Senior Issues Group

    Identifying and addressing issues in our aging population

    Did you know seniors age 60 and above make up over 25% of the Upstate’s population? Considering SC is a top retirement destination, it is important that the Upstate identify and address issues our aging population may face. Three primary barriers to seniors living to their full potential have been identified: home needs (minor repairs, lawn care, etc.), food access, and transportation. Contact us to get involved!

    Who: Senior services providers, senior citizens, interested community stakeholders

    What: Workshops to educate and raise awareness for senior needs


    Aging in Place Workshop Series

    March 28, 2022: Seniors & Food Security Lunch and Learn With Panelists Brooke Brittain from Clemson University, Jim Abbot from the Pickens County Salvation Army, Lesa Howard from 5 Point Church, and Trish Tripp from Feed & Seed Co

    View the written recap here. 

    July 19, 2021: Seniors & Transportation Panel Lunch and Learn with Panelists Dr. Johnell Brooks, Nicole McAden and Keith Moody. Location: Senior Action. Lunch provided. We are honored to have the Upstate Mobility Alliance join us to present a lunch and learn panel on seniors and transportation. 

    March 31, 2021: AARP HomeFit Guide Presentation with Guest Speakers Lorraine Simmons, AARP SC Lead Volunteer for Liveable Communities and Sheree Muse, AARP SC Associate State Director, Community Outreach.

    View meeting recording here.

    View written recap here.

    Home Care Resources Guide


    In the Know with Senior Issues Group

    Servant Heart Alliance Program at Senior Action

    Vaccine Card Pro-Tips and Save Your Drenched Phone

    10 Things the Fully Vaccinated Need to Know

    Inclusive Design of Autonomous Vehicles 

    The 2021 AARP Community Challenge – Grant Opportunities


    AARP Events

    Offering FREE Interactive Online Events and Classes Designed for Learning, Self-Improvement and Fun

    Stay Safe from Common Scams Workshops:

    Thursday, July 19 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Seniors & Transportation Panel Lunch & Learn – Register now!

    Join the Senior Issues Group and Upstate Mobility Alliance to hear about various transportation options for seniors and how seniors can continue to drive safely for as long as possible. Lunch will be provided.

    Location: Senior Action, 3715 East North Street

    Thursday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m.

    Fraudcast: Impostor Scams – Spotting, Avoiding & Reporting Part III



    Check out Program and Events Coordinator Justine Allen’s interviews with those serving the Upstate senior population:

    Andrea Smith, Executive Director/CEO, Senior Action

    Tim Womack, Aging Services Director, SC Appalachian Area Agency on Aging

    James Bennett, General Manager and Owner, Upstate Home Health Care Solutions

    Vee Daniel, President, Better Business Bureau of the Upstate




    2020 Workshops

    November 12th: South Carolina Home Hospice Association

    Click here for the recap

    Watch a video of the meeting here 

    September 29th: Seniors and Technology

    Click here for the presentation

    Watch a video of the meeting here

    August 27: Emma McGraw Myers, AARP South Carolina

    Click here for her presentation

    Watch a video of the meeting here 

    TATT has created an interactive map that highlights the senior services available for upstate residents.