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Assisted living holiday visitation amid pandemic

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – Residents at a local assisted living facility are able to feel the warmth of a hug from family and friends this season.  Spending the holidays with the ones you love wasn’t possible for residents in South Carolina nursing homes and assisted living facilities last year due to COVID restrictions. Staff at Palmettos of Parklane say it’s…

Higher Risk: A look at precautions to take during COVID-19 outbreak

Medical Minute

ABC NEWS–Older adults and some people with underlying medical conditions may be at a higher risk for severe illness from the novel coronavirus. For those who might fall into a high risk group, do you know what proper precautions to take? Here’s ABC News Andrew Dymburt with more. Categories: Digital Exclusives and Features Tags: Coronavirus, elderly, Medical Minute

New Partnership Aims at Helping SC Seniors

South Carolinians have a new way to find out what services are available in their area.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — South Carolinians have a new way to find out what services are available in their area. Tuesday afternoon, Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster announced the launch of SC 211. The number can connect callers with support groups, community clinics, counselors, shelters, food pantries, programs for seniors, and other services. SC 211 is free and available in multiple…