Stand Down at the Beach

Posted on 07/17/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Events | Local Resources | Press | South Carolina AARP South Carolina, Palmetto Goodwill, Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson and the Veteran’s Welcome Home and Resource Center announce Stand Down at the Beach set for Friday, September 19, 2014.  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 other necessary services, such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment.  Stand Down is a collaborative event, coordinated between local …

More About Life Reimagined

Posted on 07/17/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Events | Local Resources | South Carolina What is Life Reimagined? Life Reimagined is a new way of thinking about what’s next in your life. Backed by decades of research, Life Reimagined introduces a powerful step-by-step approach to help you discover possibilities, prepare for change, and make your ideas real – whether you’re focused on work, health, relationships, or finally pursuing your passion. When you find yourself wondering, “What’s next?” Life Reimagined empowers you with guidance, tools, and connections, both online and in person, to plan your …

Discover Life’s New Possibilities

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Money & Work | South Carolina By Holly Fisher Four years ago, Lois DeMarino retired from a 20-year career as a postal clerk in Columbia to care for her ailing mother. Two weeks after her retirement, DeMarino’s mother passed away from lung disease. That quickly, DeMarino’s plans changed. “I’m not working—what am I going to do with the rest of my life?” She started volunteering with Make-A-Wish, visiting ill children in their homes to learn their wishes. That spurred DeMarino to take on more activities and …

2014 Session Wrap-up

Posted on 06/24/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Press | South Carolina   SC has a new Lt. Governor Congratulations to Lt. Governor Yancey McGill. He assumed the position on June 18 upon the resignation of Lt. Governor McConnell who left office to become a college president. McGill has a great deal of experience in state government having served as a senator and key member of the Senate Finance Committee. He has already shown his commitment to his new role by announcing his intentions to visit Councils on Aging and other senior …

Caregivers Win! House and Senate Override Veto

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Advocacy | Press THANK YOU!  This is a great stride for family caregivers in South Carolina. Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly overrode the Governor’s veto of $2 million for respite vouchers for family caregivers.  South Carolina family givers provide over $7.4 million in unpaid caregiving services.     Members of the House who voted in the affirmative were: Alexander Allison Anderson Anthony Atwater Bales Ballentine Bannister Barfield Bernstein Bingham Bowers Branham Brannon G. A. Brown R. L. Brown Burns Clemmons Clyburn Cobb-Hunter …

New Scorecard Give South Carolina Middle Ground Marks for Serving Older Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Home & Family | Press | South Carolina South Carolina ranks 34th  in meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, however, AARP feels more must be done to improve support for family caregivers, effective transitions, and home and community based services.  This report is the second comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. “The vast majority of older South Carolina residents want to live independently, at home, as they age – most …