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.
Protecting the civil and human rights of residents of long-term care facilities, we receive and investigate concerns.
Helping family members care for one another in times of need.
Providing up-to-date information on Medicare, supplements and health insurance to older adults, caregivers, and disabled adults.
Linking older adults, caregivers, and disabled adults with needed services.
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.
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