NEW! Senior Citizen Day at the State House
The month of May is recognized nationally as Older Americans Month. This year's theme, "Age Out Loud," is designed to amplify the many voices of older Americans and raise awareness of vital aging issues across the country. More than ever before, older Americans are taking charge by striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others. On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging will host Senior Citizen Day at the State House in recognition of Older Americans Month. For more information, please click here.
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 at the LGOA Office, 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! ElderCare Trust Fund
The ElderCare Trust Fund supports small community-based programs throughout South Carolina that help seniors stay in their communities. Join us and help seniors stay in their homes by checking Line 28 of your 2016 South Carolina Income Tax Return and completing Form I-330. Remember: "It's not too late to check Line 28!" If your organization has a program which accomplishes the mission of the ElderCare Trust Fund by helping seniors to live in their communities with dignity and vitality, click here for a grant application information packet. ***Please note that the deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, April 14, 2017.
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, 2017. 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.
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