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…

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…

Advertise on FunAfterFifty.net

Would you like to reach the active over 50 adult in the Greater Columbia South Carolina with your marketing message? We can help. To discuss your advertising goals and talk over what FunAfterFifty.net offers you, as well as Gardener Media’s other marketing options, please contact: Kathy Gardener, Publisher 803-798-6960 Ext. 13 office 803-466-8454 Mobile or…

In Your Garden: The Scoop on Bird Feeders

Bird feeders offer the best way to turn your own backyard into a mini oasis for the wild birds in your area. They’re usually filled with a variety of seeds to suit the different species of our feathered friends. The most popular types of seed include millet, safflower, sunflower, and thistle. Apart from satisfying the…

There’s Lots to Do at The SC State Farmer’s Market!

// Fresh Edibles // The South Carolina Department of Agriculture works hard to promote the business of feeding us. The agency aids farmers in many aspects of food production and marketing, and the State Farmers Market on US Highway 321 in West Columbia is a big marketing tool for South Carolina’s small farmer. Depending on…

Daytrippin’: Aiken, SC

Many people, when they think of Aiken, tend to think horse country. While it’s true that Aiken hosts world-class equestrian events and is home to several thoroughbred champions, there is much more to be discovered in this quaint southern city, named Best Southern Small Town in 2018 by Southern Living Magazine. Aiken Trolley Tours: Experience…