Senior Advocacy

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Assistance for seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers

The Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG) serves as the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the six-county Appalachian Region (Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg counties).  The AAA provides information and assistance to older adults, persons with disabilities and caregivers. We also operate the Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, the Regional Family Caregivers Program, the I-CARE program, and Appalachian Assisted Rides program.

This website offers information in a "self-serve" format 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you prefer to speak with a representative, assistance is available Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at 1-800-434-4036 or 864-242-9733 for local callers. 

A summary of our primary services and related programs is provided below. Frequently Asked Questions provides answers to common questions about our services and programs.


Aging Services

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Protecting the civil and human rights of residents of long-term care facilities, we receive and investigate concerns.  

Family Caregiver Program

Helping family members care for one another in times of need.

State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

Providing up-to-date information on Medicare, supplements and health insurance to older adults, caregivers, and disabled adults.

Information & Referral

Linking older adults, caregivers, and disabled adults with needed services. 

Nutrition Program

The purpose of the program is to provide a nutritious meal to persons age 60 or older, and their spouses of any age, and to provide socialization to reduce isolation.


Need Help Navigating Our Resources? Use the Guides Below

 

Individuals & Caregivers Volunteers

Helpful Links

Area Agency on Aging Area Plan

2017-2021 Area Plan

Area Agency on Aging Needs Assessment Report

2018 AAA State Needs Assessment

2018 AAA Appalachian Region Needs Assessment

2018 ​​​​​​​South Carolina Manual of Policies and Procedures

Downloadable Worksheet

Prescription Drug List Worksheet (for use with Medicare Open Enrollment) [PDF-format]

Services By County

Anderson County

Cherokee County

Greenville County

Oconee County

Pickens County

Spartanburg County

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