Bureau of Aging Services
While the Bureau of Aging Services has cancelled its congregate dining and other onsite programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, existing clients will receive regular wellness telephone calls from staff. Existing clients may also elect to transfer to the county's home-delivered meal program until the congregate dining program is restored. For new clients, we currently have a waiting list for the home-delivered meals program due to high demand. For more information, call 843-325-6716.
Sel Hemingway, project field director with Congressman Tom Rice's office, dropped of a $4,000 check to Georgetown County's meals on wheels program April 20 on the congressman's behalf. The funds are much needed, said Beth Goodale, department director for the Georgetown County Bureau of Aging Services (BOAS). In the five weeks since the County declared a State of Emergency due to COVID-19, demand for BOAS' home-delivered meals program for senior citizens has grown significantly. BOAS currently has a waiting list of about 40 and continues to receive new requests. "We'll definitely be able to put these funds to good use," Goodale said. We thank Congressman Rice for his generous contribution, and we also thank our BOAS staff members who are making the home-delivered meals program possible during this difficult time. Pictured from left are Jackie Elliott, BOAS manager, Goodale and Hemingway.
The Bureau of Aging Services offers programs, activities and supportive services that will enable senior residents of Georgetown County to continue being an integral part of their community, while keeping their dignity and sense of well being. There are currently six senior centers in the County. Come and join other seniors for computer classes and other training opportunities, socialization, trips and tours, special events, health screening and more.
- Home Delivered Meals available throughout Georgetown County for homebound seniors 60+
- Group Dining Meals in six senior centers
- Homecare Service for those in need of basic housekeeping and personal care assistance
- Health Promotion Activities and programs at each senior center
- Transportation Services for center activities
- Optional shopping and field trip opportunities available
- Medical transportation (in county) is also available to assist residents in addressing medical and pharmacy needs
- Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program Voucher Registration
- Valentine Luncheon (February)
- Waccamaw Sports Classic (March)
- Spring Luncheon (May)
- Summer Celebration and Game Day
- AARP Drivers Safety Program (September)
- Beach Retreat (September)
- Senior Holiday Celebration (December)
Call us at 843-545-3185 for more information.
The senior center offers many volunteer opportunities (PDF). Whether you're interested in teaching classes, sharing a special hobby, serving on a board or committee, helping with the newsletter, planning activities or coordinating special events, help is always needed.