NEW! Vulnerable Adult Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Training
The South Carolina Vulnerable Adult Guardian ad Litem Program is recruiting new volunteers to serve as guardians ad litem for vulnerable adults in South Carolina. These volunteers advocate for the best interests of vulnerable adults who have been abused, neglected, or exploited and who are under the custody of the South Carolina Department of Social Services. New volunteer training will take place on Friday, September 8 at the LGOA Office, located at 1301 Gervais Street, Suite 350, Columbia, SC 29201. Registration begins at 9:30 AM, and the training lasts until 4:30 PM. Volunteers from across South Carolina are encouraged to attend. For more information on volunteering, please click here.
NEW! Hurricane Season
June 1 marked the start of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters have already predicted that an "above average" hurricane season should be expected this year. The 2017 South Carolina Hurricane Guide is available at all South Carolina Welcome Centers, at any Walgreens store statewide, and at SCDMV offices in the following counties: Bamberg, Beaufort, Bluffton, Charleston, Conway, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Kingstree, Ladson, Lake City, Little River, Mullins, Moncks Corner, Mount Pleasant, Myrtle Beach, North Charleston, Saint George, and Varnville.
Advisory Council on Aging
The Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging would like to announce that nominations may be submitted for seats on the Advisory Council on Aging with terms expiring June 30, 2017. Nominations may be submitted until July 31, 2017. For more information, click here to view the full announcement. An application is also available.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Recognized on June 15
Every year, an estimated 5 million - or 1 in 10 - older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And, that's only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders. The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World health Organization at the United Nations launched the first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2006 in an effort to unite communities around the world in raising awareness about elder abuse.
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