Lt. Governor Evette recognizes June as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Lt. Governor Evette recognizes June as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Originally posted on June 20, 2024 by ABC 15 news by Dejon Johnson

On Thursday, Lt. Governor Pamela Evette presented a proclamation recognizing June as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.

The presentation occurred at 11:30 a.m. at the Lt. Governor’s Office in the SC State House.

The presentation falls on the summer solstice, which the Alzheimer’s Association and supporters celebrate as The Longest Day, a day of fundraising and awareness. 

The gubernatorial proclamation urges people to discuss brain health and cognitive changes with loved ones and healthcare providers to access current treatments, and it honors caregivers, researchers and other stakeholders working to support those impacted by dementia.

The presentation will highlight work being done in South Carolina to address Alzheimer’s numbers, including advocacy efforts in support of an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) in South Carolina, which earned the national distinction of the 2024 State Policy Achievement Award from the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM).

Speakers at Thursday’s event include Lt. Governor Evette, Director of the Department on Aging, Connie Munn, and incoming Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, SC Chapter, Ashton Houghton.

Recovery Centers of America launches outpatient treatment programs

Recovery Centers of America launches outpatient treatment programs

Originally posted in the Greenville Journal on June 20, 2024 by Megan Fitzgerald

Recovery Centers of America now offers outpatient services out of its newly expanded treatment facility in Greenville. 

A ribbon cutting for the new 6,100-square-foot outpatient facility was held June 19. The facility is located at 47 Fisherman Lane.

“RCA plays a crucial role in healing those affected by substance use disorder in our community by providing essential support on their path to recovery,” said Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette during the ribbon cutting.

RCA at Greenville provides comprehensive addiction treatment services. Its new outpatient treatment services include two program options: 

  1. Partial hospitalization program – A program for people struggling with addiction but do not require hospitalization or inpatient treatment.
  2. Intensive outpatient program – A program for people wanting to work on recovery while maintaining a job, family and other commitments 

Through the partial hospitalization program, patients meet at the Greenville treatment facility five days a week for 6.5 hours each day. They receive group therapy, individual sessions, family therapy and medical interventions. 

The intensive outpatient program has the same structured routine as the other outpatient program but doesn’t require attendance in a full-day program. Patients meet three times a week, morning or evening, for three hours each day.

“Our dedicated team of talented medical professionals is committed to delivering personalized treatment and support to every individual we serve,” said Lisa Goodnough, CEO of RCA at Greenville. “Together, we are making a profound difference in the lives of those seeking recovery and healing.”

RCA opened its Greenville center in September 2023 to help patients recover from addiction. The facility’s second tower recently opened in April, adding 28 additional inpatient beds. 

For more information on RCA, visit recoverycentersofamerica.com/locations/greenville

Lt. Gov. visits Grand Strand to promote youth employment initiative

Lt. Gov. visits Grand Strand to promote youth employment initiative

Originally published by WMBF News on June 18, 2024, by Steven Schlink

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette stopped in Myrtle Beach Tuesday morning to raise awareness for her new initiative, “Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders.”

“We want to get small businesses the help they need and we want to give kids the experience they need to be successful throughout their whole lives,” said Evette.

On May 1, Evette launched her new initiative in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. She said the idea started during her time as a small business owner.

“You know, we turn out amazing kids from college, a lot of them you’d be surprised, have never held a job,” she said. “And so they have a great 4-year degree. Sometimes they have a master’s. But they’ve never had work at all. Practical.”

She said it’s that first job where you develop essential skills, like communication, time management, and taking responsibility.

She said businesses like Myrtle Waves instill qualities in young folks like Valerie Martin, who has been with the park for five years.

“I’ve worked in admissions and I’ve been a lifeguard so I’ve kind of done it all,” said Martin. “Definitely customer service is the biggest one. Learning how to talk to people, how to communicate, how to do things on your feet fast. And then definitely with lifeguarding, life-saving skills.”

Evette said the ultimate goal is for these skills to translate into any career path a young person chooses.

According to Martin, her time at Myrtle Waves will help her achieve her future ambitions.

“I want to do something in the medical field, so I’ll definitely use all of my lifeguarding skills when I’m working,” she said.

Evette said the other large part of the initiative is a user-friendly job board, making it easy for businesses to post open positions, and comprehensive for young people to find jobs.

You can find that job board and all of the resources this initiative offers here.

Entire CCMF crowd breaks out in “We Want Trump” chant led by Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette

Entire CCMF crowd breaks out in “We Want Trump” chant led by Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette

Originally posted by MyrtleBeachSC News, David Hucks, June 9, 2024

Last night at the Carolina Country Music Festival, a crowd of over 35,000 fans broke out in “We Want Trump” chants.

The chant was led by S.C. Lt. Governor Pam Evette.

“We Want Trump”

The chant had to cause some consternation from Myrtle Beach’s liberal Mayor Brenda Bethune. She financially and politically backed Nikki Haley in the S.C. primary.

CCMF is also sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. 

The chant surely caused issues there as well. MBACC has two DEI Board Members on the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Board. MBACC is a powerful political organization that largely promotes liberal RINOS like Carla Schuessler and Luke Rankin.

Rep. Carla Schuessler is a past MBACC Board Chairwoman. 

The “We Want Trump” chant was so loud it could be heard town-wide.