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On Giving Tuesday, United Way’s Always United Celebrates the Season of Giving with Holiday Luncheon on “How to De-Stress Your Holidays with Laughter Therapy”

Columbia, S.C. (November 27, 2019)Always United members, United Way of the Midlands’ affinity group for retirees and those nearing retirement, are inviting you to join them for lunch and listen to DeeDee Northcutt of Home Instead Senior Care teach tips on how to “De-Stress Your Holidays with Laughter Therapy.”

Always United members will also be bringing gifts to the luncheon for 100 seniors who are part of Home Instead Senior Care’s Be a Santa for a Senior program.

“We’re very thankful for our Always United members and their dedication to supporting seniors in need,” said Sara Fawcett, United Way of the Midlands President and CEO. “There are many opportunities to provide for others this time of year, and these are folks who may fall through the cracks. It’s very encouraging to know Always United and Home Instead Senior Care are making sure every senior feels cared this holiday. This program’s impact furthers United Way’s mission to improve the quality of life for every person in the Midlands.”

Home Instead Senior Care partnered with Project HOPE, AHEPA Senior Apartments, Senior Resources, Open Door Christian Ministries and the SC Vulnerable Adult Guardian Ad Litem Program to identify the needs and wishes of seniors who are isolated and/or low income and who would not otherwise receive gifts for the holiday season.

“The Be a Santa to a Senior program is all about including seniors in the joy of the holiday season,” said DeeDee Northcutt, Marketing Manager of Home Instead Senior Care. “A simple gift shows them they are a loved and vital member of our community.”

Register for the luncheon at For more information about the program, visit or call 803-736-4242.


About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to fight for causes including childhood literacy, economic mobility and dental and eye care for those without resources. For more information, please visit

About Always United

Always United, an initiative of United Way of the Midlands, provides opportunities for individuals who are at or near retirement to continue their relationship with United Way and make the Midlands a better place to live. A wide range of volunteer, educational and social opportunities enable you to continue supporting United Way’s work in education, financial stability and health. To learn more about United Way’s Always United group, visit

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