History

Highlights of a Proud Past

1967

Richland-Lexington Council on Aging Inc. chartered to serve older adults in Richland and Lexington Counties.
Richland Street Center opens (Old Ebenezer Lutheran Church)

1974

Congregate Meal program initiated
Council on Aging (COA) becomes a United Way Member Agency

1975

COA co-sponsors Meals on Wheels
COA launches the Good Morning Line (telephone reassurance service)

1976

Transportation program begins

1977

Medi-Loan program begins to loan gently worn medical equipment to those needing assistance

1978

Medical Transportation program gets under way

1979

Lexington County Council votes to withdraw from the COA

1983

Richland-Lexington Council on Aging changes its name to Council on Aging of the Midlands (COAM)

1984

COAM sponsors the Foster Grandparent Program

1989

COAM sponsors Senior Companion Program

1998

Name changed to “Senior Resources, Inc.” (SRI)
New Vision and Mission Statement adopted

2000

SRI participates as Senior Access model for the State Office on Aging

2001

SRI purchases its first building to house central office staff

2004

Senior Resources relocates March for Meals to Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens

2005

March for Meals 5K at Riverbanks receives top fundraising award from Meals on Wheels Association of America

2006

Senior Resources, Inc. begins development of Caring Hands program

2009

Senior Resources receives Corporation for National Service grant to expand the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) to Newberry County