25 Years of Homes and Hope in the Lowcountry

Once upon a time in 1993, a passionate group of local volunteers felt called to take on the important task of helping their neighbors. That group eventually became the Dorchester Habitat for Humanity, and their mission still rings true in 2018 –“Putting God’s Love Into Action by Bringing People Together Building Homes and Hope.”

In-Home Care For Seniors: What Types of Services Are Available?

Searching for the best care options for an aging loved one might seem like a daunting decision, but it doesn’t have to be. According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to more than double to over 98 million by 2060. Thankfully, so has the wide range of in-home care options for taking care of seniors.

4 Ways to Get Ahead on Spring Cleaning This Year

Winter is almost over! Even those of us who appreciate winter for its better characteristics (like the excuse to eat comfort food or cozy up next to the fire) are secretly ready to get everything cleaned out and organized. Between Christmas, snow days and tax paperwork, the task can feel overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to!

5 Facts and Fictions About Dorchester Habitat for Humanity

We’ve all heard about the great work Habitat for Humanity does for communities around the world. But how much do you actually know about the organization?

For example, did you know that there’s a Habitat affiliate right here in Dorchester County? Since 1993, Dorchester Habitat for Humanity has been “Building Homes and Hope” with the help of an inspiring community of volunteers. Here are a few other facts and fictions you should know about our local Habitat for Humanity chapter.

Know Where to Drop Off Your Unused Prescription Drugs and Opiates

Open any medicine cabinet in this country and you’re likely to find one or two unused prescriptions. We’re given a drug for a tooth extraction, but need to use only one or two pills. Or we have minor surgery but use only half the medication.

What happens to all these leftovers? Some are flushed down the toilet. Others are thrown in the trash. Many continue to accumulate in the medicine cabinet.

5 Reasons to Attend Santee Cooper’s Celebrate The Season in 2017

It’s time to get festive again for the holidays, and Santee Cooper’s Celebrate the Season, presented by Berkeley Electric Cooperative, is the perfect occasion to do just that. Located in Moncks Corner and serving everyone in Berkeley County and beyond, this annual holiday festival goes on throughout the entire month of December and involves must-sees for the entire family.

Do You Have Glaucoma — and Not Know It?

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of preventable blindness in the world. More than four million Americans have glaucoma, but according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, only half of these individuals know they have the disease. Here’s what you need to know about glaucoma, its symptoms and treatment options. What causes glaucoma? Glaucoma occurs […]

How Can Physical Therapy Help with Balance?

Q:  What symptoms and risks are most commonly associated with “bad balance”? A:  Good balance is often taken for granted.  Most people don’t find it difficult to walk across a gravel driveway, transition from walking on a sidewalk to grass, or get out of bed in the middle of the night without stumbling.  However, with […]

How School Athletics Benefit Students

Sports may be a fun way for kids to get active, but athletic programs can also positively impact student development. “We’ve seen firsthand how athletics develop our students’ leadership and character capabilities,” says Eric Denton, headmaster at St. John’s Christian Academy, a private K3-12 school in Moncks Corner, S.C. “They also encourage good sportsmanship and […]

5 Ways Local Students Are Giving Back This Year

In addition to academics, students at St. John’s Christian Academy in Moncks Corner are engaged in several initiatives to give back both locally and across the globe. Community service is engrained into classroom and extracurricular activities at the school, says Dr. Eric Denton, headmaster at the school, which serves students grades K-12. Students can build […]