SC Aging Awards to honor residents, groups

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina residents and civic groups are being honored for their work with senior citizens.

The annual State Aging Awards will be presented on Tuesday at the Statehouse. The awards honor the Outstanding Older South Carolinian, Volunteer Service, Leadership in Aging and Health Promotion for Older South Carolinians.

The presentations are part of Senior Day at the Statehouse, which is organized by the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging. Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer will start the activities by leading seniors on a walk on Statehouse grounds to promote healthy lifestyles.

The nominations come from groups across the state that advocate and provide services for senior citizens.

May is Older Americans Month.

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