Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
NEW! Nutrition Spotlight
April is national gardening month! Whether you plow an acre or put it in a pot, fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits are ready to put down roots and grow. Please click here to visit our Office on Aging's Nutrition Page and read more about the health benefits associated with culinary herbs.
Senior P.R.E.P. Spring Kickoff is set for April 7
Senior P.R.E.P., a program administered through the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging, will host its Spring Kickoff on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, to highlight the importance of emergency preparedness for seniors. Tuesday's Senior P.R.E.P. Spring Kickoff is open to the public, and free t-shirts and emergency starter kits will be available to the first 150 seniors in attendance. Tables set up within the store will feature informative materials from each participating partner. Click here for our Media Advisory or here for more information on Senior P.R.E.P.
South Carolina Farmer's Markets
Farmer’s Markets throughout South Carolina are excellent resources for purchasing fresh, locally grown foods across our state. Click here to find a location near you.
Senior Citizens' Handbook
This resource, published by the South Carolina Bar Association, is a guide to laws and programs affecting senior citizens. Click here to view the book in its entirety.
*** If you received a copy of the 2012 South Carolina Senior Citizens' Handbook before November 2, 2012, please be advised that Page 84 has been revised. Please click here to see the updated page.
Resources for Caregivers
If you are a caregiver for someone who has developed Alzheimer’s disease, the following tip sheet provides information on how to encourage eating and make mealtimes a pleasant event (small pdf).