COLUMBIA, S.C. and TAMPA, Fla., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As you get older and retire or move to a new community, you may not have as many opportunities to socialize as you had when you were younger. With research pointing to the health benefits of socialization, WellCare of South Carolina, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), will be the presenting sponsor of the city of Greenville Parks and Recreation's Senior Prom.
The annual event for adults ages 50 and older is one way the city brings Greenville seniors diverse and dynamic recreational opportunities. The prom will be held on Friday, May 20, from
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.
The night out will feature elegant attire and delicious food, and attendees can get their hearts racing with an evening of dancing, which has proven health benefits. Additionally, a report published in The New England Journal of Medicine found that dancing is associated with a lower risk of dementia.
"If you're not heading to an office or getting out each day, you may be missing the social interaction needed to support good physical and emotional health and cognitive function," said Dr. Robert London, senior medical director, WellCare of South Carolina. "WellCare is proud to partner with the city of Greenville to provide this opportunity for seniors to feel special, socialize and have a good time."
For more information on the prom presented by WellCare Health Plans, call 864-467-4326.
As of March 31, 2016, WellCare serves approximately 61,000 Medicaid members, 13,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members and 3,000 Medicare Advantage members in South Carolina.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 3.7 million members nationwide as of March 31, 2016. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.
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