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Bethea Baptist Retirement Community cuts ribbon for Aquatic Center

on Tuesday, 19 May 2015. Posted in Good life

DARLINGTON – Both Florence and Darlington Chambers held ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new Aquatic Center at the Bethea Baptist Retirement Community on Wednesday, May 13. The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m and the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. “We’re excited to open this new aquatic center not only to the residents of Bethea, it is also available to seniors over the age of 55 from the surrounding community,” said executive director Ben Spurling.

The center offers inpatient and outpatient aquatic therapy and water aerobic classes. For more details, you may contact Shane Bailey at 843-395-4402. Bethea will be hosting three grand opening events for their new Aquatic Center. The public is invited. A cookout and tour will be held on Thursday, May 28, at 6 p.m. The first 50 to sign up will receive a free beach bag. Come meet Brandon Boone, the new wellness coordinator. On Wednesday, June 3, there will be a Benefits of Aquatic Therapy Seminar at 10:30 a.m.

On Wednesday, June 10, there will be a Pool Safety Seminar at 10:30 a.m. Both seminars will be led by Becky Docherty with Functional Pathways. Please RSVP to Shane Bailey for any or all three events by Thursday, May 21, at 843-395-4402 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via email. The center was built with funds raised by residents, staff, and friends of Bethea, noted Spurling, adding that their support has allowed the community center to remain debt free.

Spurling announced that Bethea is embarking on a new improvement project which will include removing outdated ceramic tile from the hallways and corridors and opening 24 new apartments. Bethea Baptist Retirement Community is a ministry of The South Carolina Baptist Ministries of Aging. SCBMA is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt non-profit Christian organization that provides professional services for seniors with compassionate care in the name of Jesus Christ. For more information about the ministries of SCBMA, please contact Annie Eveleigh, Director of Advancement, 803-227-6058 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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