Supporting Our Senior Neighbors
Volunteer Aging Council
Stand Up for Seniors
Stand Up for Seniors AKA The VAC is a non-profit organization established in 2000 by volunteers who raise money and awareness for the needs of low-income seniors and senior veterans in Cherokee County.
"We seek to address Cherokee County's seniors unmet basic needs."
"We strive to ensure safety, security, and sustenance for our seniors by obtaining and directing resources from the community through donations, grants, fundraising and by hands-on volunteerism."
Founded in 2000, the Volunteer Aging Council (VAC) works hand in hand with Cherokee County Senior Services and to identify those senior citizens and aging veterans in need.
How we Help
Donations have allowed the VAC to sponsor other programs such as the “Last Stop”. This program offers limited 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.