COLUMBIA, SC – January 21, 2016 – Senior Resources Executive Director Pam Dukes was elected as President of the S.C. Association of Council on Aging Directors (SCACAD) at the group’s annual meeting being held in the Charleston area this week.
As president, Dukes will lead the group in its mission to provide training, networking and advocacy for local Councils on Aging across the state. Councils on Aging are the local providers of senior services in each county. Senior Resources is the council on aging for Richland County.
SCACAD also advocates on behalf of seniors across the state to ensure the programs and resources they need to maintain their health and independence are made available.
Dukes has been Senior Resources’ Executive Director since 2013. She has an MBA in Healthcare Management from Western Governor’s University, and a B.S. in Medical Technology from Georgia State University. Prior to Senior Resources, she served 28 years at the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and most recently held the position of Deputy Director of Health Regulation.
About Senior Resources, Inc.
Senior Resources is a non-profit organization that coordinates services, provides resources and encourages the personal choices that allow Columbia’s senior citizens to remain independent. All activities, services and programs of the agency are geared toward promoting independent living, with the goal of helping seniors remain in their homes as long as possible through the support of staff and volunteers, and delaying or preventing institutionalization.
Since 1967, Senior Resources has served Columbia’s frail and elderly residents in three areas:
1) In-home services, including Meals on Wheels, home care, respite care, senior companion services, and case management;
2) Community-based services, including congregate meals, wellness centers, transportation, and physical fitness;
3) Volunteer services, including the Senior Companion program, Foster Grandparent program, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
With local, state and federal government funding, as well as contributions from United Way, personal donations and fundraising activities, Senior Resources offers a variety of programs so that our clients can select the assistance they need to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle.