Freedom Rally in Myrtle Beach for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Events | Local Resources | Money & Work | South Carolina Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Carolina African American Heritage Foundation’s annual three-day Freedom Rally in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, beginning Saturday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 19. We have helped you prepare for the Freedom Rally with a schedule of events and resources to help you navigate through the activities planned. Saturday, Jan. 17 Choose from a variety of workshops featured at the brown bag working luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Myrtle Beach …

2015 South Carolina State Legislative Priorities

Posted on 01/5/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | South Carolina FAMILY CAREGIVERS More than 777,000 caregivers provide vital services to their loved ones. If caregivers can no longer provide the care needed, loved ones may need institutional care. As a result, the state could be left holding the tab because Medicaid pays for a majority of nursing home beds. Last year the Legislature approved $2 million in one-time funding for respite vouchers for family caregivers. Respite vouchers for caregivers allow the caregiver to take a break from their duties. Informal …

Long-term Care Task Force Looks at Improving In-home Services

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | South Carolina By Linda H. Lamb The hardest thing is “the feeling of being locked in,” Dennis Bell said. In 2009, Bell took a cherished aunt with Alzheimer’s disease into his Columbia home, caring for her with the help of other family members and occasional sitters. “She’s always been an integral part of our lives,” he said. As a registered nurse, he seemed like the logical person to take primary responsibility. But Bell, now 59, found that even being a health professional …

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

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

About AARP | Advocacy | Home & Family | Local Resources | South Carolina 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 | Advocacy | Local Resources | Press 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 …

Come Experience Life@50+ in Miami!

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

South Carolina Join us May 14-16, 2015 in sunny Miami, Florida for AARP’s annual event & expo, Life@50+. With sessions featuring today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Culture, along with nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, there is something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP – informative, educational, exciting, entertaining and fun! Registration is just $35 for AARP Members, …