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The Flow of Money
A diagram of how federal funds from the Older American Act make it to the providers.
A diagram of the Payment Request Form process from receipt by LGOA to submittal to the Comptroller General. 

NEW!  2017-2021 State Plan on Aging  [Posted 6/10/2016; Updated 6/17/2016]
The federal Older Americans Act requires the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging (LGOA) to submit a State Plan on Aging every four years.  The LGOA will be holding hearings to solicit comments regarding South Carolina's 2017-2021 State Plan on Aging (draft copy available here as a PDF).  The scheduled hearing locations are listed below:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
Orchard Park Senior Center (864-467-3660)
50 Directors Drive
Greenville, South Carolina 29615

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 3:00pm
Lourie Center (803-779-1971)
1650 Park Circle
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 12:00pm
Mount Pleasant Senior Center (843-856-2166)
840 Von Kolnitz Road
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

Additionally, the LGOA welcomes submission of State Plan comments by e-mail at until July 8, 2016.  The new State Plan will be effective October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2021.  For more information, contact Gerry Dickinson at 803-734-9867 or by e-mail at

2013-2016 State Plan on Aging
The Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging is required by the Administration on Community Living (formerly the Administration on Aging) to submit a four year plan that focuses on services and programs which will be provided by the Office on Aging and the aging network between October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2017. A copy of the 2013 – 2016 plan (medium sized 800KB pdf file) is hereby provided for South Carolinians.

The Older Americans Act requires that each state submit a State Plan on Aging in order to be eligible for federal funding. This plan provides a blueprint for how the Office on Aging will manage Older Americans Act programs, services and other activities.

Find out about The Great Central US ShakeOut eight state disaster preparedness drill on April 28th.

State Respite Plan

The purpose of the project is to establish a state and local lifespan respite system to improve access to respite services in South Carolina for all family caregivers of people of any age with any special need.  The State Respite Plan is available as a large 1.5M pdf file.

Accountability Reports
Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging Accountability Report for fiscal year:

Agency Financial Details
Monthly reports on the cash and appropriation transactions for the agency.

Advisory Committees and Boards

Adult Protection Coordinating Council
Advisory Council on Aging - All welcome
ARCC Advisory Council - Alzheimers Resource Coordination Center Advisory Council
ElderCare Trust Advisory Board

CARE Commission - Advises the Lieutenant Governor on issues critical to the senior community
Silver Haired Legislature - Addressing issues for the older population

Memorandums (Informational and Program Instructions)

Memorandums #07-01
Program instructions for AAA Directors on the $2.9 million state supplemental funding (small 17KB file).

Lieutenant Governor's Transitions Orientation Manual
Orientation Manual

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