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Henry McMaster
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina

UPDATED!  SC Seniors Week 2015 Set for January 8-18, 2015
In partnership with the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, the Lieutenant Governor's Office and the Office on Aging recently announced the creation of SC Seniors Week.  The event will take place statewide, and it will be available for all South Carolina senior citizens.  For more information, please visit

Month of November Recognized Our State's Family Caregivers
In South Carolina, we have over 770,000 family caregivers who provide nearly 737 million hours of unpaid care each year, saving our state an estimated $7.4 billion annually.  Click here to learn more about the importance of caregiving and respite, here for family caregiver tips, or here to locate local staff in your area who can offer assistance.

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

South Carolina Senior Citizens' 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.

Nutrition Spotlight

Happy New Year, South Carolina!

January is National Soup Month.  Soup has everything going for it -- it's easy to prepare, economical, nutritious, versatile, and delicious.  Also, soup can help us stay hydrated.  Information on making homemade soups can be found here.  This Super Split Pea Soup tastes great and freezes well.  Just for fun, check out our Happy Healthy New Year Word Search.

Are you  a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer’s Disease?  The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center has many insightful articles and resources to help.  In South Carolina, the SC Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging and the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are resources for assistance.  Whether it is arranging to receive home delivered meals or identifying local services in your area, information is just a phone call away.  This brief tip sheet contains information on healthy eating for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients as well as the contact information for all ten ADRCs in our state.

Resources for You

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).

Protect Your Identity!

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 about CSID theft protection services (very large 1.8M pdf) or click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (medium sized 700K pdf).

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