Andrew Boozer has been named Executive Director of Senior Resources. He will begin in the position August 1, replacing Pam Dukes, who is retiring after more than six years at the agency. Boozer comes to Senior Resources from Epworth Children’s Home, where he has been Vice President of Development and Communications since 2013.
"Senior Resources is about more than just supplying food, helping at home, and promoting active living. We strive to give older adults fulfilling and vibrant lives. Our work provides opportunities for resources and relationships to grow and continue to create a community that honors and serves our neighbors,” Boozer said. “I am excited to be a part of the Senior Resources team and look forward to joining in the delivery of high-quality services in our community."
Prior to coming to Epworth Children’s Home, Boozer worked as director of communications and the Enrollment Services Center at Lenoir-Rhyne University/Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, as a customer service representative at FB Johnson Graphics, and as the expo coordinator for the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce.
“Andrew has life-long connections to the Midlands and a successful track record for non-profit development work,” said Board of Directors President Todd Timmons. “We’re excited to have him join our team and we’re looking forward to continuing our work to serve the seniors of Richland County under his leadership.”
Boozer, a Clemson graduate, and his wife Lindsay have two sons and a baby daughter due this summer. The family, with their golden retriever Lady, enjoys being outdoors, especially on camping trips to South Carolina state parks.
About Senior Resources, Inc.
Senior Resources is a non-profit organization that coordinates services, provides resources and encourages the personal choices that allow Columbia's senior citizens to remain independent. All activities, services and programs of the agency are geared toward promoting independent living, with the goal of helping seniors remain in their homes as long as possible through the support of staff and volunteers, and delaying or preventing the need for institutionalized care.
Since 1967, Senior Resources has served Columbia's frail and elderly residents in three areas:
1) In-home services, including Meals on Wheels, home care, respite care, senior companion services, and case management;
2) Community-based services, including congregate meals, wellness centers, transportation, and physical fitness;
3) Volunteer services, including the Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent programs.
With local, state and federal government funding, as well as contributions from United Way, personal donations and fundraising activities, Senior Resources offers a variety of programs so that our clients can select the assistance they need to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle.