The Volunteer Aging Council (VAC) is the 501c3 organization of Cherokee County Senior Services. The VAC is a group of volunteers that strives to help make life better for our seniors and senior veterans. We are a nonprofit organization established in 2000 by volunteers who raise money and awareness for the needs of this precious group of seniors. The vision of the VAC is to ensure safety, security, shelter and sustenance for our Cherokee County seniors and senior veterans.
Programs available to help include: Health and Safety Renovations, Volunteer Driver Program, Last Stop Financial Assistance, Senior Comforts, and Meals on Wheels.
We provide a number of services for Cherokee seniors. Volunteers build wheelchair ramps, as well as make minor repairs and home improvements to enhance the quality of life. We also provide transportation to various appointments when CATS transportation is unavailable.
The VAC provides emergency assistance when all other resources have been exhausted. This may include minor medical costs, prescriptions, utilities, temporary housing and other unexpected expenses.
The VAC will provide fans and heaters to keep seniors as comfortable as possible. Lift chairs are provided to help maintain mobility along with walkers and canes. Shower chairs, adult diapers, bed pads and toilet paper products are available to ensure a better quality of life.
If you are a Cherokee County senior and answer yes to any of these questions, please contact De Gale at email@example.com or call 770-345-2675.
• Have you ever had to make the decision to pay either your medical bills, electric bills or buy your next meal?
• Have you had to live without air conditioning, or refuse to turn it on because you can’t afford it?
• Do you use a wheelchair or walker, but have difficulty getting into your home?
• Have you ever used a washcloth instead of toilet paper because you can’t afford to purchase it?
The Volunteer Aging Council is always looking for volunteers who want to help meet the needs of seniors by obtaining resources from the community through fundraising, grants, donations and hands-on volunteerism. If you would like to join our efforts, contact De Gale.
– Nathan Brandon, a resident of Cherokee County since 1982. He retired from Cherokee County Senior Services.