The Central Midlands Area Agency on Aging transitioned into the Central Midlands Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) on September 9, 2010. South Carolina initiated the establishment of ADRCs in 2003 with a commitment of three-year funding from the State Unit on Aging and expanding to five regions. In the 2009-10 fiscal year, the State Unit on Aging committed three-year funding to the remaining five regions of South Carolina, including Central Midlands.
The Central Midlands ADRC will serve as a highly visible and trusted agency serving the community as a place where people go for information, assistance and resources on the full range of support options. Long term support includes a wide range of in-home, community-based, and institutional services and programs that are designed to help seniors and individuals with disabilities.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center Program (ADRC) is a collaborative effort of the Administration on Aging (AoA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designed to streamline access to long-term supports and services. The ADRC initiative is part of a nationwide effort to restructure services and supports for older adults, all persons with disabilities, family members and care providers. It also complements long term care system change activities designed to enhance access by older adults and people with disabilities of all ages to community living, personal choice and independence.…
Central Midlands Council of Governments
To promote a positive experience of aging for older individuals, the disabled community and their families.
The Central Midlands Council of Governments is the regional lead agency for advocating, planning, coordinating and developing resources to help localities provide a comprehensive range of social and health related services within a statewide aging and disability network.