AARP SC Intervenes to Support ORS Petition

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-17T18:54:19+00:00">October 17, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-17T18:54:54+00:00">October 17, 2017</time> by AARP South Carolina

AARP South Carolina Files with SCPSC to Intervene in Petition Filed by ORS ‘Ensure that rate relief is prudent, fair, just and reasonable’ Today, AARP South Carolina filed the necessary paperwork with the South Carolina Public Service Commission to intervene in support of the petition filed by the Office of Regulatory Staff. AARP South Carolina firmly believes that it is imperative that SCE&G be required to “immediately suspend all revised rates collections from customers.” For more than five years, AARP …

AARP South Carolina Testimony – House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-26T01:30:00+00:00">September 26, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-26T09:21:17+00:00">September 26, 2017</time> by AARP South Carolina

AARP South Carolina Testimony House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee September 26, 2017 Coretta D. Bedsole, Associate State Director – Advocacy Chairman McCoy, Vice Chairman Ott and members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to present comments on behalf of the 617,000 AARP SC members in our state. We appreciate the many steps this committee has taken to address this matter. As you continue your deliberations I respectfully request that you pay careful attention to how SCE&G’s behavior and …

Free Diabetes Self-Management Education Classes in SC

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-06-20T15:38:06+00:00">June 20, 2017</time> by AARP South Carolina

(This is the fourth in a series of articles about Free Diabetes Self-Management Education classes in SC) Research indicates that sugary drinks are linked to the development of type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends people avoid sugar-sweetened beverages in order to help prevent diabetes. Why? Sugar-sweetened beverages include regular soda, fruit punch, fruit drinks, energy drinks and sports drinks. They are digested quickly and absorbed rapidly into the blood stream. Four ounces of these beverages can raise …

Myrtle Beach: More than a tourist destination

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-06-15T13:19:07+00:00">June 15, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-06-15T13:20:12+00:00">June 15, 2017</time> by AARP South Carolina

  One of the challenges Myrtle Beach faces as a tourist destination that swells from a permanent population of 30,000 to over 450,000 during the summer months is the need to accommodate multi-modal users. The City of Myrtle Beach has been busy at work for the past four years addressing pedestrian and bicycling issues in the city. In 2013 the Planning Commission appointed a Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee to begin creating objectives to be included in a bicycle and pedestrian …

Planned CD5 Candidate Forum Cancelled

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-06-08T11:31:18+00:00">June 8, 2017</time> by AARP South Carolina

Today, AARP South Carolina cancelled its previously announced 5th congressional district candidate forum set for Monday, June 12, 2017 at Winthrop University. The live event was to be broadcast live on WRHI radio. Unfortunately, AARP was informed by Ralph Norman’s campaign that he was unable to make the event. According to AARP’s previously-established qualification criteria, only one remaining candidate, Archie Parnell, was eligible for participation. Rather than host a single-candidate forum in contravention of its non-partisan approach to voter education, …

May Shred Events in South Carolina

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-04-17T12:24:36+00:00">April 17, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-05-04T10:11:25+00:00">May 4, 2017</time> by AARP South Carolina

Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. Join us to fight back against fraud at a free shredding event in South Carolina during May. Please limit your items to three bags or boxes. Shredding services are provided free and open to the public.   Myrtle Beach Shredding Event May 16, 2017 9:00 am – 12 noon Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 1251 21st Street N, Myrtle Beach SC 29577 Columbia Shredding Event May 18, …

A Secure Retirement

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-04-13T12:55:51+00:00">April 13, 2017</time> by AARP South Carolina

AARP South Carolina believes that today, a secure retirement is out of reach for millions of Americans, especially those who work for small businesses. According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, the conservative estimate of the total U.S. retirement savings deficit is $6.8 trillion. Nearly half of workers age fifty and older have less than $25,000 in savings and investments. The average 401(k) account balance in South Carolina is $20,630, ranked 50th worst in the United States. One of …

Age Friendly Cities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-03-07T10:52:12+00:00">March 7, 2017</time> by AARP South Carolina

As the U.S. population ages and people stay healthy and active longer, communities must work to adapt. AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities is a comprehensive approach to helping us prepare for aging communities. The goal of Age Friendly Communities is to increase the number of communities that support healthy aging, which will improve the health, well-being, satisfaction and quality of life for older Americans. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities is an affiliate of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities …

The League of Women Voters of South Carolina: Who We Are and What We Do

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-02-17T11:45:46+00:00">February 17, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-02-17T11:46:14+00:00">February 17, 2017</time> by AARP South Carolina

by Lynn Shuler Teague, VP for Issues and Action, League of Women Voters of South Carolina The League of Women Voters is a national non-partisan organization that grew out of the suffragette movement. The League is known for our work registering and educating voters and our advocacy efforts at every level of government. We include many men among our members and officers and we focus on a wide range of issues that fall under our national mission of “Making Democracy …

More on Diabetes Self-Management Education

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-02-13T17:05:34+00:00">February 13, 2017</time> by AARP South Carolina

(This is the third in a series of articles about Free Diabetes Self-Management Education classes in SC.) We all know that WHAT we eat has an impact on our health. However, did you know that HOW MUCH you eat is as important as WHAT you eat? A diet high in calories from any source can not only contribute to weight gain, but also can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Excess fat, especially around the waist, can also …