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Published on November 22nd, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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South Carolina Non-profit breaks ground on a NEW Senior SmartHOME

Legacy Home for Older Adults

SC UpLift Community Outreach broke ground for the SC UpLift’s Legacy Home Renovation Project for Older Adults.

SC UpLift Legacy Home for Older Adults will be a universal designed two bedroom/ one bath home designated as an affordable senior rental property. The home will feature multiple technologies that will enable an older adult to age in place including energy efficiency appliances, anti-fatigue flooring to prevent fall-related injuries, a telehealth system, and a security and automation system. In addition the home will be wired to incorporate future technologies as they become available.

The property will be rented to a senior age 62 or older whose income is 60% or below AMI. Renovations will begin mid-June and the property will be available for occupancy October 2018. Rental applications are currently being accepted. For more information contact Kevin Wimberly |(803) 691-4742| kevinwimberly@scuplift.org

This is a historic collaborative effort between SC Uplift Community Outreach, Richland County Community Development, the University of South Carolina’s SmartHOME Center for Economic Excellence, and Palmetto Health.

The footage from the groundbreaking can be downloaded from our Dropbox:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w5pmmlhkpqvn2ht/smarthome-WACH.mp4?dl=0

The footage includes, in this order:

  • Interview: Kevin Wimberly, SC Uplift Founder/CEO
  • Podium speaker: Shaun Owens, Assistant professor, USC College of Social Work, Director for Strategy and Innovation, USC SmartHOME
  • Podium speaker: Jocelyn Jennings, Richland County Government Community Coordinator, Community Planning & Development Department
  • Assorted B-roll follows

 

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