Be Part of Pet Pawty 2014 “Supporting Seniors and Their Pets”

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Events | South Carolina | Volunteering Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission is inviting you to share your favorite pet photos. How many great pictures do you have of your pet(s) in your phone or on your computer?  We pet lovers just have to take a picture when they are being cute, silly, crazy or regal.  As part of our 2014 Pet Pawty, LCRAC is excited to announce its online Pet Photo Contest.  We have three categories: Pet Photo Bomb Pet Selfie Photo Pet Dress-up Photo …

AARP South Carolina and SBA to Hold Encore Entrepreneur Event April 22 in Columbia

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Events | Money & Work | South Carolina AARP South Carolina and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold an Encore Entrepreneur mentoring event April 22 in Columbia. The event, which is free and open to AARP members and non-members, is designed to provide counseling, mentoring and training for individuals who like to start or grow a business, especially those aged 50 and older. Last year, nationally, AARP and SBA matched “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance.  …

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Game Night June 1

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Events | Local Resources | South Carolina “If you don’t think AARP when you think Real Possibilities, you don’t know aarp! Myrtle Beach area residents will have that real possibility to see AARP in action on Sunday, June 1st as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans hold “Salute to AARP South Carolina” night at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.” Prior to the game you will have the opportunity to learn about AARP programs such as Life Reimagined, Tax-Aide, Driver’s Safety, and other community volunteer opportunities. Also, we’ll be collected non-perishable …

Learn How to Avoid Scams

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | South Carolina South Carolina is still reeling from a 2012 state government security breach that exposed about 3.8 million tax returns. AARP South Carolina and the Spartanburg County Public Safety Office are cosponsoring a free shredding event April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, at 150 S. Church St. in Spartanburg. People in any state and of any age can turn to the AARP Fraud Watch Network to learn about scams emerging close to home and how to fight back. To sign …

Supporting Family Caregivers

Supporting Family Caregivers

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Home & Family | Press | South Carolina The Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging (LGOA) is requesting $4.7 million in the fiscal year 2014-15 state budget to serve needy seniors in their homes and $3 million in ongoing resources for respite services for caregivers.    The House adopted version of the budget provides a large portion of this funding; $3 million for HCBS services and $2 million for respite services. Why are these funds needed?  The programs and services provided by the LGOA are designed to allow seniors to …

Spring Shred Event Schedule

Spring Shred Event Schedule

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Events | South Carolina 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. Spartanburg – …