CAAR Senior Services Directory
Waccamaw Area Agency on Aging
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Kimberly Harmon, Human Services Director
Organizational mission or general goals:
Waccamaw Area Agency on Aging is dedicated to improving the quality of life for area seniors and caregivers by helping them to achieve an optimal level of health, independence and productivity in, both, the community and the institutional setting. Five goals of the AAA as identified in the SC State Plan for Aging: Goal1: Empower older people,their family and other consumers to make informed decisions about, and be able to easily access existing health and long term care services; Goal 2: Enable seniors to remain in their homes, with high quality of life for as long as possible, through the provision of home and community based services, including supports for family caregivers; Goal 3: Empower older people to stay active and healthy through Older American Act Services and new prevention benefits under Medicare; Goal4: Ensure the rights of older people and prevent their abuse, neglect and exploitation; Goal 5: Maintain effective and responsive management.
Primary services provided:
The following services have been identified, through participation and expenditure, as priority service areas and are programmatic objectives in meeting the goals set forth above in the Waccamaw Area Agency on Aging; group dining; home delivered meals; helath promotion/nutrition education; home living support; transportation; family caregiver advocay; information and referral; insurance counseling.
Primary clientele served:
Older individuals: residing in rural areas; with greatest economic/social needs; with severe disabilities; with limited English-speaking abilities; with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders and caregivers; low income minority individuals in each of the above populations.
Employees and/or volunteers:
Five (5) in aging program and numerous volunteers.
Staff members eligible for professional credentialing and credentialed staff members employed:
Clients/patients/participants served each year:
Organization accredited or certified by an outside agency or association:
Special services or pricing for senior citizens:
See the information above.