Oldest Living American was Born in SC!

Hester Ford is apparently the oldest person living in the United States. Born in Lancaster, SC, she raised 12 children in the Charlotte, NC area, and she has 53 grandchildren and 120 great-grandchildren! She was born the youngest daughter of a South Carolina farmer, and her birth year is either 1904 or 1905 (birth records…

Lourie Center Midlands Lifelong Learning February 2020 Schedule

The Lourie Center, in keeping with its mission to provide opportunities for older adults to stay physically and intellectually fit, offers continuing education for seniors. The Midlands Lifelong Learning Program is a community education program of academically stimulating courses for adults 50 years of age and older. Academics and professionals from the community teach on…

Day Trip to Lancaster

Start your day of exploration at the Landsford Canal State Park, just 25 minutes outside Lancaster and 65 miles from downtown Columbia. Stretched along the Catawba River on the South Carolina fall line, the park is home to the well-preserved remains of the canal system that made the river commercially navigable from 1820 to 1835.  A flat,…

Day Trips to the Upstate for Fresh Peaches and Berries

If you treasure the sensation of cool, sweet fruit with peach and strawberry or blueberry flavors in your mouth, consider taking a day trip to the Upstate within the next month. You’ll find a multitude of fruit farms and farm stands, offering beautiful and delicious fruits. If you’d like to download a brochure with the…

Harbour Watch :: Lake Living

Do you envision yourselves living in an active community where residents spend time together… playing bridge, bunco and tennis? Fishing, boating, fitness and gardening? Welcome to Harbour Watch! This neighborhood is built on the shores of sparkling Lake Murray in Lexington, South Carolina.  Moor your boat at the community marina or fish from the pier….

Help with Health Care Choices

Confused (again?) by the myriad of choices, or lack thereof, when enrollment time comes around each October? Stay with the same Medicare plan you’ve had, or turn to something new? Supplemental insurance? Drug plans? It can definitely add up to one fat headache. Insure SC can help. It’s an initiative of the Palmetto Project. It’s…

Daytrip to Newberry

Town Green and Newberry Opera House (photo courtesy of City of Newberry) Newberry South Carolina is a short drive up I-26, and is surprisingly a great way to spend a day.  Surprisingly because it doesn’t get a lot of publicity, and yet has a lot to offer a couple or a group of friends looking…

Wellness times Seven: A Formula for Success

Submitted by Cindy Johnson, Columbia Presbyterian Community Today’s quiz: How many kinds of “wellness” are there, and which  are the most important? Surprisingly, wellness can be divided into seven dimensions. All seven are important, all contribute to enjoyment and satisfaction in life. The biggest surprise: one actually outweighs all the others in importance, and it…

South Carolina’s Health Improving

BY ROBERT LONDON, guest columnist South Carolina received some good news lately. Children’s health is improving, and our state has yet again moved up in a national ranking of childhood well-being – hitting a new high. The 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book ranked South Carolina 38th for overall children’s well- being — the fifth consecutive year…

Stay Glassie!

Glassie Ladies in West Columbia is more than a showroom for glass art and purveyor of glass and glass supplies; it’s also a studio, where Stained Glass Artist Pat Formo Stone conducts her Stained, Mosaic and Fused Glass classes each week. Her manager, Jan Key, also teaches each class and is their resident Fused Glass expert! What’s…