Our Mission is to provide opportunities to all senior citizens of Dorchester County to enhance their educational, mental, social, spiritual and physical wellbeing.
To achieve this goal Dorchester Seniors, Inc. will work cooperatively with other community agencies and organizations through advocacy for senior citizens and inter agency coordination including outreach assessing needs and planning actions.
Dorchester Human Development Board was established in 1979 by Dorchester County. The purpose of the agency was to assume the responsibility for programs that the county was operating that were of a “social service” nature. The name Dorchester Seniors, Inc. was approved at the September 22, 2004 Board of Directors meeting and the name Dorchester Seniors, Inc. received official state approval on November 29, 2004.
The David Sojourner Senior Center, located in St. George is named for the former mayor of St. George in recognition of his dedicated service to the town. It opened in February 2002 with the formal dedication occurring May 31, 2002. The center is 4922 sq. ft., and the building includes a computer lab, offices, large and small multi-purpose rooms and a small kitchen.
The Faith Sellers Senior Center, located in Summerville is 15,819 sq. ft. and opened in August of 2002. On October 20, 2005 the Dorchester County Senior Center was renamed the Faith Sellers
Senior Center to honor Mrs. Sellers’ years of dedicated work on behalf of the senior citizens of Dorchester County and making the dream of a senior center a reality. The center has a large 5000 sq. ft. multi-purpose room, commercial kitchen, fitness room, ceramics/craft room, computer lab and office suite.