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“2009 was the first time we vacationed in Myrtle Beach. It exceeded our expectations. The resort that we stayed at was great, very kid friendly. There was so much to do and see in Myrtle Beach. We loved everything about it. The water temperature was outstanding ... no need to get used to the cold ocean water because in Myrtle Beach the water is simply just warm! We loved it so much, we are returning again this year!” – Polanowski Family from Wilkes Barre, Pa.

Myrtle Beach Area Senior Clubs and Organizations

While retirement to the Myrtle Beach area can certainly a transition into a more relaxed lifestyle with days spent golfing and on the beach, many who retire here are interested in becoming involved in the community—whether through volunteer work or participation in senior organizations and group activities. The Myrtle Beach area offers plenty of opportunities to stay busy, even as life slows down.

In addition to the area’s picturesque shoreline and mild climate, senior citizens will find a wealth of activities throughout the community that are sure to make the Myrtle Beach area feel like home, including:

The Horry County Council on Aging helps facilitate many of the wonderful activities and organizations that keep Myrtle Beach area senior citizens busy. They are committed to providing services and programs that afford our seniors the opportunity to live independent lives in their own home and community. The council on aging also maintains an online event and activities calendar that can be found on their website,

Their office is located at 2213 North Main Street in the historic city of Conway, but they help maintain senior centers throughout the area. Find out more information on each below:

Grand Strand Senior Center
1268 21st Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Telephone: 843-626-3991
Fax: 843-626-8312

Aynor Senior Center
Lisa Rabon, Manager
845 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 161
Aynor, SC 29511

Bucksport Senior Center
Debra Alston, Manager
8879 Henrietta Bluffs
Conway, SC 29527

Burgess Senior Center
Eula Mae Winningham, Manager
10299 Hwy 707
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Fax: 843-650-6614

Carolina Forest Senior Center
Patsy Dew, Manager
121 Gateway Drive
Grand Plaza Unit F
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Conway Senior Center
Conway, SC 29526
843-488-0421, 843-488-0422
Fax: 843-488-0423

Grand Strand Senior Center
Jeannie Rhodes, Manager
1268 21st Avenue N.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Fax: 843-626-8312

Green Sea Floyds Senior Center
Lorene Wright, Manager
5269 Hwy 9
Nichols, SC 29581
Fax: 843-392-0968

Loris Senior Center
Barbara Duncan, Manager
4214 Railroad Avenue
Loris, SC 29569
Fax: 843-756-8091

Mt. Vernon Community Senior Center
Ann Cox, Manager
3200 Hwy 366
Loris, SC 29569

North Strand Senior Center
Cathy Craft, Manager
2309 Watertower Rd. Suite ABC
Longs, SC 29568
Fax: 399-4087

South Strand Senior Center
Jackie Willis, Manager
1032 10th Avenue North
Surfside Beach, SC 29575