The Senior Citizens Association began serving Florence County in the 1960’s.
Mrs. Augusta O. Wolff, founder, and thirteen charter board members laid the foundation and began the tireless work to establish Florence County’s first organization focused on the health and well-being of senior citizens. In response, the Florence Action Council on Aging received its charter in December 1968 and began operation on April 1, 1969.
Mrs. Dorothy McCown Blackwell assumed the role as the organization’s first Executive Director, a position she held for seventeen years (1969 – 1986.) Mrs.Blackwell set the precedent for senior services in South Carolina and was appointed to represent South Carolina at the White House Conference on Aging in 1980 by Governor Richard Riley.
After two name changes and decades of dedicated work by board members, community leaders, staff and volunteers, SCA has grown into a strong program, proudly providing an array of essential services for Florence County seniors.