The Village Foundation and Rolling Green Village to Host Lt. Governor Henry McMaster on April 9

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2030 Forecast to Be Mostly Gray: South Carolina’s Senior Population Projected to Double According to Census Bureau Projection. Rolling Green Village Foundation Repositions as Advocate for Senior Issues; Support Mission of Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging

Built in 1986 and celebrating 28 years of success, Rolling Green Village is Greenville’s first continuing care retirement community to provide independent living opportunities while offering residents

South Carolina is not yet equipped to meet the long-term health care needs of its senior population, which is projected to double by 2030 according to a Census Bureau projection.

WHAT: Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster, who oversees the South Carolina Office on Aging, will visit Rolling Green Village, Greenville’s first continuing care retirement community, on April 9.

WHY:     South Carolina is not yet equipped to meet the long-term health care needs of its senior population, which is projected to double by 2030 according to a Census Bureau projection. The Lt. Governor and members of the Rolling Green Village Foundation will talk about ways to address South Carolina’s growing need for senior services. The growing need is further demonstrated by:

  •     South Carolina’s senior population is growing at one of the fastest rates in the country, yet at this time, the state does not have the ability to double services for the senior population according to Tony Kester, former director at the SC Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging.
  •     Seniors use up to five times more health care services than people under 65 years of age, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.
  •     Key findings from the United Van Lines’ 38th Annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ migration patterns state-to-state during the course of the past year, found that South Carolina is No. 2 as the top moving destination of 2014, with 61% of moves to the state being inbound. The study found that the current migration patterns reflect longer-term trends of movement to the western and southern states, like South Carolina, especially those where housing costs are relatively lower and climates are more temperate, among other factors.

WHEN:    Thursday, April 9, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. (Tentative agenda on next page)

TENTATIVE AGENDA:

  •     3:30 p.m. | LT. GOV McMASTER & GUESTS ARRIVE at PORTICO
  •     3:40 p.m. | ALL PROCEED TO DINING ROOM & ARE SEATED
  •     3:45 p.m. | RGV EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BOB BENSON WELCOMES GUESTS
  •     3:40 p.m. | RGV FOUNDATION CHAIR CURTIS ASKEW REMARKS & INTRO OF LT. GOV
  •     3:55 p.m. | LT. GOVERNOR McMASTER PRESENTATION
  •     4:15 p.m. | TOURS of ROLLING GREEN VILLAGE & REFRESHMENTS

*** Section for media reserved upfront at event. A golf cart is available to provide rides to seniors from their car or to help carry equipment.

WHERE: Rolling Green Village, 1 Hoke Smith Blvd., Greenville, SC 29615

WHO:    The Greenville County delegation, County elected officials, mayors and special guests. RSVP is requested:

  •     Email: RuthWood(at)RollingGreenVillage(dot)com
  •     Call: (864) 987-4612

ABOUT:

Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging
The Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging works with a network of regional and local organizations to develop and manage programs and services to improve the quality of life of South Carolina's older citizens. For more information: http://aging.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Rolling Green Village Foundation
The Rolling Green Village Foundation originated as a means to support the quality of life needs of Rolling Green Village residents whose assets are depleted during their residency. More recently, the Foundation has embarked upon an ambitious repositioning effort aimed at advocating for the needs of Upstate seniors more broadly. Central to the repositioning effort, the Foundation seeks to support senior programs and services already in place by providing data resources so they can better deliver their services. A formal unveiling of the Foundation’s new direction is scheduled for the fall of 2015.

Rolling Green Village
Built in 1986 and celebrating 28 years of success, Rolling Green Village is Greenville’s first continuing care retirement community to provide independent living opportunities while offering residents a full range of healthcare options for future needs. Apartment residences and patio homes are available; in addition, residents have unlimited access to assisted living, memory support and nursing care. Rolling Green Village is dedicated to providing residents with enriching active lifestyle options today, as well as peace of mind for tomorrow. For more information: http://www.rollinggreenvillage.com

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