Programs & Services
SCA offers a variety of vital services for senior citizens. Services are provided on the basis of need, as well as private pay.
Information and Referral
SCA is a point of contact to provide information and referrals for services and programs designed to meet needs specific to seniors.
The SCA staff conducts initial assessments to updated clients’ information and service plans. In order to remain current on the needs faced by Florence County senior citizens, SCA conducts annual reassessments to continue services.
When confronted with emergency situations by a client, their family member(s), or significant person(s) involved with a client, effective steps are taken to resolve and manage the situations.
SCA provides consultations with service provider(s), professional(s), and/or any other social service agency regarding a client's status or progress.
SCA offers transportation for senior citizens for a variety of places, including group dining sites, medical appointments, and shopping.
Group Dining and Activities
SCA provides Group Dining Sites throughout Florence County. Senior citizens are provided hot, nutritionally balanced meals and participate in planned group activities. The goal of the group dining sites is to enhance the physical, mental and emotional health of participants, and afford opportunities for social interaction. Group Dining Sites are currently located throughout Florence County in Florence, Johnsonville, Lake City, Olanta, Pamplico, and Timmonsville. Please contact us for more information.
Meals On Wheels Home Delivered Meal Program
SCA is a member of the Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA.) Nutritionally balanced meals are delivered to homebound senior citizens by staff and local volunteers to combat hunger and associated health consequences. It is estimated that nearly 10% of South Carolina senior citizens face some form of food insecurity, according to a MOWAA study. Senior hunger crosses all race and socio-economic lines, and often the delivery made by Meals on Wheels volunteers is the only personal interaction the client experiences. Home delivered meals are provided based on need and for private-pay clients. A waiting list is maintained so please contact us if you, or a loved one, are in need of services.
SCA provides light housekeeping, shopping, laundry, and other household tasks for senior citizens who are unable to carry out these activities for themselves. Housekeeping services are provided based on need and for private-pay clients. Services may also be available for family caregivers of seniors. Please call us for additional information.
Daily telephone contacts with senior citizens are made by SCA staff and volunteers to inquire about their well-being. Program participants are comforted as they interact with callers and report any problems they may have.
Volunteers teach light aerobics in group sessions to maintain health and keep participants physically active. Physical Fitness programs are available at our group dining sites and senior centers.
Health and Wellness Programs
SCA offers several health and wellness programs to improve the lives of seniors. These programs encourage healthier living through education, information and exercise. Participants learn how to better manage their conditions and control their health. Programs are specifically designed for people living with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and other chronic health-related issues. The following wellness programs are currently offered, most to persons of any age:
- Better Choices, Better Health Workshop
- Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
- Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease
RSVP - Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
SCA offers seniors the opportunity to help others while helping themselves by participating in RSVP, the nations’ largest volunteer program for people age 55 and over. RSVP community business partners offer a variety of volunteer options. These volunteer opportunities allow seniors to utilize their experience and talents, or perhaps try new endeavors. Click on the Volunteer tab for more information.
Senior Center Membership
SCA operates two state-of-the-art senior centers in Florence County. Leatherman Senior Center in Florence and Lake City Senior Center. Senior center membership is open to adults who are 50 and over and offers an array of opportunities for today’s senior citizen. Membership is only $35 annually. For additional information, click here.
For additional information on available services or to request services, please contact our Program Services Department.