Accurate and current information about resurces available to families regarding the needs of our seniors is not always easily accessible. Below is a list of some resources in our community. The Minister of Senior Adults also maintains a file of local, commercial resources for senior care, assisted living, and other helping agencies. We also can provide a legal guide produced by the SC Bar Association that addresses some legal issues.
There are many resources available to assist Senior Adults by providing information and assistance for a variety of issues. While it is important for our Seniors to have access to the information these organizations can provide, FBCS does not endorse or support any of these organizations and FBCS does not have any control over the content of the websites listed below.
This is a United Way information and resource line. It is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It provides a link to important resources in the communities of the Updtate. This service and link you up with a variety of resources and service providers.
Senior Action is an organization in the Upstate devoted to helping Senior Adults. Their website provides the following information about their organization.
The programs and services offered at Senior Action are comprehensive in nature with the goal of meeting or assisting seniors with a wide array of needs. Seniors Action activities range from health promotion and prevention programs, fitness programs, daily meals, transportation (to and from our centers, medical appointments, as well as basic errand assistance), home care, care management, social opportunities, lifelong learning, and volunteerism.
This agency, located on Fairview Street in Fountain Inn, offers a wide variety of programs for Senior Adults, many of which are at no cost. Contact Beth Anne Zivitski at 862-4675 for details and information.
This site is dedicated to providing information on the Federal Government and the programs it offers that relate to Senior Adults.
This is the online guide to available resources sponsored by the SC Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging.
This agency focuses on legal issues that "affect the security and welfare of older adults with limited income."
All About Seniors is a local resource group for Senior issues. Their website says the following:
Our well-researched resources within this site include more than 50 comprehensive categories, including Alzheimer's Care and Support Information, Aging in Place Services, Assisted Living Providers, Caregiver Support, County Agencies and Services, Elder Law Attorneys, Home Care Medical and Non-Medical Services, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities, Senior Centers and Senior Real Estate Specialists. The organization publishes a comprehensive resource magazine twice a year that provides information about many services in the Upstate, both commercial and non-profit organizations.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center is a collaborative pilot project designed to improve awareness of and access to long-term supports for seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers. The ADRC is important because it provides information and referrals to formal and informal supports systems. It is geared to the elderly and disabled who are seeking long-term care so that people may live as independently as possible for as long as possible.
The Simpsonville City Police Department offers a special service to Senior Adults who live alone in the city. If you enroll in the Citizen Assistance Program, you can elect to receive a phone call from the police department from once a day up to once a week. The purpose is to check up on you and make sure you are okay. They will also make a courtesy visit on the weekend. In the event you do not answer the phone at the time your request, they will send an officer to the home to check on you. For information, you can call the Simpsonville Police Department at 967-9536. Forms to sign up are available at the police department or online at SimpsonvillePD.com. Information brochures are available in the Church Office.