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About Fifty Upstate

People are living longer—much longer—than previous generations; the nation’s 76 million baby boomers have been given an unprecedented gift of time. But more importantly, our universal philosophy on aging has changed dramatically in just one generation.

Fifty Upstate seeks to address this new longevity and attitude regarding positive-aging.   We support, champion and enhance life for those 50 and older. Our unique collaboration provides innovative programs and services for 50+ adults in Spartanburg County.

  • We assure that our participants, through their interaction with our centers and programs, access needed services, remain active and involved and experience the highest quality of life.
  • We influence the delivery of services for older adults and caregivers by educating the public about their needs and the value they bring to our community.

Why is 50 a critical age? 50 is the age at which many of us start to think about what life will be like after our career is over and our kids have grown. Retirement may be years away and the kids may still live at home, but we start to wonder what life will be like without those obligations.

Fifty Upstate –  your partner in aging well!

In 2018, we provided…

88,087

Miles of complimentary transportation to and from our centers

23,086

Home-delivered meals

20,501

Congregate dining meals

1,610

Shelf meals when our centers were closed due to inclement weather/holidays

Our collaborative programming impacted 253 people in our community, who received a hot home-delivered meal; and 439 who enjoyed a nutritious hot meal while socializing with their peers.

Did You Know?

Adults 50+ represent 76 million people, 28% of the total U.S. population.