The Lakes at Litchfield Names Winners of Essay Contest

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The Lakes at Litchfield, a luxury retirement community located in Pawleys Island, S.C., gave away nearly $3,750 in cash prizes to two winners of the community’s Silver Pen Essay Contest.

Silver Pen Winner Elizabeth Joyner

The Lakes at Litchfield, a luxury retirement community located in Pawleys Island, S.C., gave away nearly $3,750 in cash prizes to two winners of the community’s Silver Pen Essay Contest.

The 2013 Winners were:

Elizabeth Joyner, first place
Joyner graduated from Georgetown High School.

Samuel Welch, second place
Welch graduated from Waccamaw High School and will attend Clemson University’s Honor College in the fall in hopes of majoring in engineering.

The Lakes at Litchfield started the Silver Pen Essay Contest this year to help local high school seniors with their collegiate financial burden.

The Silver Pen Essay Contest was open to any high-school senior who lives in a 25-mile radius of The Lakes at Litchfield and plans to graduate in 2013. Incoming entries were screened and delivered to members of the Resident Advisory Council at The Lakes at Litchfield for the formal judging process. This Advisory Council consists of successful retired business professionals, educators and community leaders. Entries were judged based on several criterion including creativity, fluidity of language, and the ability to convey complex feelings in a concise and clear manner.

This year, The Lakes at Litchfield asked seniors to discuss how technology has impacted our senior citizens. Older adults have shown the highest rate of growth with technology in the past few years. The United States of Aging Survey 2013 found that an overwhelming number seniors use cell phones, computers, the Internet, and email frequently.

The Silver Pen will be an annual essay contest with changing topics each year. To read the winners’ essays in their entirety or to learn more about The Silver Pen, please visit http://silverpen-slc.com/.

About The Lakes at Litchfield
The Lakes at Litchfield is an all-inclusive, continuing care retirement community (CCRC) on Pawleys Island, S.C. The community’s care-free lifestyle helps members live longer, healthier and happier lives by offering an array of amenities including maintenance-free living, daily fine dining, weekly housekeeping, a personalized wellness program and continuing-care health services. Members can choose from a variety of floor plans including single-family cottage homes and condominium-style villas. Assisted-living, memory-care and skilled-nursing units are also available for those who need to make a transition from independent living. More information about The Lakes at Litchfield is located at http://www.Lakes-Litchfield.com.

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