Local Organizations Come Together and Show the True Meaning of the Holidays

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP Today is a special day for Doris Owens of Seneca. Through a collaborative effort, Ms. Owens received a new heating and air conditioning unit installed in her home courtesy of the South Carolina Association of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Cool Aid Warms Hearts program. The South Carolina Association of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors (SCAHACC) created the Cool Aid Warms Hearts program after seeing an investigative report on the Today Show. The report showed a number of heating, ventilation and …

Fight Back Against Fraud and Scams

Posted on 11/17/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP Utility customers here in South Carolina and across the country are being affected by phone scams, and we want you to be aware and prepared are being affected by phone scams, and we want you to be aware and prepared. Customers have reported instances of individuals portraying themselves as utility employees over the phone and warning them that they’re late on their utility bill or might need a new meter. The scammer then says that their service will be cut …

Join AARP SC for Senior Day at the Fair

Posted on 10/6/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP October is finally here and that means it’s time for the South Carolina State Fair. Make plans to join us for Senior Day at the fair on Oct. 15 in Rosewood’s next to the Moore building from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Between the Tilt-A-Whirl and candy apples, stop by the AARP Pavilion for giveaways and a chance to hear candidates for state-wide offices speak about important issues affecting South Carolinians age 50-plus at the Speak Out stage. Beginning at …

10 Tips to Protect You From Identity Theft

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP According to a new AARP Fraud Watch Network study, South Carolinians and Americans often put themselves at risk for identity theft. AARP expert Doug Shadel offers 10 tips on protecting yourself from identity theft. 1. Lock your mailbox. 2. Set up online bank or credit accounts. 3. Don’t leave wallets, computers or purses in your car. 4. Micro-shred documents. Make sure to get a “micro-cut shredder.” Shredders that cut paper into long strips are easy for scammers to recreate. 5. …

Community and Service Providers Come Together for “Stand Down at the Beach”

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP “Stand Down at the Beach” is this Friday, September 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Myrtle Beach at the U.S. Army Reserve. The event aims to help homeless Veterans and Veterans receive services and resources such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling and referrals for other services, such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment. This is the first ever Stand Down event in Horry County. It has been a collaborative effort …

Volunteer at Stand Down at the Beach

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP September is right around the corner, which means Stand Down at the Beach is less than a month away! The event is set for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 held in the U.S. Army Reserve building at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Stand Down is an event to provide services to homeless Veterans and Veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling and referrals to a variety of …