Office on Aging

About the Office

The Mayor's Office on Aging (MOA) was created in 1999 to focus attention on senior issues. The office was established to advocate for the aging population and develop public policy to improve the lives of the aging citizens of the City of Charleston.

The mission of the MOA is to ensure that seniors and older residents of the Charleston community are able to enjoy the highest quality of life possible by partnering with and building the capacity of local organizations and agencies; and also to ensure that seniors and their families and caregivers have access to the resources and services they need.

For more information, please contact MOA Coordinator, Ms. Jamie Roper, at 843-577-1306. 

What We Do

  • MOA responds to requests for information and assistance by working in partnership with service providers and local agencies to connect seniors, families, and caregivers to the providers who can help meet their immediate and long-term needs.
  • MOA educates seniors, families and caregivers on a variety of age related issues, such as enhancing sensitivity to and respect for seniors, frauds and scams, and applying for programs and resources such as food assistance, health coverage, and home energy assistance, through workshops and attendance at community events. The office provides seminars and workshops to neighborhood groups, senior living communities, and senior service providers.
    • To request a speaker or workshop for your neighborhood group, senior living community, business, or conference, please call 843-965-4190.
    • In 2016, MOA was selected as one of eight communities to receive the Ending Abuse in Later Life grant from the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to change how community services and law enforcement respond to the mistreatment of seniors. The Ending Abuse in Later Life project provides training to law enforcement and helps to raise awareness about services available in the community to support victims of elder abuse.
    • In partnership with Youth Volunteer Corps of Charleston, MOA organizes intergenerational activities to bring seniors and youth together for social and community service events. These activities combat the isolation that makes seniors vulnerable to abuse and provide an opportunity for youth to learn from a caring adult.

Local Resources

Trident Area Agency on Aging (TAAA)

Trident Area Agency on Aging has been serving the needs of seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers in the Trident Area since 1991. The Information and Referral Specialist at TAAA will guide you through finding the services you need, assist with long-term care planning and explain eligibility for services.

For more information, please visit the TAAA website, or by phone at 843-554-2275 or 800-894-0415.