Enhancing the lives of older adults in the community- one life at a time.
Founded in 1967, and located in the heart of the Charleston Historic District, Charleston Area Senior Citizens, Inc. is a non-profit agency serving Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties.
CASC helps seniors through a variety of services. Most CASC programs and services target low income seniors and are offered at no charge, primarily serving those who cannot pay. Although CASC utilizes federal, state, local funds and private donations, community support is what makes the difference in changing seniors’ lives. We provide an opportunity for all community members to help needy seniors.
Visit our senior center, meet our clients, and become familiar with our services. We need volunteers. We need support. We need you.
Charleston Area Senior Citizens at 259 Meeting Street is a 12,000 square foot facility with a colorful past.
Built originally as a warehouse for a traveling theater company in the 19th century, this building has had many uses.
Sold by Santo Sottile in 1919, it has been home to a Cadillac dealership, a Moose Club, a YMCA and an armed services club. In 1941, at the peak of the country’s build-up for World War II, the Charleston Service Men’s Club merged with the newly formed USO, and eventually moved from their George Street location to 259 Meeting Street.
During the Vietnam era, the USO club hosted an average of 20,000 military visitors a month. Two YMCA employees and scores of local volunteers provided food, clothing, shelter and support to young soldiers stationed in Charleston.
Since 1967, the building has housed CASC and hosted varied activities and programs for senior citizens in the greater Charleston community. Regular renovations and updates to the building keep it alive, functional and a true “Holy City” landmark.