Posición de los candidatos a gobernador

Posted on 10/23/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | South Carolina Por Katrina Goggins Los votantes que acudirán a las urnas el 4 de noviembre ven caras nuevas y familiares en la polémica contienda por la gobernación de Carolina del Sur. El demócrata Vincent Sheheen, de 43 años, volverá a desafiar a la gobernadora republicana Nikki Haley, de 42, quien se convirtió en la primera mujer en ocupar ese cargo cuando derrotó al propio Sheheen, senador estatal de Camden, en el 2010. Mientras tanto, el candidato por petición Tom Ervin, de …

Volunteers Needed for the South Carolina Vulnerable Adult Guardian ad Litem Program

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Advocacy | South Carolina | Volunteering The Office for the Study of Aging is looking for volunteers to join the South Carolina Vulnerable Adult Guardian ad Litem Program (SCVAGAL). Volunteers act as advocates on behalf of abused, neglected or exploited adults under protective service custody in the South Carolina Family Court System. In 2013, over 2,800 cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults were reported in South Carolina. Over 350 of these reports resulted in court proceedings. This is why the SCVAGAL Program needs …

Join AARP SC for Senior Day at the Fair

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

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | South Carolina 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 …

Where Candidates for Governor Stand

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | South Carolina By Katrina Goggins Voters heading to the polls Nov. 4 will see both new and familiar faces in the contentious race for South Carolina governor. Democrat Vincent Sheheen, 43, will again challenge Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, 42, who became South Carolina’s first female governor when she defeated Sheheen, a state senator from Camden, in 2010. Meanwhile, petition candidate Tom Ervin, 62, a former GOP legislator and judge, has secured more than double the 10,000 voter signatures required to be certified …

10 Tips to Protect You From Identity Theft

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

About AARP | South Carolina 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 | Events | Local Resources | South Carolina | Volunteering “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 …