South Charlotte

They ensure seniors feel right, at home

Senior Helpers is a business that provides personal and companion care to those who simply need assistance or want to maintain their independence in their homes. The good news is that it is housed right here in Indian Land.

The business is locally owned and operated by Seth Zamek. His wife, Jennie, informs me that Senior Helpers focuses on independent living in the home, quality of life, peace of mind for family, continuity of caregivers and dependability of service. The caregivers provided are employees of Senior Helpers, not subcontractors. She adds that they are screened, bonded, insured and licensed as well.

In addition to being an emergency medical technician, Seth has master's degrees in business and health care administration. “After 20 successful years in the health care industry as a hospital, medical practice and home health administrator, Seth decided the time was right to go into business for himself,” says Jennie.

The Zameks had personally experienced the need for professional, compassionate caregivers. First, Jennie's dad was stricken with ALS and needed care even after being moved to a nursing home. Later, her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and the family cared for her at home following her release from the hospital.

Senior Helpers serves folks living in Lancaster and York counties, as well as the surrounding area in South Carolina. Senior Helpers provide many services including assistance with meal preparation and clean-up, light housekeeping, medication reminders, dementia care, bathing assistance, help on errands, and escorts to appointments.

A complimentary in-home assessment interview is part of the service.

Contact Seth Zamek at 803-548-6766 or e-mail The Web site is

Toys for Tots

On Aug, 27, the Lancaster County Marine Corps League presented the Sun City Carolina Lakes community with the Commander's Award for “outstanding achievement in support of the 2007 Toys for Tots program.”

The Marines are gearing up for this year's campaign in Lancaster County. Look for their collection boxes throughout the community.

Last Christmas, my husband, Jim, and I accompanied retired Marines to Springs Memorial for a toy delivery. It was a Christmas we will never forget.