Aiken Area Council on Aging, Inc.

Address

159 Morgan ST NW
Aiken, SC 29801

(803) 648-5447

https://www.aikensenior.org/

AKA:

Council on Aging, Aiken Council on Aiken, Aiken Senior Life Services

Description:

For seniors, agency provides:
*aging and disability resource center (with registries for companionship, case management, and information and referral)
*daily lunch as congregate meal (group meal)
*home-delivered hot and frozen meals (Meals on Wheels)
*non-perishable food items requiring minimal cooking
*non-emergency medical transportation (Dial a Ride)
*rural public transit via the Pony Express
*senior activities
*senior ride program and
*volunteer opportunities.


For individuals outside of Aiken County, please refer them to the Toll Free number 866-228-5151


Congregate (Group) Meal Sites (lunch served daily with activities):
*Main Office AACOA: Harold House Hall, Aiken, SC 803-648-5447;
*Gloverville: Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 803-593-2697;
*Jackson: Community Center, 109 Charles Street; and
*Wagener: Courtney Building, 803-564-5211.

Hours:

*M-F 8:00am-5:00pm
*Congregate Meals 9:00am-1:00pm
*frozen and food pantry box pickup 8:30am-3:00pm

Intake Process:

Call for an assessment; must have a picture ID.

Program Fees:

Varies

Eligibility:

Aiken County seniors ages 60+

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Date of Official Change:

April 11, 2018

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers may help with Meals on Wheels delivery, or accompany someone to the doctor. Please call and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer opportunities include:

*Kitchen Help:
Volunteers are needed preparing food for delivery or in one of their congregate dining sites. There are four serving sites to choose from: Aiken, Gloverville, Wagener, and Jackson. Agency start plating meals at 8:00am, and start serving at congregate sites at 11:30am.

*Meal & Smile Delivery to Homebound Seniors:
Volunteer meal delivery routes are customizable to you, and may take up to an hour a day, week, or month (up to you.) You'll be delivering hot meals, frozen meals, newspapers, and pet food (when available). This is a great way to socialize and get to know members of your community, and gives the seniors an opportunity to socialize too.

*Front Desk Help:
Volunteers are needed to greet everyone who comes in with a smile, answer the phone clearly and take messages/transfer calls, look things up online (we have the most valuable pages bookmarked for your convenience), do some minor clerical work, and assist those who come in for their monthly allotment of frozen or non-perishable food (the boxes weigh 8 to 10 lbs. each.) No experience is necessary & training is provided.

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

159 Morgan ST NW
Aiken, SC 29801

Mailing

PO Box 3156
Aiken, SC 29802-3156

Contacts

Bill Goodson

Primary Contact

Executive Director

bgoodson@aikensenior.org

Larry Christy

Director of Services

lchristy@aikensenior.org

Phone Numbers

Main

(803) 648-5447

Fax

(803) 649-1005

Toll Free

(866) 228-5151

Transportation Department

(803) 648-6493

Legal Status:

United Way Partner Agency

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      Special Notes/Funding

      Congregate dining sites: Aiken Senior Life Services 803-648-5447 159 Morgan ST NW Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church 803-380-9023 2453 HWY 421 Gloverville, SC 29828 Roland Smith Senior Center 803-471-3151 109 Charlest ST Jackson, SC 29831 Listine Gunter Courtney Senior Center 803-564-3344 49 Roy ST Wagener, SC 29164 North Augusta Meal Site @ the Ledges Apartments 803-279-9886 550 Sikes AVE North Augusta, SC 29841 Aiken, SC 29801

      Description

      Congregate dining sites provide hot nutritious meals for senior adults in a group setting at meal locations throughout Aiken County. Each site provides recreational and health awareness activities, as well as guest speakers, to supply our senior population with information, education, fellowship, and resources for other services to meet their needs. In some cases, transportation can be provided to and from the site each day. Meals meet one-third of the recommended daily allowance for nutrition for people over the age of 60.

      Hours

      Lunch service

      Eligibility

      Seniors 60+

      Fees

      None

      Intake Procedure

      Call or apply for services online at https://www.aikensenior.org/congregate-meals .

      Service Area

      Aiken County

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        Description

        Several meal options are available, including warm, fresh flash frozen, and no cook food options depending on situation.

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            Description

            The Best Friend Express circulates throughout Aiken and North Augusta every 2 hours and offers transfers to the Augusta Transit System. All buses are accessible with wheel chair lifts for persons with disabilities and bicycle racks.

            Availability

            Bus circulates every 2 hours. Please check the schedule for times at http://www.bestfriendexpress.com/schedule.php .

            Fees

            *$1.00 for seniors and persons with disabilities *$1.50 for students *$2.00 for adults With proper verification, people 60 and older, those with a Medicare Card or those with disabilities can ride for half fare. For a half fare application visit http://www.bestfriendexpress.com/pdf/Half-Fare-Application.pdf .

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                Special Notes/Funding

                Volunteers at the home office or meal sites are welcome upon submission and approval of application.

                Intake Procedure

                Visit https://www.aikensenior.org/volunteer-application to complete a volunteer application.

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