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These residents took part in the parade held on the Fourth of July at Clemson Downs Retirement Community.
These residents took part in the parade held on the Fourth of July at Clemson Downs Retirement Community.
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CLEMSON — Residents at Clemson Downs Retirement Community invited friends, neighbors and nearby residents to join them in putting their love of country and active living on full display during the 15th annual Fourth of July parade at the Clemson campus.


Residents joined in a car-led procession behind Grand Marshal and executive director Dr. John LeHeup and his wife to celebrate Independence Day.


Music filled the air this year by a group of musicians who led the parade depicting the drum and fife corps of the American Revolution. Also making an appearance were patriotically adorned military equipment, fire trucks, EMS and police cars.


This parade is an example of the many programs at Clemson Downs that cater to each resident’s desire for fun, fitness and engaging activities.


Such programs are a mainstay at Clemson Downs as part of a one-of-a-kind continuum of senior living and care that includes independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and beginning in March 2015, a “purpose-built” memory care center specially designed for the needs of those suffering from dementia – or Alzheimer’s.


“Clemson Downs is a community that reflects the vibrancy of our residents,” said LeHeup. “Our residents love the Fourth of July parade because it’s great fun. I love it because it’s a great example of our way of life here that prioritizes activity and camaraderie.”


Call 864-654-1155 for more information about the residences and programs offered at Clemson Downs.


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