Green Sea Floyds Senior Center

Located in western Horry County, the Green Sea Floyd’s Senior Center welcomes seniors to fellowship, play games, go on field trips , and enjoy the facility — which has a workout room, games, and music.

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Open from 8:30-1:30, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, the center is located off Route 9 between Loris and Nichols. Next door is the Green Sea Floyd’s Library, which has Internet access and a good children’s book selection.

For more information about the center, call the director, Ms. Lorene Wright, at the office number, 843-392-0967.

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Membership fee to join the senior group, sponsored by the Council on Aging, is $20.

The Council on Aging provides the following services: home delivered meals, transportation services, nutrition education, home maker services, and several other services for seniors.

The center also provides guest speakers.

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South Carolina Flooding Wetlands

It’s time for the state to abandon projects such as Interstate 73 after seeing all the damage from the recent hurricane: there’s been a lot of trees that fell and a lot of flooding.

What makes the state believe that flooding of urban areas is not being caused by the filling of wetlands, heightened new roads, and putting more concrete pilings in drainage basin areas?

Before building any more roads, an environmental impact study should include what hindrances there will be to water drainage — when all those waterways are filled with dirt, concrete piers, and steel rebar.

Water from higher ground has to go somewhere and eventually make its way to the Atlantic Ocean or be absorbed. Otherwise it will back up like it did all the way over Route 9 and several other major thoroughfares.

And thinking about the Atlantic Ocean; now there’s been some statement about the ocean rising. Has someone gone out in the middle and measured the depth from top to bottom?

Anyone considered that all the concrete slabs on the perimeter lands are pressuring the ocean to rise? Like throwing boulders on wet sand.
Well, sure the water rises from displacement.

And the chemicals the military continue to spray aren’t helping matters (before and during the storm) because the spray not only fuels the storm’s tenacity but blocks the sun’s rays from drying up the water on the ground — stifling crop and forestry production to absorb water — and makes everyone sick.

Something needs to change, and if the state Department of Health isn’t going to help by protesting air pollution, seismic testing, I-73, and unneeded road construction, then we need a local environmental protection group to form and mandate impact studies before anymore damage to the land, sea, air, and local waterways occurs. This doesn’t even mention the light, electrical, and emf pollution traveling the land. It’s no wonder the turtles and fish find somewhere else to lay eggs and feed – the Strand looks like a meteor shower parked on the beach to ward off predators.

Citizens, wildlife, and even the land are suffering.

 

©Klee2017

Patient Book Needs at the Hospital

McLeod Seacoast Hospital
McLeod Seacoast Hospital

I stopped by the local Sea Coast hospital in Little River last week to drop off a few inspirational books at the volunteer desk for the patients.

Was I surprised to find out that patients weren’t allowed to have reading material distributed by hospital volunteers: there was no book cart available.

The response I got was, “Well, someone might bring bad reading material.”

“But books and magazines can help a person get well by giving them something to do while recovering from sickness,” I responded.

“Well, I’ll leave them here and see if the administrator can do something with your books.”

“Maybe they can be put in the chapel. After all, Devotions A-Z is a divine book.”

I don’t know if my books made it to the chapel, but something is obviously wrong when a hospital doesn’t have positive reading material for its patients.

American Family Hospital has created an in-patient library for kids 18 and under;

Hopefully, Seacoast Hospital at Little River will re-examine their policy about reading material in the rooms and allow positive literature to be available at the patient’s request.

 

©Klee2017