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

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

About AARP 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 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 …

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. …