Resources for the Aging



South Carolina law provides tuition exemption for residents 60 and older to take classes at state colleges (nominal fees may apply). Seniors can generally take any class offered, but many colleges also have specialized senior learning programs. Check with the institution's admissions office for details. 

SC Public 4-year Colleges & Universities Senior Programs

SC Public 2-year Colleges and Universities

Health & Medical


Mount Pleasant Fire Department


Statewide EMS Services

SC Crisis Hotlines

SC State Government Resources


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Assisted living and retirement communities in Mount Pleasant


East Cooper Community Outreach

ECCO is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive support services to local families living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Click here to access the website.

East Cooper Meals on Wheels

 This non-profit agency serves nutritious meals to all home bound residents East of the Cooper, regardless of age or income. They operate without a waiting list and there is never a charge for meals. Click here to access the website. 


Trident Area Agency on Aging

 Provides contracts for home delivered meals, home care services, group dining, transportation to programs, health promotion activities, and legal services. Click here to access the website.





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Mount Pleasant Senior Center

 This center in Mount Pleasant welcomes adults age 50 and older to come for exercise, socializing and to broaden their horizons through a wide array of classes. Click here to access the website.


Mount Pleasant Recreation Department

 The Mount Pleasant Recreation Department offers exceptional, comprehensive yet sustainable and affordable recreation and leisure opportunities through a professional staff that is dedicated to providing the residents of the Town of Mount Pleasant with superior customer service, quality facilities and dynamic programming. Click here to access the website.


Mount Pleasant Special Events

 The Town of Mount Pleasant hosts annual events such as the Blessing of the Fleet, ArtFest, the Christmas Parade, the Holiday Farmers Market and the seasonal Mount Pleasant Farmers Market. Click here to access the website.


Charleston County Parks and Recreation

 The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission will improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs, and services. Click here for the website.







AARP - South Carolina Chapter

 Click here for the website.

Mount Pleasant Alzheimer Support

Click here for the website.


Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging

 This office will list available services on aging and disabilities and provide a guide to laws and programs affecting senior citizens. Click here for the website


SC Access Disability and Aging Services Quick Search

 This excellent resource can help you find Mount Pleasant and Charleston County senior services. Use the "Choose Your County" menu to select Charleston. Click here to access the website.

 Town of Mount Pleasant Victim Services Unit 

Presented by the Town of Mount Pleasant Police Department, this program is offered to provide support and encouragement to all victims of crime.Click here for the website.



US Social Security Administration - local office locator

 Click here for the website. 




Experience Works

 With offices in Charleston, this statewide nonprofit provides programs designed to help mature individuals enter the workforce. Click here to access the website.


SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business

 Charleston SCORE provides professional counseling and mentoring to entrepreneurs. Our members are volunteers with knowledge, expertise and a strong desire to see each client succeed. Many of our volunteer members are still operating their own businesses. Member backgrounds include retail, manufacturing, distribution, finance, human resources, insurance, transportation, legal, engineering, and marketing, all representing many different industries. Our Charleston Chapter mentors over 600 new clients each year. Of these, many launch a business each year. SCORE maintains a long term relationship with a business client tonuing success. Click here to access the website.