Born to Care: Anita Williams

By Leslie Moore

Born to Care: Anita Williams

Anita Williams, Morningside of Georgetown Five Star Senior Living

Tell us a little about yourself.

I grew up in Georgetown – my dad bought a radio station here when I was in the 5th grade, and we moved here from York, South Carolina. After I graduated from Winyah High School, I went to Lander University for my degree in Social Work and became a licensed social worker. After working in Columbia in a nursing home for a short time, I moved back home in 1991 to work in a local nursing facility. In 1998, I was hired as Executive Director of Morningside, and all we had was a foundation! They set up an office in my house, and I would visit the construction site every day – I know a lot about this facility as I’ve seen it from the ground up! I love this job. I can honestly say I get up every morning excited about coming to work. Sometimes it really doesn’t even feel like work, it’s just something I was born to do.

I have two wonderful children. My daughter, Hunter, is 20 and a junior at Francis Marion University, and my son, Carter, Jr., is a sophomore at Clemson. Their dad and I are divorced, but I remarried in 2014 – my husband Butch and I live in Wedgefield Plantation in Georgetown. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family. I do walk every morning and swim during the summer.

What is the last concert you attended? Tell us a little about it.

It was in 2008 – my friends and I saw Kenny Chesney in Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia. I still love Kenny Chesney. It was the concert where he hurt his foot in an elevator during the show. Everyone around me was concerned when it happened, but I didn’t even notice! I saw him limping, but thought it was just some crazy dance. He didn’t even stop the show, but I think he went to the hospital afterwards. I would love to see Darius Rucker in concert – he’s another one of my favorites.

What is your favorite “feel good” music? When your guests walk into your home for a dinner party, what kind of music is playing?

I listen to ‘80s music for fun, and everything else is country. It’s funny; I never listened to country music growing up. My dad’s radio station played Top 40, and we listened to it all the time.

Do you play an instrument? Did you take lessons growing up?

I played clarinet in Middle School, but I was not very good. The band teacher encouraged everyone to join the high school band – but not me! [laughing] I took piano lessons growing up as well, and today I can play five songs. And, they’re all Christmas Carols.

How can Morningside help our readers who need help with elder care?

At Morningside, we partner with families to meet the challenges of life as their loved ones age. We offer a variety of care levels for those that may need assistance with daily tasks, such as bathing, dressing, transferring and personal care.

In addition to providing the highest quality of health and wellness services, creating the comforts of home is very important to us, from three balanced meals a day, plus yummy snacks, to meaningful social events and activities to daily programming focusing on the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional and social areas of life. Residents may choose the layout of their suite, and add an array of special services. We welcome visitors anytime!

To learn more about Morningside of Georgetown Five Star Senior Living, contact Anita at 843-520-0319.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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