Fifty Upstate Partners with the City of Landrum to Create a New Senior Center

 

City of Landrum to Partner with Fifty Upstate for Center for Seniors

Landrum, S.C. (June 12, 2019) –  In May, the City of Landrum voted to partner with Fifty Upstate to provide an activity center for Landrum’s older residents.   Fifty Upstate, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote independence, healthy choices and active learning among Spartanburg County’s 50-plus residents, currently operates such centers in seven locations across Spartanburg County.

The result of years of planning and research by numerous community partners, Fifty Upstate is focused on retaining and attracting retirees into an integrated system of service, promoting involvement and designing programs that meet the changing needs of the area’s growing 50-plus population.

“Fifty Upstate is looking forward to expanding into the City of Landrum and is excited to work with their residents to create programming that will enhance the community’s quality of life,” shared Yvonne Harper, executive director of Fifty Upstate.

Landrum voted to move forward with a center that will be held in the renovated Landrum Depot, eventually relocating to a future Community Center.  In addition to the forthcoming Landrum location, Fifty Upstate oversees centers in Boiling Springs, Chesnee, Cowpens, Lyman/Middle Tyger, Pacolet, Spartanburg and Woodruff which operate from 8:30 am to 1 pm, with days varying by location.

“We are pleased to have an enthusiastic volunteer senior group assisting with the Landrum site, planning monthly activities, such as art, exercise, games, entertainment, field trips, and other programs specifically of interest to the residents of Landrum.  Volunteers ensure a successful, diverse center.” added Harper.

For more information on the Landrum center, or to volunteer, please contact Fifty Upstate, 864.560.6761 or the City of Landrum, 864.457.3000.

For more information on Fifty Upstate, please contact Yvonne Harper, 864.621.9738, yharper@fiftyupstate.org or www.fiftyupstate.org