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Horry and Spartanburg Shred Events in May

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Spring cleaning and time to safely dispose of your personal documents in a secure environment. Each event is free and open to the public. AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is your source for information on how to protect your identity, read about potential scams, and forum to ask your questions. State of South Carolina credit monitoring program from CSID. How to freeze your credit in South Carolina for FREE and other resources from South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs. Conway/Myrtle Beach …

Optional Electronic Monitoring Bill Discussed

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Adults who reside in nursing facilities are usually in very poor health; they are often unable to care for themselves and to protect themselves from harm. Family members or caretakers sometimes suspect mistreatment when they begin noticing unexplainable bruises or missing personal items. To address these concerns, AARP South Carolina supports the use of video technology for the purpose of surveillance, documentation of care, and virtual visitation. “This technology should be allowed only when protections are in place to ensure …

AARP South Carolina Supports Good Government and Ethics Reform

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

When you mention the word Ethics in South Carolina you can get many different definitions of this word. This year the General Assembly has been fixated on this issue attempting to come up with a solution to improve the state’s ethics laws and how they are enforced. The best solution came from Senator Larry Martin of Pickens County with S. 1. This bill has been debated and heard for many months. The key provision of this bill is that it …

Senator Thomas Alexander named Capitol Caregiver

Posted on 03/19/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

A South Carolina Senator was honored by AARP recently for his work to support South Carolina family caregivers in 2014. AARP SC State Director Teresa Arnold made the surprise announcement to Senator Thomas Alexander (R-Oconee) during the organization’s legislative breakfast. Senator Alexander is a part of a bipartisan group of 46 state legislators and three governors from 19 states who were recognized. These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for older Americans …

Baseball is Back at the Beach

Posted on 03/16/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Join AARP South Carolina and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans during nine games of Caregiving Bingo! You’ll play it just like the traditional game but with a baseball twist. Scoring is based on one of 24 events listed on the front of the card such as a double hit, stolen base, or strikeout! There will be plenty of prizes and giveaways for the winners. If you are a caregiver or know someone who is, there will an information table inside the …

Ethics Reform: Good Government for South Carolina

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

It is urgent and important that you contact your Senator now to save ethics reform in South Carolina! Tell your Senator that: • You are his/her constituent; and that • real ethics reform with independent investigation of everyone including legislators is very important to you, and that • the Senate support truly independent investigation of ethics complaints. • Urge the Senate to reconsider S1 and forward it to the House with real independent investigation. Please call 1-844-250-5544 and urge your …