Contact Information

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Kay Clary

Executive Director

498 Log Branch Road

Post Office Box 6
Bamberg, South Carolina 29003
Phone:  (803) 245-3021
Fax:  (803) 245-3080

claryk@bellsouth.net

Office on Aging

The mission of Bamberg County Office on Aging is to contribute to the well-being and improve the quality of life for older adults in Bamberg County and to provide activities and services that promote independence and continuing participation in the community. With almost 30 vehicles for transportation, home-delivered and in-house meals, over 100 volunteers and a hard-working staff, the Bamberg County Office on Aging's main goal is to provide assistance and transportation for Bamberg County senior citizens and our entire community.

 

Meals: A hot, nutritionally balanced meal can be delivered five days a week to home-bound clients. Meals are available at the Rhoads' Senior Center in a fun group setting where exercise, crafts, devotionals, music, and nutrition and health education programs are also available.

 

Housekeeping: Home Living Support Program provides light housekeeping to those in need.

 

Exercise: Exercise classes are available for any age on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the Rhoads' Senior Center.

 

Medicaid Transportation: Transportation to non-emergency medical appointments is provided for eligible participants (no age requirement). A 3-day notice is requested. Please call Logisticare at 1-866-445-6860.

 

Handy Ride: A local public transportation program that provides access to non-Medicaid medical appointments, shopping, or work. Call the Bamberg County Office of Aging at 803-245-3021.  The fee is $2.00 for every 10 miles. Tickets are available at the Bamberg County Office on Aging.

 

For more detailed information concerning these programs call 803-245-3021.

 

Office hours: Monday -Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

 

Bamberg County of Aging has a separate website at: http://www.bcooa.org/

 

Courtesy Link: SeniorLiving.org has a helpful webpage describing common scams on the Elderly: https://www.seniorliving.org/research/common-elderly-scams/

 

BAMBERG COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATES

Bamberg County Clerk of Court is adjusting operations until further notice. The public is encouraged to use phone calls, email, mail, or online services to conduct business with the Clerk of Court's office during the outbreak. Call 803-245-3025 for more information
 
Bamberg County Probate Court is closed to in-office visitors until further notice. The staff is still working but not accepting in-office visitors. Please call 803-245-3008 for more information.

Bamberg County DSS/DHHS is closed to in-office visitors until further notice. Employees are still in the office and can assist via phone (803) 245-4363 or email BambergWebsite@dss.sc.gov
 
Bamberg County Detention Center is suspending all visitation to inmates until April 30, 2020. Any questions should be directed to the Bamberg County Detention Center at 803-245-3020. 
 
Bamberg County Magistrate court is suspending jury trials until further notice. The Bamberg County Magistrate announced there are no changes with bond hearings. Any questions should be directed to the Magistrate's office at 803-245-3016.

Bamberg County General Sessions and Family Court are canceled until further notice. Jurors do not need to report to court. 
 
Per Governor Henry McMaster, all elections scheduled for March and April are postponed, including the City of Bamberg's special election on April 7, 2020. Bamberg County candidate filing will open at noon on March 16 and will close at noon on March 30. Please call the Bamberg County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 803-245-3028 with questions.
 
The ABBE Regional Library System will close all library buildings until April 5 with continuing evaluation.  Due dates on library materials will be extended and book drops will remain open. Any fines incurred during this period will be waived. Pick up deadlines for materials on hold will be extended. To learn more, please visit our Digital Branch Library at https://www.abbe-lib.org/digital/
 
The Bamberg County Office on Aging is no longer providing meals at their location on Log Branch Road in Bamberg. All meals will be delivered to homes with appropriate safety measures. The senior center is closed to the public but medical transportation is still available. Please call 803-245-3021 for more information.
 
These changes are to ensure public and staff safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. The public is encouraged to call, email, or use the drive-through Treasurer's window, or online services via the Bamberg County website (www.bambergcounty.sc.gov) rather than attend offices in-person, whenever possible and practical. For more information, email info@bambergcounty.sc.gov or call 803-245-5191, or check the COVID-19 webpage on this site: http://www.bambergcountysc.gov/covid-19-updates