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To Our Community and Friends:

As we head into 2021 with COVID still affecting all of our daily lives- I would like to take a moment and thank each of you who have volunteered, donated money and food during 2020. Our clients received such wonderful love and attention from volunteers- we are so blessed by your generosity!

We have been working on plans for 2021 and how to continue to utilize volunteers while remaining safe.

To that end, we have built several new volunteer routes. Volunteers will be asked to complete a Zoom training and be willing to commit to one day a week.  The hours for this opportunity are 9;30am- Noon.  Routes take about 2-3 hours total.  Food can be picked up from our downtown location or our North Charleston site at Azalea Drive Church of Christ.

The other volunteer opportunity is delivering monthly food boxes to seniors on our Meals on Wheels routes that need additional food or household items.

If you are interested in either of these opportunities- please email me directly.

Thank you again for your support!

Donna Cook

Executive Director

CASC Updates

Important CASC Updates re: Corona Virus Actions

  • The Senior Center is closed to the public indefinitely due to COVID 19. We will rely on the City of Charleston and the CDC  guidelines to determine when it is safe to re-open the facility to the public.
  • Our emergency food pantry is still open Tuesday and Wednesday 1-3:00pm.  We are in need of food donations to replenish our pantry since the need will be growing as people are out of work.
  • Meals on Wheels is running as normal.  Donations to purchase extra meals are appreciated.
  • We have limited volunteers to those that are already in place at this time to protect our staff who are all over 60.

We thank all the wonderful people who would like to help our Seniors!

 At this time, we are only recruiting volunteers for special projects.

If you wish to volunteer – please fill out the volunteer application. We will email you if there is a project in the works.

Hoping for a better 2021- thank you for all of your help in 2020!

Sweet Song

This is the heartwarming moment that a group of English care home residents broke into song to entertain their visiting relatives who were listening from the other side of the facility’s glass windows.

The footage from the Elizabeth House in Benfleet, Essex shows a dozen seniors with dementia singing “Que Sera Sera” as they wave bouquets of daffodils to their family members—all while maintaining a safe social distance from opposite sides of the care home’s window.

“It’s just a lovely thing to see,” said 52-year-old staff member Gill Petters. “We usually have singers in, but that is all on hold now what with the coronavirus.

Excepted from: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/watch-senior-home-residents-sing-que-sera-sera-to-relatives/

Older women benefit just as much from resistance training as older men, study finds

A great deal of research points to the benefits associated with staying active into older age, as exercise has been linked with benefits for both physical and mental health for older consumers.

And it is fun, too!

Now, a new study conducted by researchers from the University of New South Wales explored how older men and women fare when they practice resistance training. According to their findings, the benefits of resistance training — including increasing upper body strength and muscle mass — aren’t exclusive to men.

“Historically, people tended to believe that men adapted to a greater degree from resistance training compared to women,” said researcher Dr. Amanda Hagstrom. “The differences we found primarily relate to how we look at the data — that is absolutely, or relatively. ‘Absolute’ looks at the overall gains, while ‘relative’ is a percentage based on their body size.”

Excerpted from: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/older-women-benefit-just-as-much-from-resistance-training-as-older-men-study-finds-010721.html

Help Us Help Seniors

Meals on Wheels Charleston

DELIVERING SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A MEAL.

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We are guided by a single goal – to support our senior neighbors to extend their independence and health as they age.

That goal also extends to the dozens of volunteers who work with us. From the kind people who deliver the meals and meet with our clients, to the dedicated cooks in our kitchen—we are all one caring community.

Meals on Wheels of Charleston is a community-based program designed specifically to meet the nutritional and social needs of seniors.

MEALS ON WHEELS  CHARLESTON DEPENDS ON YOU! Read more

Living Longer, Healthier, and Happier!

Vaccines Mean New COVID Scams Targeting Seniors

Beware of ruthless scams!

The promising development of the COVID-19 vaccine being available to Americans has brought with it some very inauspicious new scams targeting seniors.

Fraudsters are selling “cures,” asking for money for the vaccine and to have one’s name added to a “waiting list,” soliciting donations for charities they claim are gathering funds for families affected by the virus

They often lure people to open emails with “official” COVID news that actually unleash malware and spyware. Some even pose as professional cleaners, offering to sanitize homes or businesses.

As the laundry list of schemes continues to grow – from robocalls and investment schemes to pigeon drops and grandparent scams – so does the opportunity to be prepared and informed.

Our research team has identified the most common scams targeting seniors. Before we get into those, check out the two videos our team put together on avoiding COVID-19 scams.

Excerpted from: https://seniornews.com/vaccines-mean-new-covid-scams-targeting-seniors/

SOME OF OUR PROGRAMS!

Ansonborough House

Located In the heart of the Historic District in downtown Charleston

Community Support Services

Links to all local and state agencies for senior adults

Emergency Food Services

There is great need in the Charleston area for our senior population.

News and Articles

May
11

COVID Delivery Team

Volunteers needed to deliver food to elderly!

Mar
17

CASC Responds to CoronaVirus

CASC Closed to Public In an abundance of caution and to keep our clients safe- CASC  will close to clients effective 3/18-3/31. Senior Center clients will have a hot meal delivered to their home. CASC…

Feb
27

LSN Donates $13,000 to Meals on Wheels of Charleston

Our friends and supporters at Low Country Senior Network have come through for us once again! Over the past four years the LSN has raised and donated over $56,000 to Meals on Wheels of Charleston.…

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