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Hope Arbor of Loris
Assisted Living Community

We welcome you with intentionally designed living spaces, a fitness room, Rivertown Hall meeting space, Palmetto Place arts and crafts room and an on-site salon and barber shop. Plus, the area’s mild climate allows residents to take advantage of our landscaped courtyards, walking paths, and screened porches.

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  • Staff available 24 hours every day
  • Wireless call system and wandering resident protection system
  • Administration and management of medication


  • Three meals and snacks available, featuring a variety of fresh and seasonal selections as well as local favorites.
  • Care services including bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Daily light housekeeping and weekly full cleaning
  • Weekly laundering services
  • Two luxurious handicap accessible spa tubs
  • Individual climate-controlled apartments
  • Cable included


  • Multiple fitness opportunities to enhance strength, balance & flexibility
  • Opportunities to interact and socialize, including sharing life stories, which encourage residents to make friends and have fun
  • Programs that stimulate memory and meaningful experiences
  • Transportation to doctor’s appointments, events and outings.
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Visitors driving to the northern end of Myrtle Beach area may pass through the small inland town of Loris.  Loris began as a railroad town serving the lumber industry in the late 1880s and became the first town in the state to have its own newspaper, high school, bank, telephone system and doctor.  A revitalized downtown offers shopping and dining, and the local farmers market is a feast of fresh produce and home baked goods.  Loris is also the birthplace of chicken bog, a traditional Southern delicacy and the community hosts the annual Loris Bog-Off Festival each year in celebrations of the dish drawing thousands to the area.

While you’ll fall in love with the premiere location, you’ll quickly learn that the greatest asset at Hope Arbor of Loris is its team of dedicated and passionate staff members.  The Hope Arbor goal is to ensure that all valued residents enjoy an engaging, enriching lifestyle every single day.


Community Outreach Director

Business Office Manager


Food Service Director

Activity Director

Maintenance Director

Hope Arbor residents can choose from a variety of studio, one-, and two- bedroom apartments. While most residents provide their own furniture so that their apartment feels more like their home, Hope Arbor can provide assistance with obtaining furniture if required.

Assisted living apartments include a private bathroom with an easy-access shower with a built in shower chair and a hand held shower head. All bathrooms have grab bars.

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning are controlled individually in each apartment. Blinds are provided for windows. Basic cable TV is provided in each apartment and in each room of one bedroom and two bedroom units.

Apartments feature lever handles for easy use on doors and faucets. Emergency assistance pull cords are provided in each bathroom and each resident is issued a wireless nurse call pendant that can alert staff if a resident needs assistance anywhere in the building.

Daily trash pick-up and weekly laundry and housekeeping is included in monthly rent. More frequent services are provided as needed.

Two laundry rooms are available if residents or families prefer to launder their own clothes.


Live Oak Living Room
Elegantly appointed Living Room is the perfect host for visits with family and friends.

The Cove Library
Enjoy reading, quiet time, or even a game of bridge.

River Town Hall
A regular gathering place for community events, bible studies, watching movies and TV shows, and Resident Council meetings.

Wheatgrass Place
A flurry of activity is offered here with oversize Chess, Bingo and puzzles. Enjoy messy arts and crafts projects and lots of socialization with neighbors and friends.

Two luxurious spa tubs that are handicapped accessible with all the jets you will need to relax aching muscles and joints

Fitness Room
Keep moving in the right direction with our wellness programs and exercise classes. We also have visiting physical, occupational and speech therapists that provide rehabilitation services, if needed, right inside your new home.

Nurse Stations on each hall
The hub of resident care is staffed by trained Medication Technician who provides routine health assessments and medication management services.

What do I bring?

The easiest answer is everything you would bring to furnish a regular apartment you were moving into but here is a checklist to help you remember.

Furniture and Household Items

  • Twin or full size bed (depending on the size of the room you choose)
  • Mattress and box springs and a mattress pad
  • Two sets of sheets
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Bedspread or comforter and additional blanket
  • Nightstand with lamp or small tables with drawers (for storage)
  • Chest of drawers
  • Comfortable chair
  • Trash can
  • Laundry basket, hamper or bag
  • Bath towels, hand towels and washcloths
  • Soap, shampoo, conditioner, makeup, hairbrush and hair dryer and other bathroom Toiletries
  • Bathroom organizer for under the sink

Clothes and Personal Items

  • Clothes (winnowed to fit closet space; include pajamas, robe, bathing suit if applicable, sweaters for air conditioning, nice outfits for socializing; two weeks’ worth of underwear and socks so there’s a clean set available while the other is in the laundry)
  • Shoes, nonskid slippers (minimal pairs needed)
  • Basic toiletries
  • Medications
  • Small file or other storage for medical, legal, financial paperwork
  • Photographs to display or look at in books (digitize everything else to store)
  • Special heirloom or memento to give a sense of home
  • Small safe (but don’t bring jewelry, etc., that’s not regularly used


  • Pictures of family, paintings or other favorite collectables.
  • Curtains (Blinds are provided)
  • Lamps and lightbulbs
  • Mirror
  • Books and magazines
  • Computer or tablet
  • TV, Stereo, CD player, or alarm clock with radio
  • Your favorite cup or mug for coffee or tea

What NOT to Pack for a Move to Assisted Living

As you’re preparing to move your loved one into assisted living, there are a number of items that you might be tempted to bring – but that are better left at home.

Think twice before packing:

  • Lots of knickknacks or collectibles (surface space will be limited
  • Throw rugs or area rugs (they’re a tripping hazard)
  • Chairs on wheels
  • Seldom-worn jewelry
  • Multiples of most things (e.g., mugs, appliances, bathrobes, coats, handbags)
  • Large-scale furniture
  • Boxes of stored items (bring only what’s used regularly)


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