Community Activities

Community Activities

Becoming a Charleston Local

New to the community? The best way to meet new friends is to join an organization, become a member of your neighborhood association, volunteer, start a new career, and/or or learn a new hobby.


Ballroom Dance Club of Charleston

Charleston Area Ladies’ Tennis Association

Carolina Lady Anglers (Fishing)

Charleston Beach Volleyball & Social Club

Charleston Chess Club

Charleston Community Sailing

Charleston Horticultural Society

Charleston Metro Sports Council

Charleston Men’s Senior Baseball League

Charleston Men’s Adult Baseball League

Charleston Miracle League

Charleston Ocean Racing Association

Charleston Outlaws Rugby Football Club

Charleston Pro Tennis League, Inc

Charleston Rugby Football Club

Charleston Running Club

Charleston Triathlon Club

Coastal Cyclists

Executive Women's Golf Association

I'On Village Walk & Pond Polo Assoc

Lowcountry Paddlers Canoeing Kayak Club

Omar Shrine Temple

Rotary Club of Charleston

Rotary Club of Summerville

SC Eastern Surfing Association

SC Marine Association

SC Racquetball Association

SC Wildlife Federation



Berkeley County Family YMCA… 843-761-9622

Charleston Jewish Community Center...843-571-6565

Charleston Family YMCA...843-723-6473

Summerville Family YMCA...843-871-9622

Summerville YMCA Gymnastics...843-821-2727

YMCA, Charleston...843-571-9622

YMCA, Charleston...843-722-1644

Jewish Community Center…843-571-6565

Christian Family Y…843-723-6473

North Charleston Community Service Center…843-554-1176



Charleston Habitat for Humanity

Dorchester Habitat for Humanity

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity

Historic Charleston Foundation

Hospice of Charleston

Center for Women

Lowcountry Food Bank

My Sister's House, Inc

South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Aquarium

South Carolina Historical Society


Additional Charities



Statistics show more and more retirees decide to return to the workforce during their retirement years. The intellectual stimulation, money, and sense of purpose are all reasons why you might decide, too, to reenter the workplace.


But do remember that if you decide to work before or after you reach the FRA (full retirement age) make sure you check out the government’s social security website regarding if your income will reduce your social security benefits:



Charleston, known as the Holy City, has more than 350 churches, synagogues, temples, mosques in the tri-county. For an up-to-date list, please visit:




Charleston County

Charleston Area Senior Citizens, Inc.

259 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29402

(843) 722-4127


Lowcountry Senior Center/Roper Saint Francis

865 Riverland Drive Charleston, SC 29412

(843) 762-9555


South Santee Community Center

710 S. Santee Road McClellanville, SC 29458

(843) 546-2789


Berkeley County

Hanahan Senior Center

3100 Mabeline Road Hanahan, SC 29406

(843) 266-0958


Berkeley Seniors, Inc.

103 Gulledge Street Moncks Corner, SC 29461

(843) 761-0390


Moncks Corner Senior Center

222 Heatley Street Moncks Corner, SC 29461

(843) 761-0390


South Berkeley Senior Center

103 Thurgood Road Goose Creek, SC 29445

(843) 572-2423


St. Stephen Senior Center

117 Bay Street St. Stephen, SC 29479

(843) 567-2674


Dorchester County

David Sojourner Senior Center

5361 E. Jim Bilton Blvd. St. George, SC 29477

(843) 563-3709


Dorchester Seniors: Faith Sellers Senior Center

312 North Laurel Street Summerville, SC 29483

(843) 871-5053


Other Useful Contacts and Links:

Area Agency on Aging/Elderlink Inc: (843) 554-2275

SC Office on Aging

SC Senior Citizen’s Handbook

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

National Senior Citizens Law Center

National Council on the Aging

National Institute on Health


United States Government Resources for Seniors

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Debra Whitfield - Team Leader

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Charleston, South Carolina
Phone: 843-367-4845

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