Dara Brown and Sylvia Flint, senior community health coordinator and project coordinator respectively at the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center’s (BLEC) Diabetes Intervention Program (DIP) for Families, recently shared their research findings at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing Research and Scholarship Day. Their study titled “Impacting Diabetes Education: BringingContinue Reading

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is reaching out to potential partners for its Summer Break Café, a summer food service program aimed at ensuring children have access to nutritious meals during the summer months. The program, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered byContinue Reading

Senior Resources and the Lourie Center hosted an open house showcasing the Lourie Center, a wellness center for active adults 50 years and older who want to improve their lifestyle, learn new skills, and make new friends. Senior Resources and the Lourie Center unified in August 2023. The energy ofContinue Reading

By Dee Griffin Prediabetes is a term that is used when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Think of it as a warning that diabetes is just around the corner if you don’t do something about it.Continue Reading

In a heartfelt recognition of unwavering dedication and passion, Merrell Johnson has been named the recipient of the prestigious Donald-Harding Service Award. This distinguished accolade is bestowed upon a volunteer who not only showcases reliability and longevity but also embodies a deep commitment to the mission of Mental Illness RecoveryContinue Reading

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group – Meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 1 – 2:15 pm.You are not alone. Connecting with other caregivers, sharing, venting, and learning from each other and our facilitators help you gain an understanding that you are not alone. Parkinson’s Caregiver SupportContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five is going above and beyond to combat hunger beyond the school day. The Student Nutrition Department is spearheading an after-school nutrition program, offering wholesome meals to students enrolled in the district’s after-school programs. This initiative, made possible through the sponsorship of the Department of Agriculture ChildContinue Reading

Richland County Government has awarded $150,000 to the Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (Mirci) through its Community Impact Grant. The award will strengthen MIRCI’s accredited behavioral healthcare services. Mirci serves those with serious and persistent mental illness, many of whom have experienced homelessness. It uses the evidence-based practice Assertive CommunityContinue Reading

Lexington Medical Center has again received an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates Lexington Medical Center’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors. “Lexington Medical Center is constantly striving to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients,” said Tod Augsburger,Continue Reading