HOW YOU CAN HELP
Unfortunately, many of our community’s frail, homebound seniors have no one to care for them. Their family members may live far away. Or, they may have relatives right down the street who simply never visit. Many of these people live out their later years in silent desperation and loneliness. Hunger, for many, is a constant companion… and the most serious threat to their independence.
In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and in one of the most prosperous areas of South Carolina, between 280 and 340 senior citizens remain on the York County Council on Aging’s waiting list for the only hot meal they will likely eat all day.
The primary goal of the York County Council on Aging is to help seniors remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Adequate nutrition is critical to achieving this goal.
The challenges of aging are universal. Regardless of demographic, they will affect each and every one of us at some point-- with our parents, and later, we are likely to find ourselves in need of services to help us continue to live independently.
You can help our agency continue our mission of enabling our community's most vulnerable citizens to live independently and maintain their health.
See below for ways to give.