Focus on The Palmetto State February 2016 on Sundays at 9:30 am In our first segment we speak with Jamie Guay, the Program Director for the Upstate chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Their mission is to provide and enhance care and support for all affected with this disease. They also hope to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health with their program called Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body. They also offer Early Stage Social Support Groups so those with early symptoms of dementia can be around other people just like them. Next up we meet the new Executive Director of Upstate Forever, Andrea Cooper. Their mission is to promote, protect and prosper. We live, work and play in the Upstate of South Carolina and want to protect our beautiful environment while supporting practical economic development because healthy air, clean water, sustainable communities, and green spaces benefit everyone in the Upstate. They try to accomplish their goals through their 3 initiatives of Clean Air & Water, Land Trust and Sustainable Communities. In our last segment we speak with Ashley Rhinehart of Renewable Water Resources aka ReWa. They are tasked with aligning the regional wastewater infrastructure with projected growth while promoting environmental stewardship. But even with those lofty goals, they offer many community education programs such as Pipe Patrol, Project RX, Septic Smarts and Yard Savvy. Their “Be Fresh Water Friendly” campaign demonstrates how small changes in our day-to-day actions positively impact local rivers, lakes and streams. Their work is extremely important for us to continue to have good, clean water in the Upstate.