Westminster Towers expands programs
Westminster Towers recently expanded its services to the elderly with the new program HomeBridge Community Services.
HomeBridge offers in-home services for seniors, including meal preparation, transportation, errands, neighborhood walks, personal grooming, housekeeping and other companion services.
"Many enjoy the Westminster Towers lifestyle, but there are still seniors who reside in the community at large who also need a connection with a trusted support system to meet their needs at their current address, and HomeBridge can be that partner in living," said Judy Whitehair, director of HomeBridge.
Westminster Towers Retirement Community, open since 1989, offers assisted living, short-term Medicare therapy rehabilitation and skilled nursing placement at its 1330 India Hook Road location. For details, call 328-5000.
Anna Rotherham named sales manager
Provident Community Bank has appointed Anna Rotherham as the banking center sales manager for the Manchester Banking Center. Her responsibilities include the operational management of the office as well as assisting with development and growth of the bank in York County.
Rotherham is a 2004 graduate of Winthrop University. She lives in Rock Hill and volunteers for the Crisis Pregnancy Center, United Way and is a member of Filbert Presbyterian Church.
Chartered in 1934, Provident Community Bank has approximately $407 million in assets and 10 banking centers in Union, Laurens, Fairfield, York and Greenville counties. For more information, visit the bank's Web site at www.providentonline.com.
Carowinds job fair for lifeguards Friday
Carowinds will hold a job fair for lifeguard positions from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and again June 6 at the park's employment office on Catawba Trace Boulevard.
Carowinds offers free lifeguard certification on site and a $150 bonus for passing the initial training class. Lifeguard applicants can enter the park through the administration entrance at Catawba Trace Drive off of Carowinds Boulevard. Parking is available in the employee parking lots.
For more information or to apply for any of the positions Carowinds has available, call (803) 548-5300 or visit the park's Web site at www.carowinds.com. Carowinds is off Interstate 77 at Exit 90.
Durable goods show strength in many areas
WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket items besides autos and airplanes showed surprising strength in April, raising hopes that manufacturing can help the economy shake off the slumping housing market and credit crisis.
Overall, orders for durable goods dipped by 0.5 percent in April, reflecting steep declines in commercial aircraft and autos, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.
The decline was one-third of what experts expected.