Mending Hearts in Fountain Inn

Monday, May 01, 2017 | Agape Staff

The Mending Hearts monthly group meeting, here, at the Fountain Inn Activities Center, is approaching its one year anniversary and is making a difference in the lives of our community seniors.

The mission statement of the Fountain Inn Recreation Department, which oversees the Senior Adult program is, “Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs” and that is What Ms. Janice Alford is doing as she facilitates Mending Hearts, here. Mending Hearts perfectly falls in alignment with the vision of our senior adult program, which is, “To serve as a resource of encouragement for healthy aging to community adults 55+ through fitness and nutrition, instruction, social connection and interaction and focus on individual special interests and needs.” 

It is important to the Parks and Recreation leadership to serve Fountain Inn, whether it is through the youth sports programs or through our senior adult programming, to bring in those persons that can help individuals and families in our community meet personal needs and goals.   

As the April Mending Hearts meeting came to a close and folks were leaving, many stopped by our office to say “Thank You” for having this special time.  There was laughter and smiles, spirits lifted and countenance lifted.  Ms. Alford has made a positive, genuine connection with this group, bringing encouragement and hope.  So, an extended “Thank You” goes to Ms. Alford for her care and Investment into this community. 

Beth Anne Zivitski

City of Fountain Inn Parks and Recreation

Our hospital is a tertiary care facility that is right off interstate. We get patients from across the country and around the world. This has been my most difficult placement. Assisting a patient back to Pakistan was easier than South Carolina. Your team will remain in my contact list. I only wish I had found them sooner. 


Misty Otey, RN, Case Manager