Who We Are
Aging, Disability & Transportation Resource Center serving the counties of: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun and Orangeburg
Streamlined Access to Human Services and Transit Information and Assistance
In 2010, Lower Savannah Council of Governments (LSCOG) launched its expanded regional Aging, Disability and Transportation Resource Center (ADTRC). This center is accessible by toll-free telephone, a website and in person to inform and assist people in our region about a myriad of topics related to aging, disabilities, family care-giving, benefits, resources and transportation options.
Our staff is informed and up-to-date on issues and resources that can support healthy and engaged living. Each day we help people with issues that include caring for a loved one, choosing a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan, planning for care after a hospital stay, protecting a loved one in a nursing home, obtaining medications that are unaffordable, planning for and using local transportation resources, handling problems and finding sources of economic help.
Planning, needs assessment, service development, giving information to the public and administration of contracts with local aging service agencies is the work of the Area Agency on Aging that is a part of the ADTRC umbrella.
Mobility management functions of center staff include planning, work to develop and enhance transportation systems in the region, and initiatives to increase coordination of resources, as well as giving individualized information and assistance to the public on using transit in the region. The Center also uses technology to facilitate coordination of rides and vehicles among a network of partnering transportation agencies in the region.
Transit partners vehicles have on-board technology that links to the ADTRC for coordination and streamlining of customer service. Staff members work to stay abreast of all program areas in the ADTRC to screen for additional ways we can link consumers to needed resources.