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Fifty Upstate in the News

Fifty Upstate is so excited to welcome the City of Landrum as the new home of an amazing Aging Well Center! Come out and join us this morning from 8:30 to 1 at the Landrum Train Depot! Senior community center opens Tuesday in Landrum

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August 21st is now Officially Landrum Senior Citizens Day

At last night’s Landrum City Council  meeting a proclamation was signed, designating August 21st as Landrum’s official Senior Citizens Day. Any individual over the age of 50 is invited to the the grand opening of the Landrum Depot Aging Well Center on that day to celebrate. Check out the link below for all of the information! Landrum Senior Citizens Day…

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Free Grocery Store Tours

In today’s society, it is vital that we fill our bodies with nutritious things. Seeing as we live in a world full of artificial chemicals, it is important that we are aware of the ingredients in the foods we eat. Grocery stores can be very overwhelming in terms of searching for nutritious items, especially when on a tight budget. This…

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Safe Seniors Environmental Program

Fifty Upstate is pleased to announce our Safe Seniors Environmental Program is underway.  Spartanburg County residents, ages 60 and over, with limited financial and physical ability and no able-bodied person residing in their singe-family home are eligible for services, Funding is provided by a grant from Spartanburg County Government and the Appalachian Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  Please…

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A Matter of Balance

Researchers at Clemson University have discovered that seniors are afraid of falling, and therefore do not get out of the house as much or participate in activities that are essential to healthy aging. Falling exposes seniors to hazardous consequences, such as immobilizing injuries and complete loss of independence.  Falls are the leading cause of injury to people 65 years and…

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Round Trip

Fifty Upstate is acutely aware of the need for affordable transportation services in Spartanburg County. To assist those aged 50-59 who are physically and/or financially unable to obtain transportation to and from their medical/health facilities, Fifty Upstate is pleased to provide free transportation with our pilot program, ROUND TRIP.  Funding is provided by a grant from Spartanburg Regional Foundation.

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Fifty Upstate Partners with the City of Landrum to Create a New Senior Center

  City of Landrum to Partner with Fifty Upstate for Center for Seniors Landrum, S.C. (June 12, 2019) –  In May, the City of Landrum voted to partner with Fifty Upstate to provide an activity center for Landrum’s older residents.   Fifty Upstate, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote independence, healthy choices and active learning among Spartanburg County’s 50-plus residents,…

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Fifty Upstate Awarded $16,880 Transportation Grant

On June 5, 2019,  The Spartanburg Regional Foundation awarded Fifty Upstate with a generous grant of $16,880 to go toward healthcare transportation of the fifty plus community. Statistically, 1 in 5 seniors do not drive. Illness, strokes, mobility issues, failing eyesight, etc. result in the loss of the ability to drive. Many end up “trapped” in their homes, dependent upon…

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Appalachian Council of Governments awards Spartanburg Regional Foundation with Spartanburg County Senior Services Contract

Fifty Upstate is pleased to announce that the Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG) has awarded Spartanburg Regional Foundation with the Spartanburg County Senior Services grant. The ACOG grant entitles Spartanburg Regional Foundation to provide home delivered meals, group dining, health promotion, transportation, minor home repair and chore/yardwork. Fifty Upstate will coordinate these services with their consortium of partner program providers. …

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Thursday, November 14th, 6-9 pm
MOON Dance  in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing!  Join us and dance the night away - $15/person or $25/couple

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