Enriching Lives. Connecting Communities.

Richland County Recreation Commission offers programs at more than 40 of its neighborhood parks and facilities. The Adult Activity Center at 7494 Parklane Road offers programs exclusively to adults and focuses on health and wellness. Elliptical trainers, free weights and recumbent bikes are available, and fun leisure experiences like bingo, salsa dancing, basket weaving and…

Let’s Get Fit After Fifty!

Stretching/Balance Activities Senior Resources, Inc. Bishop Avenue Wellness Center 6429 Bishop Avenue | 803.252.7734 Senior Resources, a non-profit organization, has four community Wellness Centers, in Columbia, Blythewood, Eastover and Hopkins. The Wellness Centers host physical fitness programs and other activities daily. At the Bishop Avenue Wellness Center in Columbia, classes include Walking, Stretching, Balance and…

Your Health: Steppin’ Out

Put Your Best Foot Forward  Feet are there to support your weight, maintain balance, absorb shocks and keep you moving forward. They are impacted with each step, adding up to a tremendous amount of force on them by the end of each day. For this reason, foot pain is very common, especially in older feet…

Your Health: Fresh Face

Be Comfortable in Your Skin! Skin goes through many changes as you age. It’s not just the years of sun exposure and bad habits that are catching up with you; skin loses its fat, becomes thinner and less smooth with time, and certain conditions may begin to crop up. Fortunately, with proper care and a…

Spring Style: Hats Off!

Bridgehampton Wheat Boater Hat Achieve a classic look with this timeless style. Butterfly Sinamay Straw Boater Hat Even though it’s called a “boater hat”, you likely won’t see anyone on Lake Murray with one of these. But perfect for a spring wedding! Jayne Wide Brim Boater Hat Picture yourself in all-white with this topper! Wow. Demetria…

Taking Care of You: Leeza’s Care Connection

Care for Caregivers Caring for aging or ill adults can be rewarding, but it can also put caregivers at increased risk of stress, depression, and poor attention to their own health. TV personality and healthcare advocate Leeza Gibbons created Leeza’s Care Connection as a community gathering place and resource center for caregivers where both the care…

Stay Healthy!

You know the drill – diet and exercise are vital to good health. But If you are over the age of 50, you should consider preventive healthcare. Like taking your car to the shop for its regular oil change and a check under the hood, the old bod’ needs a checkup as well! An annual…

Fresh Faced: Refresh Your Skin Care Regimen

Makeup tips for women over 50 usually consist of slathering on “miracle” creams and stocking up on “age defying” products. But are you aware of how makeup and moisturizer can really help you look younger? Many women tend to use the same rules they lived by in their youth and employ the same looks and…

Sleep Well

When Counting Sheep Doesn’t Work  Tips on Snoozing Better: Keep your sleep environment quiet, dark, and cool–between 60 and 75°F. Establish a soothing pre-sleep routine (take a bath, read a book, practice relaxation exercises). Try to go to sleep and get up at the same time each day. Avoid bright screens and late-night television before…

On The Lighter Side…

These Springtime salads are guaranteed to bring your taste buds to life! Shop the freshest ingredients from our very own South Carolina State Farmers Market, which provides the Greater Columbia area a fresh and colorful assortment of certified SC grown fruits, vegetables, and more! With the peak season approaching for locally grown produce (April), be…