Nominate a senior for Valentine’s Day

EASLEY — Do you know a senior in the Easley/Pickens area who will be home alone this Valentine’s Day?

You are invited to nominate him or her to receive a free Valentine’s dinner at home with gifts and companionship. The contest is the brainchild of Countryside Village & Park, a local senior living community. One local senior will be chosen as the recipient from among those nominated by the public.

“At the time of year that we celebrate love, it’s important to extend caring and friendship to the senior generation,” said Heather Hess, executive director of Countryside Village & Park. “We know that many will spend Valentine’s Day on their own. For those who have lost spouses, it can be a sad occasion that contributes to feelings of loneliness. Family and friends may live far away, and perhaps physical challenges limit their ability to get out into the greater community.

“We hope to brighten the day for one of these seniors through festivities and friendship.”

Bringing Valentine’s Day festivities to a local senior is part of the philosophy of Countryside Village & Park’s assurance that seniors are living “safely somewhere.”

“What that means is we believe it is crucial for seniors to live in environments that enhance their well-being, whether they reside with us or somewhere else,” Hess said.

To suggest a senior, please provide his or her name and contact information, your contact information and a brief explanation of why you are nominating this person.

Submissions are due to the community by Thursday, Feb. 7. Please email them to or mail them to 706 Pelzer Highway, Easley, SC 29642 by that date.