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October 5, 2022

1650 Park Circle
Columbia, SC 29201
Media Notice: For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Stephanie Benjamin, Director of Programs and Marketing
Phone: 803-779-1971 x103
Release Date: Wednesday October 12, 2022
Lourie Center Hosts 2022 Fall Festival, A Health and Wellness Expo
The Lourie Center will host its annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 28, 2022 from 9 am -12 pm. This
health and wellness expo will offer a variety of organizations and businesses representing their
services to the senior community as well as music and dance performances. The 2022 theme is “A
Motown Morning" and the event will feature DJ Sherry Maw, Motown musician impersonators, a
modern dance performance, a classic car display from the Sandlapper Antique Auto Club, and many
door prizes. The health and wellness services that morning include resource information, flu shots
and Moderna bivalent COVID booster shots (courtesy of Hawthorne Pharmacy), and blood pressure
screenings. The first 150 seniors to arrive will receive a ticket for a free box lunch to takeaway
beginning at 11:30 am.
For the safety of the community, the festival will be set in a socially distant format, and the Lourie
Center Fall Festival will once again be an indoor experience. This is FREE event for seniors, their
grown children, senior groups, and the general public to attend. Carpooling is encouraged. The Fall
Festival is an annual fundraiser, with all proceeds from sponsors and the attending senior businesses
supporting Lourie Center programs.
Executive Director Sandra Owensby encourages us all to “Help Support the Lourie Center and local
businesses by joining us for the annual Fall Festival. It is a fun, educational event for all of us. As
always, the Fall Festival will be a spotlight on important resources and services available to seniors in
the community.”
Presenting Sponsors: BCBSSC-Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
Supporting Sponsors: JH & Associates, Wellmore of Lexington
Contributing Sponsors: Humana MarketPOINT, Right at Home Columbia, SC, AARP SC
More information and online registration available at

The Lourie Center provides opportunities for adults over 50 to remain physically fit,

Stephanie Benjamin
Stephanie Benjamin
(893) 779-1971 x103