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Published on August 30th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Governor Henry McMaster proclaims Senior Service Day to be recognized throughout South Carolina

September 12th is Senior Service Day:  Honoring our Elderly Population 

Global Core Strategies is the title sponsor for this event. Close to 1000 residents are being seen for Senior Service Day with approximately 500 volunteers that have committed to participate. Host sites include healthcare communities across the state of South Carolina as well as residential homes targeting 10 major cities this year. Senior Service Day is in its 2nd year and has gone from a Mayor Proclamation to a Governor Proclamation servicing 10 cities as opposed to 2 cities since last year. Volunteers will visit residents at Morningside of Lexington, NHC Parklane, The Crossings at Columbia, The Haven in the Summit, Harborchase of Columbia, and Senior Resources Wellness Centers.

Senior Service Day was created by Kesha L. Hayes, CEO/Owner of Professional Development and Training Services, LLC to provide a service to support and close the gap in the aging population by achieving a goal directly linked to improving the quality of their life. It is predicted through research that 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 daily for the next 15-16 years. That is the age that classifies someone as an “older adult.” While all older adults age differently, in order to keep their minds healthy, social interaction is a necessity. Lack of socialization can lead to sedentary lifestyles, depression, loneliness, isolation and even suicide. When an older adult has lost hope of living, then physical complications arise. Companionship can help reduce these negative resident outcomes.

For those interested in volunteering for Senior Service Day visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/senior-service-day-2017-tickets-35139367795 to register.

If anyone is interested in donating to the cause, please email seniorspotlightnews@gmail.com.

If you are interested in being a team leader for senior service day in your city or county, contact Hayes at 803.420.1930.

 

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