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Foster Grandparent Program
 
...are volunteers age 55 or older who give care and attention to children with special needs, in sites such as Head Start programs, hospitals, shelters and schools. Volunteers serve 20 hours per week.
...is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
 

Foster Grandparent Nellie Brown says "It's a good feeling to make a difference in the childrens' lives as well as my own."

  For more information, please contact Caralytta Hawks, Program Coordinator, by calling 803.252.7734 ext 255 or emailing chawks@seniorresourcesinc.org.

Home Care
 
...provides services to individuals and families on a temporary or long-term basis by trained and experienced caregivers.
...offers a family or individual a way to assess the needs of a loved one and develop a comprehensive care plan.
...supplies Richland County residents resources for such programs as discount prescription drugs, housing, meals and other resources in the community.
...provides walkers, wheelchairs, shower seats and other medical equipment to eligible Midlands residents.
 

When asked by Enterprise rent-a-car employees why they ae partnering with Senior Resources' Meals on Wheels and Home Care programs, Group Vice President & General Manager Ann Dedman said, "We strengthen our communities one neighborhood at a time. We extended our company core value here in our group with our Group CARE Program, which has even allowed us to help more so on a local level."

Click for updated 2011 Medicare Wellness and Medicare Doughnut Holes.

  For more information, please contact Anne Shissias, Director of In-Home & Community Based Services, by calling 803.252-7734 ext. 234 or by emailing ashissias@seniorresourcesinc.org.

Meals on Wheels
We are Meals On Wheels so no senior goes hungry.
...delivers over 100,000 hot, noon day meals to eligible elderly, frail and homebound individuals on an ongoing basis each year.
...sponsors contribution-based and private pay meals.
...utilizes volunteers to pack and deliver these meals.
...delivers pet food to Meals On Wheels Pets In Need.

Celebrating 40 years of senior nutrition programs in the Older Americans Act.

Click here to donate to help a senior in our community receive a hot, home-delivered nutritious meal?

Click to download the MOW Volunteer Handbook.
  For more information, please contact Anne Shissias, Director of In-Home & Community Based Services, by calling 803.252-7734 ext. 234 or by emailing ashissias@seniorresourcesinc.org.

RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program)
 
...matches the talents and interests of people 55 and older to community volunteer needs.
...performs vital services such as tutoring, mentoring, hospital and library work and assisting local non-profit organizations.
...is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  Click below to download information or registration forms for RSVP programs.
 

Food Co-op Dates

Food Co-op Registration Form

Telephone Reassurance Program Information

Telephone Reassurance Recipient Application

RSVP Volunteer Application

RSVP Newsletter

Telephone Reassurance Volunteer Registration

Volunteers Needed

  Gail Ginsberg, former Executive Director, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation says the RSVP clerical team is "invaluable! Everyone is so busy here, and it makes a big difference that we are able to have the RSVP volunteers do all of our mailings through the year. They manage our mailings and even raised some money for our program too. We are so grateful that we learned about your program."
  To volunteer, please contact Becky Derrick, RSVP Coordinator by calling 803.252-7734 ext. 248 or emailing rsvpcoordinator@seniorresourcesinc.org.

Senior Companions
  
...are volunteers age 55 and older who are trained to assist the elderly and homebound with essential services such as socialization, light meal preparation, accompaniment to appointments, and light household duties.
...serve 20 hours per week.
...provide limited respite services to primary care givers
...is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  Recently Vivian Adams told the Senior Companion Program that "Prior to receiving your services, we were juggling our schedules as best we could to ensure that our mother was cared for properly. Knowing that the Senior Companion is with our mother has been a great relief to us."
  For more information, please contact Sonya Johnson, Program Coordinator, by calling 803.252.7734 ext. 245.

Transportation
  
.....offers transportation to qualified clients in Richland County in our Wellness Center programs and for community activities.
  For more information, please contact Anne Shissias, Director of In-Home & Community Based Services, by calling 803.252-7734 ext. 234 or by emailing ashissias@seniorresourcesinc.org.

Wellness Center Programs
  
...hosts resource centers for older adults to participate in health screening, nutritional meals, exercise programs, outings, education programs and transportation.
...is available to Richland County residents 60 or older, their spouses and disabled dependents.
 
Site Locations
Bishop Avenue Wellness Center. 6429 Bishop Avenue, Columbia, SC 29203. Phone: 803.691.1489. Hours: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm, M-F.
Blythewood Wellness Center. 1424 Marthan Road, Blythewood, SC 29016. Phone: 803.786.2826. Hours: 9:00 am - 1:30 1:00 pm, M-Thurs.
Hopkins Wellness Center. 150 Lower Richland Boulevard, Hopkins, SC 29061. Phone: 803.647.9610. Hours: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, M-F.
Eastover/Mamie Hinton Wellness Center. 117 Henry Street, Eastover, SC 29044. Phone: 803.353.0532. Hours: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, M-F.
 
  For more information, please contact Anne Shissias, Director of In-Home & Community Based Services, by calling 803.252-7734 ext. 234 or by emailing ashissias@seniorresourcesinc.org.

Other Services
  
Caring Hands Private Pay
Information & Referral
 

Information on Aging or Disability Services in the Midlands including Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry & Richland Counties

Call Toll Free 866.818.6499, Ext. 229 or 803.252.7734

Information, Referral and Assistance Specialists (IR&A's) are trained to assist you in locating and accessing the most appropriate community resources available for the physical and mental health needs of the elderly and disabled population. This includes providing information and linkage with service providers, advocacy assistance when needed, and follow-up when necessary.




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