04.14.

Public Hearing Notice – HOME Consortium – April 28, 2015

WACCAMAW REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS HOME CONSORTIUM HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

1230 Highmarket Street

Georgetown, SC 29440

The Waccamaw HOME Consortium (Consortium) is in the process of developing the Annual Action Plan for the Waccamaw Region (Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg Counties).  This Plan is required in order to receive and administer HOME (HOME Investment Partnership Act of 1992) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  These funds are used to meet national objectives of providing decent, safe and sanitary housing, new rental and homeownership housing opportunities and neighborhood stability through homeowner housing rehabilitation.

While the activities which can be conducted using these funds are very limited, it is important to gain citizen guidance, input and comments in order to better address community needs.  Copies of the Draft Annual Action Plan will be available to all attendees.  Upon completion of the public hearing the plan will be made available in the public library branches, online at www.wrcog.org/transportation-planning/home-consortium/DraftAnnualActionPlan-2015 and at the Consortium office.

Comments may be mailed to the Waccamaw HOME Consortium, c/o Tom Britton, Planning Director, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, Planning Department, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC  29440 or you may contact Mr. Britton at 843-436-6125 or tbritton@wrcog.org.

The Consortium will provide reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, and services for any qualified disabled person interested in attending the public hearing. To request the above, you may call Tom Britton, Planning Director at (843)436-6125  or  843-546-8502 at least 72 hours prior to the public hearing.

 COMMENT PERIOD BEGINS: APRIL 28, 2015

COMMENT PERIOD ENDS MAY 27, 2015

03.31.

Waccamaw Sports Classic 8th Annual Senior Games

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact: Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
Telephone Number: (843) 546-8502
Waccamaw Sports Classic 8th Annual Senior Games

Georgetown, S.C March 30th,  2015 — Waccamaw Regional Council of Government’s Area Agency on Aging is gearing up for the eighth annual Waccamaw Sports Classic, which will take place April 10, 2015, from 9:00 to 3:00 on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. The event is for seniors from Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg County. The day-long Sports Classic includes friendly sporting competitions, educational sessions, and social events. Students from the university will lead sports programs such as track and field, corn hole, pickle ball, spin casting, and much more. Early registration has closed, however if a senior wants to participate, they can register the day of the event at Coastal Carolina University.

 

In addition to the benefits for seniors, the implementation of a Sports Classic Program, in the Waccamaw region, strengthens the region’s senior programming for older adults. Through this event community service groups, volunteers and sponsoring organizations/corporations work together to plan for, and actively promote, healthy aging for all seniors.

 

The Waccamaw Sports Classic is the result of a community partnership consisting of Horry County Parks and Recreation, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, Georgetown County Parks and Recreation, Coastal Carolina University, Tidelands Health, Conway Medical Center, Agape, Horry County Council on Aging, Strand Orthopaedics, Carolina Orthopaedics, Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Georgetown Bureau of Aging Services, and Williamsburg County Parks and Recreation.  The games are sanctioned by the S.C. Senior Sports Classic and National Senior Games Association. The mission of the partnership is to promote physical fitness among the tri-county region’s senior population.

03.27.

Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment

Notice of Public Hearing
Notice of Public Comment

The Waccamaw Workforce Development Area, the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments as its administrative entity, and the area’s three individual counties of Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg are accepting public comment on their request to the Governor for initial designation as a local workforce development area pursuant to Section 106(b)(2) of Public Law 113-128, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Under WIOA, the Waccamaw Workforce Development Area is responsible for carrying out programs designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the local labor market and to match local employers with the skilled workers they need.

A public hearing on the designation will be held on April 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the conference room of the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC, 29440. Comments on the designation can be submitted in writing to the address above and must be received by April 10, 2015.

 

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs or activities.  Ayla Hemeon – 843-546-8502 has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements.

 

02.20.

Upcoming SHIP Training

The SHIP Program (State Health Insurance Program) will hold a training open to the public beginning in March.  The dates and times are as follows:

March 24: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

March 31: 9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

April 7: 9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

April 14: 9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

April 21: 9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The training will be held at Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments in the large conference room, 1230 Highmarket St. Georgetown, S.C. 29440.  The Medicare Specialist, Kayla Ives, is seeking volunteers to help with the SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) and the SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) programs.  These programs counsel Medicare beneficiaries and report Medicare fraud.

If you are interested in attending this training or volunteering for the program please contact Kayla Ives, Medicare Specialist (843) 436-6252 or kives@wrcog.org.

02.12.

Assisted Rides Program Updates

Although the Assisted Rides program cannot meet all of the transportation needs in our community, we have provided lots of rides for our clients in January 2015. Coastal Eye Group = 4; Horry County = 30; Florence = 40; Caring/Sharing = 8; Charleston Other = 8; VA (Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Columbia)  = 34; Georgetown Hospital Systems = 44; MUSC Charleston = 8; St. James Clinics = 6; Smith Clinic = 20; Other = 36; Dialysis (9) Riders = 234 Rides.  In total during the month of January the volunteer drivers provided rides totaling 34,557 miles.  What are you waiting for, give a ride.

 
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Georgetown, SC 29440

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