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Upcoming Events - September

September is Healthy Aging Month. Click here to view various programs and initiatives that promote healthy aging and nutrition for seniors in South Carolina.

National Assisted Living Week is September 7-14. For information on assisted living services in South Carolina, please click here.


Farmer's Market

Farmer’s Markets are excellent resources for purchasing fresh, locally grown foods across South Carolina. Click here to find a location near you.


Nutrition Spotlight

We need a certain amount of fat in our diet, but it is important to know the difference between healthy fats and bad fats. A great way to help increase vegetable intake and control the amount of fat in our diet is with delicious, healthy sauces and dips. Most commercially prepared sauces and dips use sodium and/or sugar to add flavor. They may also contain trans fats which we should avoid. Try these easy, fast, and versatile recipes for Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and Green Onion Dip for starters.

Learn more about how different fats in your food affect cancer risk with The Facts About Fats in Your Food and how the different fats in food impact your heart with Common Fats and Oils.

Have fun and test your knowledge with the Fats in Your Food Word Match or the Healthy Fats and Foods Crossword Puzzle.


News: In 2012, tax data at the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) was compromised due to a security breach. The State of South Carolina has partnered with CSID to provide eligible South Carolina taxpayers and businesses up to one year of CSID identity protection services for free.

Individual taxpayers, their dependents, and businesses who filed electronic South Carolina tax returns between 1998 and 2012 may be eligible for these services.

Visit or call 855-880-2743 for more information and to enroll now in CSID’s identity protection services.  You may also click here to access a fact sheet (very large 1.8M pdf) or click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (medium sized 700K pdf).

South Carolina Senior Citizen's Handbook - 2012 Edition
A guide to laws and programs affecting senior citizens published by the South Carolina Bar Association

***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.