About the Volunteer Aging Council

History

Founded in 2000, the Volunteer Aging Council (VAC) works hand in hand with Cherokee County Senior Services and Homeless Veterans. The primary program that VAC supports is the Meals on Wheels program providing all of the nutritional supplement drinks such as Ensure, Boost and Glucerna for diabetics as prescribed by their doctors. Private donations have allowed the VAC to sponsor other programs such as the “Last Stop”. This program offers other financial assistance to seniors and elderly veterans when other options are not available. VAC will pay the bills directly for rent, utilities, pharmaceuticals, and temporary housing due to homelessness. In addition, we have safety programs for purchasing extension grabbers, shower chairs, and installing enhanced safety features such as ramps and bathtub/shower grab bars.

Our Vision

Ensure safety, security, shelter and sustenance for our Cherokee County seniors

Our Mission

Our mission is to address Cherokee County seniors’ unmet needs by obtaining resources from the community through fundraising and volunteerism.

Slogan

SOS – Supporting Our Seniors

Board Members:

Chair – V Marcine Johnson
Secretary – Wydrika Parks
Facebook – Amy Williams
Chair Emeritus – Benny Carter

Membership Chair – Mary Mendez
Treasurer – Nancy Bales
Project Chair – Judy Davila

Participating and Non-Voting Cherokee County Senior Services Representatives:
Tim Morris, Director and De Gale, Shared Resource Personnel