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South Carolina Senior Week Celebrates Older Citizens

285_2834414Who ever said that age has its privileges was right especially if you live in South Carolina. Starting January 8, 2015, the state of South Carolina will officially host Senior Week.  So, if you’re 55 and older, during South Carolina Senior Week, expect to be able to enjoy a host of discounts at restaurants, attractions and even hotels across the state.

The brainchild of South Carolina Lt. Governor Yancy McGill, South Carolina Seniors Week will start January 8 and end on January 18. The week will also focus on seniors’ health, socialization and well-being.

The idea is to help seniors who live here and boost tourism by attracting more seniors to visit the state.

“We have 950,000 seniors out of our 4 and a half million population … 950,000,” according to Lt. Gov. McGill.

State and local officials hope seniors across SC will travel to new parts of the state during the week to enjoy what different communities have to offer, even if your wallet is normally tight. “A lot of these ladies and gentlemen are on fixed incomes,” Lt. Gov. McGill said. “But with these discounts it will make a big difference with them because maybe four or five ladies will travel together, or couples will travel together.”

Consequently, the idea gives seniors the best reason to take an in-state vacation which would create a win-win situation for them and local businesses during the off-season.

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Born in 1961, David is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

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