Thanks to innovations in health care and a focus on prevention, seniors are living longer, healthier, active lives. By 2040, the population aged 85 years and above is expected to more than double from 5.7 million to 14.1 million.
Today’s seniors are looking for active-living communities, places that focus on cultural connections and integrated living in urban areas. Many want to stay near the neighborhoods where they have lived and a variety of activities. This is one reason Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina recently acquired Laurel Crest Retirement Community from First Presbyterian Church in Columbia.
Adding Laurel Crest to our five other S.C. communities expands the variety of services we can offer seniors and attempts to offer a full spectrum of living options.
We look forward to adding this special ministry of First Presbyterian to our legacy of care and service, centered on people and relationships important to all of us.
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