Today's News

  • Driving home character

    For Jimmy Fox, school bus driving was a mission field.

    A retired Baptist minister, Fox has stepped down as a bus driver for Indian Land schools, where for a decade he greeted each child by name, sent them birthday and Christmas cards and encouraged them to do their best.

    “I love relating to the students more than driving the bus,” said Fox, 73, a Van Wyck native. “If kids were having trouble with a lesson, I would help them with it. I tried to teach them politeness, manners and how to treat others.”

  • Unleash the power of age

    Every year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions and achievements.

    It is a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to honor the value that elders continue to contribute to our communities.
    This year, the theme of Older Americans Month is “Unleash the Power of Age!,” which emphasizes the important role of older adults. This May, communities across the nation will recognize older Americans as productive, active and influential members of society.

  • Living proof: exercise promotes wellness

    The belief that regular exercise can help prolong life and contribute to overall wellness is widely accepted among all age groups.

    Lancaster resident Joyce Deese has been putting that theory to the test as an exercise instructor for the past 25 years. Now at the age of 67, Deese is still going strong.

    “Exercise is a commitment to your body, a way of life,” Deese said. “It’s something you have to be serious about or you won’t see any results.

    What you eat matters; it’s not just about dieting.

  • Avoid these new scams that target seniors

    While we are all taught to use good manners when answering the telephone, not everyone who calls you necessarily has good intentions.

    According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a recent spate of lottery scams or advance fee frauds originating in Jamaica are targeting seniors and other Americans by telephone.

    While the Jamaican and U.S. governments have teamed to tighten laws and combat the problem, it’s important to guard against becoming the next victim.

  • Medication poisoning growing problem for seniors

    Every year, the Palmetto Poison Center receives thousands of calls from South Carolinians regarding their medications. Many of these callers are elderly persons who have questions about their prescriptions or recommended dosages. This specific sector of our population is oftentimes prone to uncertainty, which can stem from a number of sources, including loss of memory or confusion resulting from a large volume of prescribed medications.

  • Vote for South Carolina's Outstanding Senior Volunteer

    South Carolina residents are encouraged to cast their vote for the state’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer.

    The recognition is part of the Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network. The program honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

  • Hobbies arthritis sufferers can enjoy

    Individuals with arthritis are often stuck between a rock and a hard place.

    Doctors want people to exercise to keep up the range of motion in affected joints. However, even some limited movements can cause pain and suffering to those with arthritis. Furthermore, individuals with arthritis may shy away from the activities they once enjoyed because the pain is simply too overwhelming.

  • Move it or lose it: five moves to put seniors back in the game

    For Americans 65 and older, falling down can be the worst thing to happen to them, according to statistics:

  • Senior Circle offers wellness and learning opportunities

    Senior Circle is a non-profit resource program offered by Springs Memorial Hospital. The mission of Senior Circle is to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for seniors by providing programs that encourage continued learning, wellness, health, volunteer opportunities and social activities at our hospital and throughout the community.  We also provide a forum for fellowship and member-only discounts and privileges.  

  • Good communication vital to quality auto repairs

    A poll of ASE-certified automotive technicians indicated that drivers over 60 are among the most conscientious when it comes to taking their vehicles in for routine maintenance and repair.

    The experts at the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) remind consumers that good communication between shop and customer can help make the repair process go smoothly.