Charleston Area Senior Citizens,a non-profit organization established in 1967, provides opportunities for older persons to pursue mutual interests, receive services and participate in programs and services which will enhance their dignity, improve their health, support their independence, and encourage their involvement in the community.
CASC is a community resource for individuals seeking information on all aspects of senior services. Additionally, CASC operates a multi-purpose senior center in downtown Charleston offering health and wellness programs, recreational activities, and educational opportunities.
Enhancing the lives of older adults in the community.
Foster Grandparent Program Director
Mary Chris Pittman
Ansonborough House Property Manager
Ansonborough House Service Coordinator
Senior Companions Program Director
Economic Security Director
Charleston Area Senior Citizens at 259 Meeting Street is a 12,000 square foot facility with a colorful past. Built originally as a warehouse for a traveling theater company in the 19th century, this building has had many uses.
Sold by Santo Sottile in 1919, it has been home to a Cadillac dealership, a Moose Club, a YMCA and an armed services club. In 1941, at the peak of the country's build-up for World War II, the Charleston Service Men's Club merged with the newly formed USO, and eventually moved from their George Street location to 259 Meeting Street.
During the Vietnam era the USO club hosted an average of 20,000 military visitors a month. Two YMCA employees and scores of local volunteers provided food, clothing, shelter and support to young soldiers stationed in Charleston.
Since 1967, the building has housed CASC and hosted varied activities and programs for senior citizens in the greater Charleston community. Regular renovations and updates to the building keeps it alive, functional and a true "Holy City" landmark.
Charleston Area Senior Citizens maintains a Senior Center in downtown Charleston. Renovated to restore the look and feel of the Historic area, the Center is a base for senior activities, programs, and meetings.
The building is handicap accessible with a large lobby and snack bar area, a dining room that seats eighty and a large meeting room with media equipment and electronic Bingo on a wall-size projection. The commercial kitchen is used for the packaging and preparation of the extensive Meals on Wheels of Charleston program.
Adjacent to the Senior Center is Ansonborough House, a subsidized mid-rise apartment building for seniors, operated by CASC
Our front lobby, snack bar and atrium are especially warm and inviting for groups or individuals to meet, relax and enjoy our legendary Charleston hospitality and ambiance.
Rev. David Williams
Robert J. Nagy
Mary Jo Thomas