A Thriving Future for Seniors in Richland County: Senior Resources Unifies with The Lourie Center

Senior Woman illustrates focus on creating a thriving future for seniors in Richland County, SC

A Thriving Future for Seniors in Richland County: Senior Resources Unifies with The Lourie Center

By Beth Struble

In an exciting development for seniors in Richland County, the Senior Resources Board of Directors has announced a groundbreaking unification with The Lourie Center, effective August 1, 2023. Aiming to elevate existing senior programming and create a vibrant environment for older adults in Columbia, the collaboration promises to bring comprehensive support for seniors’ physical, emotional, and social well-being while fostering a sense of unity and community.

A Vision for Enhanced Senior Care

Chris Zecopoulos, Chair of the Senior Resources Board of Directors, expressed the organization’s commitment to enriching services for the active senior community, stating, “Through this unification, Senior Resources brings its extensive expertise in delivering exceptional care to older adults. Our shared vision is to expand the Lourie Center offerings, ensuring seniors receive comprehensive physical, emotional, and social well-being support.”

Healthy Aging at the Core

The Isadore E. Lourie Center has long been an advocate for healthy aging, promoting balance, strength, social engagement, and lifelong learning among its members. Sondra Berger, previous Chairwoman of the Lourie Center Board of Directors, noted, “The Board of Directors of the Lourie Center strongly endorses a Senior Resources-Lourie Center partnership that assures the long-term sustainability of programs and services that promote healthy aging in the community.”

Expanding Access and Enhancing Programs

The unification between Senior Resources and The Lourie Center is set to bring a wave of positive changes aimed at modernizing the facility and making Lourie Center’s programs and events even more accessible and inviting to the community it serves.

A City’s Commitment to Aging Well

Columbia City Councilman Will Brennan emphasized the importance of prioritizing the health and wellness of the city’s aging population. He praised the collaboration, saying, “The joining of Senior Resources and the Lourie Center will provide the best wellness programs to all older city residents”

A Legacy of Service

Senior Resources, a non-profit organization founded in 1967, has been a pillar of support for seniors in the Midlands, impacting the lives of over 4,000 residents each year. The Lourie Center, a non-profit recreation center established in 1995 for older adults, carries the legacy of the late South Carolina Senator Isadore Lourie. The consolidation of these two organizations is a testament to their shared commitment to serving and enriching the lives of older adults in the community.

A Shared Vision for a Thriving Future

With a shared vision, robust programs, and a commitment to healthy aging, these organizations are poised to create a thriving and inviting atmosphere where older adults can flourish. To learn more about Senior Resources and The Lourie Center, visit www.seniorresourcesinc.org or call 803-779-1971. The Lourie Center is located at 1650 Park Circle, Columbia, SC 29201.