Our Initiatives

Transportation Initiatives

Did you know that access to transportation is directly related to your health? Our access to care team has been working to address the transportation needs in Kershaw County. An emergency bus route has been approved for a 2-year pilot route. The current proposed route has 29 bus stops that run from Elgin through Lugoff and Camden. The purpose of this route is to connect people to medical resources and social services during this pandemic. LWK staff has been meeting with Santee Wateree Regional Transit Authority to discuss community engagement. To help with engagement, our team has been developing videos to explain the emergency route. We’re also trying to learn more about the need for public transportation in Kershaw County by getting insight on experiences from residents. If you or someone you know is interested in joining this conversation please email Latrice Simmons at lsimmons@cmcofkc.org

Wellness Initiatives

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Local Churches

Would your church like to be a part of the conversation around health/wellness post COVID-19?

The Faith, Activity, and Nutrition (FAN) program was developed with churches in South Carolina to help reduce the risk for chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes by helping members to become more physically active and to eat a better diet. Health is holistic, meaning health in its fullness includes spiritual, emotional, mental, social, and physical well-being. Improving physical health can help your church members become stronger in all parts of their lives including spiritually which creates a more active church life and a healthier church environment! I know that it can be challenging to jumpstart the FAN program in y our church and there have been recent obstacles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moving forward will be a challenge, but take your first steps with us and we can help navigate where your church can start. If you have any questions about the FAN program, need assistance or additional resources please contact me by phone at (803) 669-0165 or email at lsimmons@cmcofkc.org. I look forward to meeting you all in person one day soon, until then I will be making regular phone calls to check-in and offer any guidance and resources that LiveWell has available for you.

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Local Businesses

In partnership with the South Carolina Hospital Association, LWK is implementing their Working Well program for Kershaw County employees. Kershaw County is completing an organizational assessment to drive next steps on creating a healthier workplace culture. We also have free work wellness resources for all businesses that includes infographics on healthy eating, exercise and mindfulness and a social media kit that includes wellness tips to be posted on social media sites. Feel free to share!

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Local Schools- 5210

Livewell Kershaw Coalition in partnership with the Kershaw County School District promoted the 5-2-1-0 challenge for the month of February 2020. Both students and community members were encouraged to track their #5210HC healthy behaviors all month long. Eating at least 5 fruits and vegetables a day, limiting screen time, adding at least 1 hour of daily physical activity per day, and consuming 0 sweetened beverages can make you healthier. To learn more about 5210 Healthy Children, visit 5210.psu.edu! #KCSD5210

https://www.kcsdschools.net/5210

Fitness Circuits

The LiveWell Kershaw Coalition has made pop-up fitness circuits available to the Kershaw County community is several different parks and locations! Signage marks where the circuit begins and what exercises you can do. If you cannot do one of the moves, no problem! Do whatever movement feels most comfortable to you. Check out the videos below to learn more. Fitness Circuits are located in:

  • Kirkwood Park
  • Kendall Park
  • KC West Complex
  • Potter Park
  • Downtown Camden
  • Boykin Park

Wellness Video Series

Our wellness video series are short, yet informative wellness videos created to promote the six aspects of wellness. We’ve got everything from why smoothies are a great way to start your day to how to meditate. Interested in submitting a video? Email Kathryn for instructions on how to do so.

Volunteer Opportunity

We're looking for all types of speakers for this series. If you have a topic you'd like to present, awesome! We also have resources and outlines of wellness topics to provide to you if you need guidance. 

Share LiveWell on Social Media

Please feel free to share any of our Social Media Shareables below on your own social media to promote good health and wellness.

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Healthy & Hydrated

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 Helping Residents Find Care & Support in Kershaw County

Use our database to find a doctor, support group and more.

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