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Published on September 18, 2017

Tidelands Health launches new program for people 50 and older

Tidelands Health is launching a new, free program to help people 50 and older live stronger, happier, healthier lives.

“Better for Life” offers members a broad variety of benefits, including invitations to health screenings and programs and special discounts from Tidelands Health and select community partners. It is open to all residents of the region ages 50 and older, and membership is free.

People can sign up at

“There’s a common misconception that the choices we make when we’re Man and woman smiling younger put us on a health trajectory that can’t be changed as we age,” said Bruce Bailey, president and CEO of Tidelands Health. “But studies show that’s not true – the decisions we make as older adults can have a profound impact on our risk for heart disease, diabetes and other common conditions.

“Better for Life connects members with tools they can use to make positive choices for the future.”

Some of the benefits of Better for Life include:

  • Invitations to health screenings, programs and activities throughout the year
  • Exclusive access to a monthly e-newsletter and quarterly print magazine providing a broad variety of useful health news and information
  • Discounts at Tidelands Health hospital cafeterias and gift shops
  • 50 percent off enrollment at Tidelands HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness
  • One free cafeteria meal per day during a family member’s inpatient hospital stay
  • Discounted admission to:
    • Brookgreen Gardens
    • Myrtle Beach Pelicans
    • Coastal Carolina University football

A detailed list of benefits is available at

“Better for Life is about creating an interconnected community of people interested in living long, healthy lives,” Bailey said. “Whatever your background or health history, we welcome you to join the movement.” 


Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 70 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.