Senior Resources

Links to activites and organizations that provide assistance to Senior Adults.

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.

DIAL 211

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

www.senioraction.org

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.

Fountain Inn Activities Center

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.

USA.gov

http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml

This site is dedicated to providing information on the Federal Government and the programs it offers that relate to Senior Adults.

SC Access

https://scaccess.communityos.org

This is the online guide to available resources sponsored by the SC Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging.

National Senior Citizens Law Center

www.nsclc.org

This agency focuses on legal issues that "affect the security and welfare of older adults with limited income."

All About Seniors

www.allaboutseniors.org

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.

B.J. Burns

She is a member of our church who is a Certified Senior Advisor and Parish Nurse. She is a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. She will provide free consultation to members of the church on matters ranging from the care of senior adults to options for living arrangements and long term care plans. She can also provide contact information for professionals and subject matter experts on most any area relating to serving seniors. Contact her at 864-329-1200 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tara Allen

She is a member of the church who is in the business of providing advice to Seniors on a wide range of issues. She will provide free consultation to Seniors who are members of our church. She offers basic information regarding community resources, low-income resources, and long term placement options. Contact her at 230-5475 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The SC Upstate Aging and Disability Center

http://www.scupstateadrc.org/

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.