latest nhpb_banner 1__compressed






Immediate Financial Assistance

Rental Assistance

Free Food Pantries

Utility Bill Help

Free Stuff

Work From Home Jobs

Public and Government Assistance

Disability Benefits

Section 8 Housing and Apartments

Senior Help

Free Job Training

Free Money

Free Grants

Free Clothes

Charity Assistance

Church Assistance

Community Action Agency

Help with Medical Bills

Free Healthcare

Free Community Health Centers

Free Dental Clinics

Car Payment Assistance

Debt Relief

How to Save Money

Search the Website

South Carolina Area Agencies on Aging assistance programs for seniors.

Find where senior citizens in South Carolina can get financial help as well as other support. .Area Agency office help older people (as well as the disabled) get the care they need, including medications, housing for seniors, transportation, homecare and more. Find assistance for seniors, the disabled, as well as elderly in SC below

The federal government provides resources to SC. The state uses these government grants to provide a wide range of assistance and social service, including medications, housing, Meals on Wheels food delivery, healthcare and more..

While the state of South Carolina does technically oversee the program through their Area Agencies on Aging Centers, applications will in fact be taken and processed in South Carolina at the local town as well as county level. More information on where seniors can get financial help, medical care, food, and other support is below.

A number of financial and non-monetary assistance programs are available for qualified applicants. Low-income and/or struggling elderly people will get help with transportation, including to a doctor. Or apply for free home delivered and congregate meals, or emergency rental assistance. Senior citizens can also access free legal aid, disease prevention, home care services, or education and job training.

In total, ten Area Agencies on Aging offices are located across South Carolina and are listed below. The primary point of contact at most locations is known as the Information and Referral Specialist, and these individuals can direct you and help you apply for aid.  They can guide you through the processes that are required to find the services and help you need, assist with both short and long-term care planning and explain eligibility for the various assistance programs.

Assistance for the elderly and disabled in South Carolina

When you contact an office, the I&R Specialist will need to interview you and assess your situation. They will locate resources for you and your needs. Specialists will refer you to the appropriate non-profits and resources, and help you apply or contact a certain program if need be. The specialist will advocate for low income individuals when necessary and they will always help seniors obtain services they may be entitled to but are not currently receiving. Some of the resources available for seniors and people with disabilities are below.

Emergency rental assistance (as funding allows) may be available for seniors who are sixty years of age or older. In some cases up to $1000 can be provided to pay rent. The money will be paid directly to your landlord, and is for emergencies only.




The program that can help with rent was made possible through a grant from the federal government and the South Carolina Housing Authority. If an applicant meets conditions, including they needed to have fallen behind on their rent due to unforeseen circumstances, such as an unexpected job loss, medical bills or higher than average utility bills, they can apply for help. Applications are processed at your local South Carolina Area Agency on Aging office.

Family caregiver support program, which includes limited amounts of respite care assistance and more general support for local groups.

Free or low cost legal aid may be provided for certain civil legal issues, including Elderly Legal Services Program. In some cases representation during the legal matter may be offered as well. Read more on free legal aid in South Carolina.

Medicaid Managed Care and related health care services are offered by South Carolina Area Agencies on Aging. Some of the Medicaid type services offered may include education and outreach on the federal government and South Carolina program. Case managers may also help with providing enrollment counseling for Medicaid beneficiaries.

Reduced priced prescription medications may be provided from various sources, including Medicare Part D Assistance. Seniors across the state can receive advice and help in choosing a federal or a state of South Carolina government plan based on your pharmacy preference, total household income, and the exact types of prescription medications needed.

South Carolina Aging Offices help seniors save money as well. Whether on medications or food, many elderly people live check to check. They often may only have social security or pension savings, or live from their retirement funds. Therefore there are many resources out there, such as ideas on how to save money, discount cards for prescription drugs, coupons for store, and more.





South Carolina senior centers for referrals

The centers are excellent resources for local community issues and information as well. For example, learn about programs and agencies that focus on seniors, such as food pantries, energy bill assistance/LIHEAP, and similar resources.

  • Receive assistance with completing Long Term Care Medicaid Application assistance.
  • Free transportation assistance for seniors. A ride may be provided if the senior has a medical or doctor appointment in South Carolina, if they are on Medicaid or have some other type of emergency. Locate free transportation for Medicaid patients.
  • Aging Information, Referral, and details on various Assistance Centers as well as community action agencies.
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman. This includes investigation of complaints of abuse, neglect, and exploitation in long term care facilities.
  • Senior Centers also give referrals to assistance programs such as flow income housing for seniors, Meals on Wheels from churches, and charity programs.

Addresses and phone numbers of South Carolina Area Agencies on Aging.

Local counties are below. Each helps the elderly in the county, city, and town below. The disabled and senior spouses can also be given help. Or referrals are offered.

Appalachia Area Agency, SC Appalachian Council of Governments
Location - 30 Century Drive, Greenville, SC 29606. Phone number is 864-242-9733
 do not offer bill paying programs, but rather provide services to the elderly such as Long Term Care Ombudsman, Nutrition, and referrals. Counties of Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg

Upper Savannah Area Agency, Upper Savannah Council of Governments
222 Phoenix Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29648. Phone number is 800-922-7729
Supports seniors in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick and Saluda

Catawba Area Agency on Aging
2025 Ebenezer Road, Ste. B, Rock Hill, SC. Dial 803-329-9670
Chester, Lancaster, York and Union Counties

Central Midlands Area Agency, Central Midlands Council of Governments
236 Stoneridge Dr, Columbia, SC 29210. Dial (803) 376-5390
Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland County

Lower Savannah Council of Governments,
Office location is 2748 Wagener Road, Aiken, South Carolina 29801. Call 803-649-7981
Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun and Orangeburg Counties

Santee-Lynches Area Agency
2525 Corporate Way #200, Sumter, SC 29154;.
Phone number - 803-775-7381
Supports Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter County

Pee Dee Area Agency, Vantage Point
216 S 2nd St, Hartsville, SC 29550. Call 843-383-8632
Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, and Marlboro

Waccamaw Area Agency
1230 Highmarket St, Georgetown, SC 29440. Phone: (843) 546-8502 or Main number is 843-546-4231
Seniors from Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg should call this agency.





Trident Area Agency
5895 Core Rd Ste 419, North Charleston, SC 29406. Phone 843-554-2275
Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester County. Read more on senior assistance from Trident Area Agency.

Lowcountry Area Agency
634 Campground Rd, Yemassee, SC 29945. Main number is 843-726-5536
Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper


Related Content From


By Jon McNamara

Additional Local Programs

Financial Help Near You

Rent Payment Assistance Near You

Free Food Near You

Utility Assistance Near You

Free Stuff Near You















Contact Us

About Us


Privacy policy

Visit Facebook page

Search Site