There are many resources available to our aging citizens, and Senior Options is dedicated to ensuring that you have access to all of them. Below are links to other websites where you can find lots of valuable information. In addition to the services we offer in Laurens County, Senior Options staff members can help you access and navigate a variety of outside service providers. Listed below are a few sources of information. Give us a call at 864-938-0572 for further assistance.
The South Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services focus on the elimination of Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; providing and enhancing care and support for all affected; and reducing the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
GoLaurens is your source for local news.
Hospice of Laurens County
Hospice of Laurens County was established in 1987 by a group of volunteers that noticed a need in the community for such a service. We are a not-for-profit organization; accepting all patients regardless of their ability to pay for services. Hospice services are designed especially to help terminally ill patients, families and friends face the physical, emotional, social, financial, and spiritual aspects of their lives, and the patient’s death, together in an atmosphere of support and acceptance. By alleviating the patient’s pain and fear, Hospice care fosters the spiritual strength to live as fully as possible all the days of one’s life.
Laurens County Tax & Government Information
Welcome to the official web site of Laurens County, South Carolina. We hope the information provided on our site helps you to better understand Laurens County Government and the services it provides to our citizens. We thank you for visiting and hope that you will return again.
Laurens County Chamber of Commerce
The goals of the Chamber are to work toward the continual upgrading of the quality of life factors in the service area: improved living conditions, the overall appearance and beauty, expansion of community facilities and services, cultural and educational resources, and other general environmental qualities of the community-at-large.
Tune your dial to WLBG Radio for Laurens County news and sports.
State Government Resources
SC Department of Health & Human Services
It is the mission of the South Carolina Department of Health & Human Services to manage the Medicaid program to provide the best healthcare value for South Carolinians.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation uses innovative ways to serve citizens and promote safe and efficient transportation. South Carolina has much to offer, and you can find out more about SCDOT at their website.
SC Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging
The Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging is the statewide leader for advocating, planning and developing resources in partnership with individuals and communities to meet the present and future needs of over 717,000 older South Carolinians and their caregivers.
SC Mature Adults Count
For the past 10 years, a series of Mature Adults Count publications has recorded and tracked statistics about South Carolinians aged 50 and above. The latest report, Mature Adults Count: Opportunities, Challenges and Choices describes how our older population is in the process of doubling in size.
Upper Savannah was the first multi-county planning and development organization to be created in South Carolina. The Upper Savannah region includes six counties: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick and Saluda. The Council provides a wide scope of services and performs many functions, including assistance to the elderly.
Federal Government Resources
Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging, or AoA, is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns. For over 35 years, the AoA has provided home and community-based services to millions of older persons through the programs funded under the Older Americans Act. Our mission is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of long-term care that helps elderly individuals to maintain their dignity in their homes and communities.
Corporation for National & Community Service
The Corporation for National & Community Service is the nation’s largest grantmaker supporting service and volunteering. Through our Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, we provide opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to express their patriotism while addressing critical community needs.
This is a link to the Official U.S. Government Site for people with Medicare. Medicare is a Health Insurance Program for people age 65 or older, some disabled people under age 65, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant).
Focus on the Family
Focus on the Family’s mission is cooperating with the Holy Spirit in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible by nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide.
Friends of Senior Options
The BI-LO Charity Classic is an annual golf tournament held in Greenville, South Carolina. Its purpose is to raise funds for charitable organizations within the communities BI-LO serves, and their generosity has benefited Senior Options.