News & Updates

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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Recent USC Upstate Grad Joins Fifty Upstate as Public Information Intern

Spartanburg S.C. (May 14, 2019) – A new non-profit organization that seeks to promote independence, healthy choices and active learning among Spartanburg County’s 50-plus residents announces Shelby Ward will serve as their Public Information intern. Fifty Upstate, the result of years of planning and research by numerous community partners, is focused on retaining and attracting retirees into an integrated system…

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