Grand Strand Health and Wellness - January 2020


But We’re Glad She’s Here Now

While she was once a rolling stone, we’re happy that Laura Doolittle decided to settle down and gather moss in Myrtle Beach — if only so we at Grand Strand Health and Wellness could get to know her. She is originally from the big city of New York, but between living there and settling down in Myrtle Beach, she and her husband of 36 years, Brian, traveled extensively for his work. At one point, Laura moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, which still holds a special place in her heart. As someone who grew up in the sprawling city of New York, the relative quaintness of Fort Wayne was a welcome change of pace for her. Some of the closest friends she’s ever had, who became like family to her, were people she met in Fort Wayne. Laura and Brian used to be big motorcycle enthusiasts, and they frequently traveled around the country on their Honda Goldwing. Later on, they ditched the helmets and let the wind blow through their hair as they continued their travels in their convertible. Throughout their time on the road, however, they frequently vacationed in Myrtle Beach until seven years ago when they made our little oceanside hamlet their new home.

Laura loves it here at the beach, and she loves spending time with her four stepchildren and her nine wonderful grandchildren. We figure she must have perfected her ability to cook and bake by making treats for them because she cooks incredible meals and bakes a mean

chocolate chip cookie. She actually baked the cookies for Dr. Salami’s welcoming party, and she told us the secret

to her recipe is doubling the chocolate! Laura also loves to read, and she has a book in hand every time she visits the clinic.

Laura is caring, loving, and patient when she’s in the office. She praises our team every chance she gets and makes us all feel loved and appreciated when we talk to her. We’re grateful we get to help her change her life so she can keep enjoying everything it has to offer.

Stay Active During Your Golden Years


Whether you want to generate some extra income during your retirement or just keep yourself busy, getting a part-time job can be a great way to spend your golden years. But why settle for just any opportunity when you could stay mentally and physically active and give back to the community? If that sounds like your ideal way to spend retirement, here are a few options to consider. PASS ALONG YOUR KNOWLEDGE AS A TEACHER. Many community colleges and community centers offer part-time teaching opportunities for those who want to share their field of expertise with others. Many of these positions don’t require a teaching degree or certificate — just a wealth of knowledge from your years in the workforce. Alternatively, if you want to help younger students with their academics, you could also work as a tutor or a teacher’s assistant at a local school. SHARE YOUR PASSION FOR SPORTS AS A COACH. Coaching can be a satisfying way to spend your retirement and support younger athletes. However, there are a few things to keep in mind if you want to be a coach. You might need to pass a background check, and you’ll probably need to know first aid as well. While the pay

isn’t incredible, the time you’ll spend sharing your passion for sports with young people is more than worth it. GIVE BACK AS A PERSONAL CARE AIDE. If you’re looking for an opportunity to stay active and have a more direct impact on people’s lives, you can try being a personal care aide. Personal care aides help elderly and disabled people with everyday tasks, such as shopping, doing laundry, and bathing. Many people who require this assistance prefer older aides who can empathize with their struggles, so it’s a great job for recent retirees. Just because you’ve retired doesn’t mean you can no longer bring value to your community. With all the time you have on your hands, you could become one of your town’s most valuable assets.


Made with FlippingBook flipbook maker