Worry-free Living is More Affordable Than Ever at Franke at Seaside

Interior photo at Franke at Seaside

With more than a century of service in the Charleston area, South Carolinians know Franke at Seaside – a gorgeous retirement community set among sparkling lagoons surrounded by live oaks draped in Spanish moss. It seems like more of a resort than a retirement community. However, with the stellar reputation the community has earned over … Read more

Evergreen House is Uniquely Designed for Dementia Patients

Evergreen House

For individuals with a diagnosis of dementia, the Village at Summerville has created a small neighborhood specifically designed to offer support while encouraging them to maintain their independence. “Evergreen House was the first one of its kind in the United States,” said Ashley Edwards, residential sales counselor at The Village at Summerville. Evergreen House is … Read more

Thoughtful Touches for a Short-Term Rehab Center

Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community in James Island, SC

The Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community is a renowned continuing care community offering exceptional apartment and cottage living, assisted living, skilled care and memory support. Recently, Bishop Gadsden added a short-term rehab center, the Christie Rehab Center, to its portfolio of facilities. “Located within the Gadsden Glen Center for Health and Rehab, the Christie Rehab … Read more

Hearing Problems Can Become Memory Problems

A mature couple dancing at home. Photo courtesy of Holy City Hearing.

Difficulty hearing can contribute to memory problems because much of the brain is spent deciphering and processing sound. During a spoken exchange, “the frontal lobe is working in overdrive to figure out what might have been said, using context and lip reading,” said hearing specialist and Holy City Hearing co-owner Derrick Woods. “It’s occupied with … Read more

Gilston Insurance: 60 Years and Counting

Illustration showing that insurance helps pay for health expenses that pile up.

When David M. Gilston began selling insurance in Charleston in 1962, he had no official name, no clients, no office and no standard hours – and he made calls door-to-door any time day or night. He did, however, have an idea to build his efforts into a name people would trust. That idea soon became … Read more