Every Senior Counts 2016
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Senior Resources is a non-profit organization that coordinates services, provides resources and encourages the personal choices that allow Midland's area senior citizens to remain independent. Our services touch the lives of more than 4,000 Midlands residents.Know someone who needs us?Click Here
All activities, services and programs of the agency are geared toward promoting independent living, with the goal of helping seniors remain in their homes as long as possible through the support of staff and volunteers, thereby delaying or preventing the need for institutionalized care.
Senior Resources is the only agency providing services for free or a reduced rate, making us a “safety net” for those who cannot afford to pay for private services. Seventy percent of our clients are at or below 200% of the national poverty level.
According to the Central Midlands Council of Governments, the number of Richland County residents over the age of 65 is expected to more than double over the next three decades, from 37,541 elderly residents in 2010 to 88,710 in 2040. As such, the scope of our work will continually expand to meet the needs of these older residents.
The needs in our community far outweigh available resources. With funding from the City of Columbia, Richland County, the state of South Carolina, the Central Midlands Council of Governments, and United Way, Senior Resources has been able to maintain a consistent program of services since 1967. We leverage donations and sponsorships to provide services to more seniors, which enables us to reduce our waiting list.
With local, state and federal government funding, personal donations, grants and fundraising strategies, Senior Resources offers a variety of programs so that our clients can select the assistance they need to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle. Want to help? Find out what your support can do.