The Department on Aging Partner to Assist Columbia Senior Citizens
Columbia, SC, December 1, 2020 — Century Glass, a local South Carolina Glass Company, announced they have joined forces with the Department on Aging to assist senior citizens in the Columbia, SC area with broken glass. The Century Glass team is concentrating their efforts with The Department on Aging’s (SCDOA) mission, to enhance the quality of life for seniors in South Carolina by replacing broken glass in home windows for those 60 years of age or older, at no charge.
Randy Wright, Owner of Century Glass said, “during fall 2019 we had the opportunity to assist a Columbia senior who experienced unexpected broken glass in her home. Our team quickly realized the need that seniors in similar situations could use assistance with glass replacements, but can’t afford it…”
Executive Director at Senior Resources, Andrew Boozer, told Century Glass, “often the seniors we serve have less than $40 of disposable income a month and have to defer home repairs like broken glass just to pay the bills. The program by Century Glass is more than just fixing a piece of broken glass, it is giving seniors pride in their homes and improving their daily quality of life.”
Century Glass’ program, Seniors Seeing Clearly, assisted more than 60 seniors during the winter months of 2019. Wright stated that he is excited for the second year of this partnership and is looking forward to assisting another 60 or more seniors this year. This program will be from December 1, 2020 until February 28, 2021.
Kay Hightower, Program Manager, Supportive Services and Outreach Unit stated, “the Department on Aging was ecstatic when Century Glass partnered with us for a second year! They are wonderful corporate citizens.” If you meet the qualifications set forth by SCDOA, scheduling for the 2020 – 2021 time frame has begun.
If you would like more information on eligibility to have a broken window replaced by Century Glass, please contact Kay Hightower, 803-734-9903 for more information.
“…Century Glass is very excited to be working with the Department on Aging for this new, up and coming program for the community, with the chance to give back to seniors in need.”
About Century Glass
Locally owned Century Glass, headquartered in Columbia, SC for 30 years has numerous community programs they participate in. The #CenturySCCares program consists of the annual Families Helping Families, Prisma Hospital Breast Cancer Awareness walk, Pawmetto Lifeline Furball, and more. One of their most recent additions to #CenturySCCares program began during the fall of 2019 with the Department on Aging. Century Glass strives to be the glass company everyone can count on. Our team of glass professionals can assist you with your windshield, shower door and home glass needs. Our customers enjoy not just new glass but having a glass company they can count on. Learn more at centuryglassSC.com.
About The Department on Aging
The SCDOA works with a network of regional and local organizations to develop and manage services that help seniors remain independent in their homes and in their communities. Learn more at aging.sc.gov.
About Senior Resources
Senior Resources is a local non-profit that empowers seniors in Richland County to remain healthy and independent through in-home and community-based services such as Meals on Wheels, home care, senior wellness centers, and other programs. Learn more at seniorresourcesinc.org.
Call the Glass Experts at Century Glass
Century Glass is the glass company you can count on. We have a team of glass professionals who can assist you with your windshield, shower door, and home glass needs. We understand reliability and convenience are key. Our customers enjoy not just clearer glass, but see life’s moments more clearly.