Programs & Services
The mission of the Fairfield County Council on Aging is to improve the quality of life for seniors in our community. With your support, we can provide vital services and resources to those who need it most. We invite you to join our cause and make a difference. Your involvement will make a significant impact on the lives of our seniors.
Meals on Wheels
FCCOA delivers hot and frozen meals to a client’s home. Both types of meals are nutritionally balanced food trays designed to help older adults receive proper nutrition.
FCCOA offers several different types of home-delivered meal programs. *Meals are provided on a temporary basis.
Central Midland’s Area on Aging and FCCOA determine eligibility for services through an assessment process. Priority is given to the client with the higher score. Clients will be informed of a start and stop date during the time of assessment and reassessment.
With the exception of Private Pay Meals, most are donation based; however, donations are encouraged and accepted. All donations received are put directly back into the program to help offset the cost of the service.
Clients that are terminated may be able to come back on the program later if their condition changes and there is a slot available in their area. Please contact the agency for more details.
*Determination will be made on a case by case basis and may require a nominal fee.
(FCCOA is 501(c)3 agency. All donations made to the agency may be considered tax deductible.)
Angel Tree Program
The Angel Tree program encourages people to adopt an older "angel" and fill a box with meaningful items for elderly neighbors who may not have family or spend the holidays alone. Donations are also accepted to help fill the boxes.
For elder participants who are still active but not comfortable with driving, FCCOA offers a bus transport to take participants to and from the senior center. Bus transportation also takes participants on occasional outings. (Please keep an eye on the calendar for more information on trips.)
Farmer's Market Voucher Program
Senior Farmers market voucher is an income-based program older community members can apply for. If approved, they get a voucher that is redeemable at select farmers markets that are a part of the program.
Once a month, Harvest Hope Foodbank helps improve health in lower income communities by providing nutritious, 100 percent domestic USDA Foods for those aged 60 and up. This program is open to anyone in the community.
Get a bag of fresh fruits and veggies for just $6 once a month in our community. Contact the FCCOA office at 803-635-3015 for more details.
For participants (currently in the Winnsboro area) needing a ride to the grocery store, trips can be arranged. Call the office at 803-635-3015 for more informaton.
Winnsboro Senior Center
Individuals who have reached the age of 60 or above are cordially invited to join the thriving community at the Winnsboro Senior Center. This facility, spanning an impressive 5000 square feet, has been thoughtfully crafted to cater to the unique needs of seniors in Fairfield County. The center boasts a spacious dining area, a well-stocked library, a versatile multipurpose room, and a fitness area that is available for use. Members can take advantage of a diverse range of daily programs and relish in the pleasure of wholesome, nutritious meals. programs and enjoy nutritious meals.