Supporting Family Caregivers

Supporting Family Caregivers

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

About AARP 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 …

One Lucky Darlington Raceway Fan to Receive Pace Car Ride with NASCAR Drive Jeff Gordon

One Lucky Darlington Raceway Fan to Receive Pace Car Ride with NASCAR Drive Jeff Gordon

Posted on 03/11/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP Special AARP Drive to End Hunger ticket package will be available for purchase and race fans have the opportunity see the seven-time Darlington Raceway winner in person at the track Too Tough To Tame on March 13 One lucky Darlington Raceway fan will receive the opportunity of a lifetime when NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon visits the track Too Tough To Tame this Thursday, March 13. Gordon, the driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, …

Simplifying Your Electric Bill

Simplifying Your Electric Bill

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP   By Linda H. Lamb South Carolina weather can be extreme, from a historic low of minus 19 degrees to an all-time high of 113. Electric bills can fluctuate as wildly as the thermometer, but a billing program offered by South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) aims to smooth out the highs and lows to help consumers. AARP South Carolina is helping to promote the practice, called Budget Billing. Ann Maletic, 58, a retired state government program manager, said she …

Aging Research Day Links

Posted on 01/24/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP Here are the links referenced during Aging Research Day, January 24 by Susan C. Reinhard, RN, PhD – Sr. Vice President for Public Policy, Director, AARP Public Policy Institute Chief Strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America. Long Term Care Scorecard Home Alone

Avoiding Utility Bill Shock

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP That’s right we are ready for winter to move on! South Carolina residents will see higher than utility bills this month due to this “unseasonable” cold.  Paying your utility bill in winter months can take a toll on a family budget.  Most South Carolina utilities offer a “balanced budget” payment option where they average a 12-month cycle of your usage. For the time period, usually a year, you pay the same amount each month regardless of what you actually use.  …

Ethics Reform News Conference Statement

Posted on 01/16/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP AARP South Carolina Statement on Ethics Reform Patrick Cobb, AARP South Carolina spokesman “On behalf of AARP South Carolina, a nonpartisan organization that does not endorse candidates, I would like to thank Senator Larry Martin for his work to move ethics reform forward in the Senate.  We have over 580,000 members in SC.  We recently conducted a very informal survey of AARP members in the state.  541 surveys were completed via Survey Monkey. This survey was not intended to a …