Lt. Gov. McConnell, auto maker targeting senior hunger

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell, the state's future leaders and the Honda Motor Co. are targeting hunger among the state's senior citizens. During a Statehouse event scheduled for Thursday, an effort called SOS, or Sustain Our Seniors, is kicking off. South Carolina, according to Meals on Wheels, has the second highest level of senior hunger in the nation. The Leadership South Carolina Class of 2013, McConnell and Honda of South Carolina President Brian Newman … [Read more...]

State Plan Would Boost Caregivers

May 8, 2013 — COLUMBIA -- Unpaid caregivers may receive some relief, if an initiative through the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging wins support from state leaders. "Realizing the importance of respite to family caregivers in South Carolina, I have asked our state legislature to fund a voucher program in next year's budget to provide these caregivers with the break they deserve," said Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell in a news release. He will unveil the Lifespan Respite Care Program's State … [Read more...]

Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell to Deliver 2013 Commencement Address

Charleston,SC April 23, 2013– South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell will deliver the commencement address at the College of Charleston Graduation Ceremonies on May 11, 2013. The Spring Commencement Ceremonies will be held at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held in Cistern Yard. The College of Charleston will also present an Honorary Degree to Trident Technical College President Mary Thornley during the ceremonies. A 1969 graduate of the College of … [Read more...]

The importance of care options in South Carolina

Across South Carolina, options for care for senior citizens and persons with disabilities are dwindling, while our escalating population continues to place a greater reliance on our state's available resources. Helping to fill part of this void is adult day care, which gives family members who care for a loved one the ability to have a break in their caregiving responsibilities in order to maintain their normal work schedule while a dependent family member receives valuable services at a day … [Read more...]

Transportation Resources: Does SC have enough?

This week's topic is transportation with Rep. Dennis C. Moss (R-Cherokee) and Douglas A. Wright; CEO of Senior Solutions in Anderson, S.C. The discussion will be about our state's network of transportation resources and what can be done to improve the efficiency and accessibility while lessening budgetary concerns. … [Read more...]

Anniversary Of Sinking Of Hunley Submarine Marked

The 149th anniversary of the sinking of the first submarine to sink an enemy warship is being commemorated. Sunday marks the anniversary of the H.L. Hunley's mission against the federal blockade ship Housatonic off Charleston. The Hunley sank the Union ship but neither the sub nor its eight-man crew returned. The sub was raised off the coast almost 13 years ago and is in a conservation lab in North Charleston. Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell speaks at a ceremony Sunday at Sunrise Presbyterian … [Read more...]

Office on Aging’s Ombudsman Program

This week's guests are Tony Kester, Director, Office on Aging and Dale Watson, State Ombudsman, Office on Aging. They will discuss details of the Office on Aging’s Ombudsman Program and how it is used to improve the quality of life and quality of care for all residents in long-term care facilities across the state. … [Read more...]

Gambling with the Law

The guest for this week was Senator Robert Ford (D-Charleston) and Senator Lee Bright (R- Spartanburg). The topic will be about the issue of raffle, sweepstakes, and modernization of gambling laws. What are the benefits and drawbacks? … [Read more...]

Raffles could become legal in S.C

COLUMBIA -- Church cake walks and quilt raffles may finally become legal in South Carolina, as gambling opponents who’ve long blocked raffle-enabling legislation are giving a thumbs-up to the latest version. Schools, churches and other nonprofits could hold a limited number of regulated raffles yearly under legislation advanced Wednesday by a Senate panel. Voters must first approve changing the state constitution to allow it. The panel approved a separate measure that puts that question … [Read more...]

McConnell to visit area aging facilities this week

Source - The Times and Democrat. S.C. Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell will travel through the Lower Savannah Region to visit area nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers during a “Face of Aging” tour of the state on Tuesday, Sept. 18 and Wednesday, Sept. 19. The purpose of the tour is to assess existing aging services and gather suggestions on improvements from local seniors, adults living with disabilities, families, service providers, caregivers, residents and community … [Read more...]