Columbia. Elder abuse is an under-recognized problem with devastating and even life-threatening consequences. Each year, hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. Click here to register for the conference and learn more about elder abuse.
The month of May is Older Americans Month. Aging healthfully includes eating a balanced diet, among other things. This month, we are featuring the Mediterranean Diet on our nutrition page. Please click here to learn more.
Senior P.R.E.P. focuses on Pet Safety in May
Senior P.R.E.P. is a program designed to raise awareness of the importance of individual emergency preparedness for South Carolina’s senior population. For more information on May's focus, which is Pet Safety, please click here.
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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