Helping Older South Carolinians Live With Vitality and Dignity in Their Communities
Update – A request for proposals will not be issued this year due to limited funding. Information about the next funding cycle will be posted in January 2014.
• In 1992, the South Carolina ElderCare Trust Fund was established by the Legislatureto enable tax payers to make voluntary contributions through a check-off on stateincome tax forms or through direct contributions. • The ElderCare Trust Fund enables tax payers to support innovative programs that help older persons remain in their homes and communities, avoiding institutional care.• All contributions to the Fund are distributed as grants. Since 1995, over $300,000 in contributions has been granted to more than 25 not-for-profit organizations. • The Fund is administered by the Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging and is guided by an Advisory Board comprised of citizen leaders.
Community Projects Funded by ElderCare Trust Fund Grants2008-2009• GrAce Ministries, “Neighbor to Neighbor Program” - To create a transportation alternative for seniors in Horry and Georgetown counties who need both medical and non-medical transportation. Project will build a base of 100 trained volunteer drivers and will provide through-the-door service.• Trident Area Agency on Aging, “Trident Home Care Choice Program” – To provide comprehensive case management of older adults applying for home care services in Berkeley and Dorchester counties. Consumers will then select the provider of their choice from a list of 10 agencies and may call the Service Manager at any time to change providers.• Rural Ministries, “Special Nutritional Needs for Very Low Income Seniors Program” – To provide seniors living in the lower Charleston county Sea Islands with cash vouchers to pay for special dietary items often associated with medical treatment.• Rest Assured Family Services, “Angel-on-the-Go Program” – To provide critical service to elderly individuals who are at risk of nursing home placement but can and want to remain at home. The project will provide case management, emergency home repair, transportation, shopping assistance, advocacy and home energy assistance.2006-2007• Capital Senior Center, “Five Points Wheels” - To develop a new transportation service to help older and physically disabled adults in Richland county access medical appointments, educational programs and recreation activities.• The ARK of Summerville, “The NOAH Project” (Neighborhood Outreach Alzheimer’s Help) – To develop new Alzheimer’s services in rural Berkeley, Colleton, Charleston, Dorchester, and Orangeburg counties in anticipation of a rapidly growing dementia population. The ARK identifies interested stakeholders in rural communities and offers training and support to local communities.2005-2006• Hopewell Senior Day Care Center/ “One Step Rural Initiative Program,” home repairs, indoor heating and plumbing, Williamsburg County • Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc./”Group Dining for Out-of-County Clients,” Kingstree, SC2004-2005• Senior Centers of Spartanburg County/ “Over the Counter and Prescription Drug Management Project,” Spartanburg, SC • Senior Citizens Association in Florence County/”Homebound Meals and Transportation Services,” Olanta, SC • Widows Watchman Ministries/”Mr. Fixit” Home Repairs, Honea Path, SC2002-2003• Hopewell Senior Day Care Center/ "The Air and Travel Connection"- Salters, SC • Alzheimer's Family Services of Greater Beaufort/ "Social Day Program Transportation Project"- Beaufort, SC • Anderson Interfaith Ministries/ Home Repairs- Anderson, SC2001-2002• Senior Action, Inc./ Senior Escort Project- Greenville, SC • Senior Centers of Spartanburg/ Matching Seniors- Spartanburg, SC2000-2001• Hopewell Senior Day Care Center/ "Rural Transportation Support System"- Salters, SC • Reid House of Christian Service/ "Adult Day Care and Extended Care"- Charleston,SC • Senior Resources, Inc./ "Volunteer Transportation Program"- Columbia, SC • Senior Citizens Association Center in Johnsonville/ "An On-Site Nutrition Center and Van Transportation Service"- Johnsonville, SC • The Ark, St. Luke Luther Church/ "Adult Group Respite Care for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia" -St. George and Summersville, SC1999-2000• Hopewell Senior Day Care Center/ "Make a Wish Project"- Salters, SC • Cannon Memorial Hospital/ "Senior Centersize"- Pickens, SC • Brown Chapel AME Church/ "Senior Wellness Center"- Arthurtown, SC1998-1999• Chesterfield County Coordinating Council- "Blast Meals Program" • Greenville Free Medical Cline, Inc./ GFMC- "PEP" Program (Primary assessment, Education and Prescriptions) • Upstate SC Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association/ "Improving the Dignity and Vitality of Alzheimer's Patients in Upstate South Carolina"-Greenville • American Red Cross/ "Friendly Visitor"- Greenville • Spartanburg County DHEC/ "Roving Rural Day Care"- Spartanburg • Village People of Pinopolis United Methodist Church/ "Village People"1997-1998• American Red Cross/ "Friendly Visitor Program" - Greenville, SC • Central Midlands COG/ "Christmas in April Handbook"- Columbia, SC • Chesterfield County Coordinating Council/ "Blast Frozen Meals"- Cheraw, SC • Council of Aging of the Midlands/ "Neighborhood Care Project"- Columbia, SC • Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Spartanburg, Inc/ "Roving Rural Day Care Project"- Spartanburg, SC • St. Luke's Lutheran Church/ "Expansion of the "The Ark" Project"- Summerville, SC • Senior Services Inc. Of Chester County/ "Home Safety & Injury Prevention Assistance"- Chester, SC • Telamon Corporation/ "Rural Home Safety & Rehabilitation"- Columbia, SC
ElderCare Trust Fund Advisory BoardThe ElderCare Trust Advisory Board is made up of citizen leaders from across the state and meets quarterly in January, April, July, and October. Board members serve an initial term of three (3) years, with one (1) year terms thereafter. Officers are eligible for re-election.
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