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This month we are providing a recipes and information on  how to fit healthy fats and more vegetables into your diet through sauces.  We need a certain amount of fat in our diet, but it is important to know which sources of fats to choose, and which to avoid. Basing sauces and dips on vegetables is another way to increase vegetables, and control the amount of fat in our diet.   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 good health and great  taste.

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

Spring has sprung and that means Farmer’s Markets are getting ready to blossom across South Carolina. Click here to find a location near you.

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).

News: With the help of local law enforcement, Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place in various locations throughout South Carolina on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  These events aim to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means for individuals to dispose of prescription drugs that are no longer needed, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.  More information on Prescription Drug Take-Back Day can be accessed by clicking here, and a database of drop off sites in your area can be accessed by clicking here or by calling 1-800-882-9539. 

Editorial - Making the Aging Network Efficient and Accountable

Watch the latest episodes of "This Week in the State House" hosted by the Lieutenant Governor by clicking here.

Press Release Emergency Rental Assistance Program for Seniors Announced

Click here to see the Lieutenant Governor's new "Aging Matters" column distributed in newspapers across the state.

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.