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Going Local!

Posted on 07/19/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/pcobb/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP South Carolina |

Earlier this year AARP South Carolina launched a campaign to move our advocacy efforts into a more local arena. AARP SC volunteers are crucial to our advocacy work and can often best accomplish our goals by working in their local communities. To kick off this effort, we have worked in Anderson and Beaufort counties with local legislators. Anderson — Hats off to Anderson LAT volunteers John and Genevieve Brown. Earlier this summer they represented AARP SC at the Independent Mail …

From the State President

Posted on 07/12/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/pcobb/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP South Carolina |

While there are certainly many exceptional opportunities in the role of a volunteer State President with AARP, one that offers a look into the workings of our national congressional leadership is LOBBY DAY on the Hill.  This occurs once a year, and is part of a week long AARP Leadership Summit in DC.  State Presidents travel with the State Director for this event, and work collaboratively with one another, as well as state staff, to coordinate meeting times individually with …

You Pay, They Spend: SCE&G Rate Case Information

Posted on 06/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/pcobb/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP South Carolina |

SCE&G is asking state regulators to approve another $852 million increase in the projected cost of building two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County, but the company says the potential for any other cost increases is limited. If the state Public Service Commission approves the higher cost, South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.’s 702,000 electric customers would likely face higher rates. SCE&G says their rate increase request “fixes” costs thus limiting future cost increases. Is this really the case? AARP South …

Rep. Wilson Offers Cosponsorship of RAISE Act

Posted on 06/10/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/pcobb/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP South Carolina |

At a time when our country is extremely polarized, family care giving is a rare issue that unites us. It isn’t a Democratic issue or a Republican issue. It’s a family issue that affects us all. If you’re not a caregiver now, you will be one or will need one in the future. That’s why AARP South Carolina went to the U.S. Capitol in early June to fight for the more than 700,000 Palmetto state residents who care for older …

How to Turn Hobbies and Interest into a Small Business

Posted on 06/3/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/pcobb/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP South Carolina |

Did you know that one in four individuals between the ages of 44 to 70 are interested in becoming entrepreneurs? In fact, entrepreneurs over the age of 50, also known as encore entrepreneurs, are one of the fastest-growing groups of entrepreneurs in the United States. A growing number of workers age 50-plus are turning interests, hobbies or skills into a small business.  Whether you are interested in starting a small business right away or are intending to wait until after …

South Carolina Ranks High for Food Insecurity

Posted on 05/27/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/pcobb/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP South Carolina |

Did you know South Carolina ranks 3rd lowest in the nation for food security of individuals age 60 and above and 2nd lowest for those individuals age 50-59 according to the Food Insecurity among Older Adults full report 2015 published by the AARP Foundation. In South Carolina, 20%of individuals age 60 and above are food insecure and 32% of individuals after 50-59, compared to the national overall average of 17.3% food insecurity. AARP SC is providing outreach and education to …

SC Counties Looking For Poll Managers

Posted on 05/23/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/pcobb/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP South Carolina |

Want to be part of your state’s democratic process?  Become a poll manager!  It’s a great way to give back to your community and perform a civic duty.  As a poll manager, you can help make sure the state’s elections remain secure, accessible, and accurate for all voters.   It is also a great way to earn a little money while engaging in the democratic process. If you would like to apply to be part of the team of citizens who …

Dauskie Memories at the Columbia Museum of Art in May

Posted on 05/13/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/pcobb/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP South Carolina |

by Wallace Cunningham AARP SC Multicutural Outreach Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, the widow of legendary tennis star Arthur Ashe, will have a photography exhibit “Dafuskie Memories” at the Columbia Museum of Art from May 27 – August 7. She has achieved excellence and recognition in her field, especially on a project to make sure that Black women photographers are not forgotten. In addition, to the exhibit her book Daufuskie Island: 25th Anniversary Edition will be in the museum store for a limited …

Morning at the Museums

Posted on 05/3/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/pcobb/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP South Carolina |

Join AARP South Carolina, EdVenture Children’s Museum, the South Carolina State Museum and the Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging for “Morning at the Museums” on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 8:00 AM – 10:00 am What is “Morning at the Museums?” What is “Morning at the Museums?” It’s a special open-house designed for you to meet four of Columbia’s leading organizations: AARP South Carolina, EdVenture Children’s Museum, South Carolina State Museum and the Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging. We invite …

2016 Session Hits Halfway Mark

Posted on 04/26/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/pcobb/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP South Carolina |

by Coretta Bedsole, AARP SC advocacy director If you don’t know that AARP SC advocates for the 50 plus in the state legislature, then you don’t know “AARP.”  The 2016 legislative session is over half way through, and so far it has been a very good year for family caregivers.  The SC House passed a state budget that includes $1.5 million in new funds for home and community based services such as home delivered and congregate meals, transportation and in …