By W. Thomas Smith Jr.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott helped launch the Life Engagements Town Hall series at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community in West Columbia, Wednesday, May 3.
“The Sheriff did a fantastic job of sharing safety tips with seniors,” said Eli Wishart, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces colonel, former two-star commander of the S.C. State Guard, and a resident of Still Hopes. “He spoke in a way that was fun and entertaining, and he engaged everyone in attendance.”
According to Wishart, the audience numbered between 100 and 150 attendees. Lott spoke for about one-half hour, and his remarks were followed by a Q&A session.
“Senior citizens are the heart of our community,” said Lott. “They are one of our most precious resources, and we have a responsibility to embrace them as such: serving, providing for, and protecting them in every way possible.”
– Sheriff Lott greets a resident of Still Hopes (photograph by Nick Richter, RCSD)