Aiken, S.C.'s aging population also presents opportunities. To help older people pass their wisdom along to younger generations, Aiken has adopted the Foster Grandparents program, which pays seniors $2.65 an hour to read with children during the school year and chaperone summer recreation programs.
More On Aiken's Aging Population:
-- Read: S.C. City’s Aging Population Offers A Glimpse Of The Future
-- Watch: Strapped: Meals on Wheels In Aiken Struggles To Serve Amid Budget Cuts
-- Watch: 'Project Lifesaver' Tracks Wandering Seniors With Dementia
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