The Upstate SC

VOL12ISS1 2016

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — UPSTATE SC | VOLUmE 12 — ISSUE 1 56 Looking for a great place to enjoy your Golden Years? Look no further than the Upstate region of South Carolina. With a prime location, countless entertainment and recreation options, and top-notch senior care facilities, this region is one of the most popular retirement destinations in the country. The Upstate's many fine retirement communities offer all the comforts of home, as well as comprehensive medical care and amenities that are sure to make your retirement years both fruitful and enjoyable. While at frst glance the Upstate region's appeal may be aligned with only its temperate climate, friendly residents, and convenient location to the beach and mountains, a closer look at the region reveals so much more. Senior newcomers will be pleasantly surprised at the abundance of activities available to them. "The Upstate ofers mild winters, beautiful summers, spring and autumn with lush, mature trees, and rolling hills," said Tom Flores, a recent Upstate retiree. "Within easy drives are the Blue Ridge Mountains and the South Carolina beaches. senior living Senior Living by serena stevens Upstate: truly a golden place for retirement The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport ofers international fights and is easily accessed. Also, there are many cultural activities that are enjoyed year round. The options are endless." Remember thinking about going back to school to obtain that degree someday? Myriad continuing educational opportunities exist for those who want to work toward a degree or take classes for continued learning. Seniors may attend any of the Upstate's many colleges and universities, including Clemson University, Anderson University, Bob Jones University, and Furman University—their doors swing open to students of all ages. The region's many community colleges, including the massive Greenville Technical College, also ofer continuing education classes that may be of interest to you. According to the Retirement Living Information Center, "in the last few years colleges and universities have become increasingly involved in the development of retirement communities on or near their campuses. Also, retirement communities have developed relationships with educational institutions that allow residents to take advantage of a stimulating environment for life-long learning, and enjoy campus cultural, entertainment and sporting activities."

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