Caregivers for the elderly get help through grant

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A program in South Carolina designed to provide help for those who take care of the elderly is getting a boost.

Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell and officials from Verizon are scheduled to be on hand in North Charleston on Thursday as the Trident Area Agency on Aging receives a $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation.

The money will be used to help support Connecting Caregivers.

That's a secure online resource that provides access to discussion forums, training, and virtual support groups for caregivers through the agency's website.

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