South Carolina Non-profit Unveils FIRST Senior SmartHOME in South Carolina

Ribbon cutting photo: (L to R) Dr. Shaun Owens, USC Professor and Director of South Carolina’s SmartHOME Center for Economic Excellence; Kevin Wimberly, SC UpLift Founder/CEO; Jocelyn Jennings, Richland County Community Development; and, Amelia Bischoff, Palmetto Health

Legacy Home for Older Adults

Today, SC UpLift Community Outreach unveiled the SC UpLift’s Legacy Home Renovation Project for Older Adults.

This marks a historic collaborative effort between SC Uplift Community Outreach, Richland County Community Development, the University of South Carolina’s SmartHOME Center for Economic Excellence, and Palmetto Health.

SC UpLift Legacy Home for Older Adults is a universal designed 2 bedroom/1 bath home designated as an affordable senior rental property. The home features multiple technological features that enable an older adult to age in place including energy efficiency appliances, slip resistant flooring to prevent fall-related injuries, telehealth, security system. In addition, the home is wired to incorporate future technologies as they become available.

The property will be rented to a senior age 62 or older whose income is 60% or below AMI. Renovations began mid-June and the property is available for occupancy. Rental applications are currently being accepted. For more information or to schedule a tour please contact Superior Management | (803) 331-5198 | kevinwimberly@scuplift.org.

This is a historic collaborative effort between SC Uplift Community Outreach, Richland County Community Development, the University of South Carolina’s SmartHOME Center for Economic Excellence, and Palmetto Health.