Senior Services of Beaufort Home Based Services

1408 Paris Avenue

Port Royal, SC, 29935

(843) 524.1787

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to helping older citizens maintain their lives with independence and dignity. We serve the following communities: Beaufort, Burton, Lady’s Island, St. Helena Island, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Port Royal, Lobeco, and Sheldon.

The Senior Services of Beaufort County is responsible for providing and coordinating services that enhance the quality of life for aging citizens of Beaufort County. We were chartered on April 1st, 1970 as a private, non-profit organization.

Our target population is persons 60 years and older.  The 2000 total 60+ population of Beaufort County was 25,040.

Some of the community bases services we provide are transportation, Congregate Dining Program, Service Management, Information and Referral, Outreach, and Health Promotion. We also provide the following home care services: Home Delivered Meals, Homemaker, and Respite. The Senior Services of Beaufort County serves the following areas: Beaufort, Hilton Head, Burton, Bluffton, Port Royal, Lady's Island, St. Helena, Big Estates, Dale, Lobeco, Seabrook, and Sheldon.

The Senior Services of Beaufort County is affiliated with the National Council on Aging, the South Carolina Association of Council on Aging Directors. Our funding sources are: Federal, State, and local, Beaufort County Council, United Way, Private donations and special fundraising events.

Transportation: The provision of transportation for clients to and from nutrition sites/senior center, medical/dental appointments, social service agencies, and other essential services.

Congregate Dining Program: Daily provision of a hot, nutritionally balanced meal in a socially stimulating setting.

Care Management: The process of identification, planning, coordination and linkage allowing the development of a comprehensive plan of service.

Information and Referral: Provision of concrete information to individuals concerning available community services.  This service also includes names, addresses, phone numbers, and follow-up with the provider and/or clients.

Outreach: The seeking out and identification of the isolated hard to reach person(s) in order to assist them in acquiring needed services and benefits.

Employment Referral Services: Working with the Title V Senior Aides Program to assist older persons in locating job opportunities.

Farmer's Market: In partnership with Clemson Extension and the SC Department of Agriculture for the distribution of vouchers to seniors for purchasing produce grown by local farmers. (May -September)

Second Helpings: A food distribution project that delivers to the senior centers grocery items that are donated by local supermarkets and restaurants.

Home Delivered Meals: Delivery of a hot, nutritional balanced meal to the frail elderly who are both unable to prepare it or unable to leave their homes to attend a nutrition site. One (1) Assisted Living facility currently donates 3,750 hot meals for homebound clients.

Respite Care: Trained personnel providing custodial care for persons requiring constant supervision and the relief of primary care givers for a standard interval.

Homemaker Services: Trained personnel providing assistance with household tasks (light cleaning, cooking, shopping, laundry, non-medical personal care) to one or more persons.

Minor Home Repair Referral: A program identifying and referring seniors who reside in dilapidated housing conditions to the appropriate agencies for assistance and repair(s).

Senior Centers offers a variety of programs and services to a broad spectrum of the older adult population based on interests – regardless of income.

Some of the Senior Center Activities include birthday celebrations, Arts and Crafts, Music Appreciation, Poetry readings, Special Day Trips/Tours, Various games, Computer enhanced skills training, Exercise and Walking Club, Health/Nutrition/Safety Sessions, Investment Planning, Stress Management and Relaxation, Health Wellness Promotion.