Taking Action at the State House

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Advocacy | South Carolina Funding for Home and Community Based Services is #1 Priority for AARP SC Home and community based services (HCBS) prevent or delay frail seniors and persons with disabilities from being admitted to nursing homes.  Services include such assistance as personal care aides, adult day services, transportation, home-delivered meals, congregate meals, nutrition education, respite care and other services. The Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging requested $4.7 million in the fiscal year 2014-15 state budget to serve needy seniors in their homes.  …

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 | Events | Local Resources | Press 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, …

Majority of South Carolina Voters 45+ Have Provided Unpaid Family Caregiving Services

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Home & Family | Press | South Carolina A new AARP report shows that a majority of registered South Carolina voters 45+ are currently or have provided unpaid caregiving services to a family member or loved one. Furthermore, one-half believe that they are extremely or very likely to become a caregiver in the near future. “Family caregivers play a critical role and help ensure that their family members can remain at home where they tend to be healthier and happier,” said Teresa Arnold, AARP South Carolina state director. …

Simplifying Your Electric Bill

Simplifying Your Electric Bill

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

About AARP | Advocacy | Home & Family | South Carolina   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 …

428,000

428,000

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

Money & Work | South Carolina That’s how many South Carolinians were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, 254,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus.

Patient Safety Seminar Monday

Posted on 02/14/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Advocacy | Events | South Carolina There is still time to register for the Patient Safety Seminar on Monday, February 17.  Below is the agenda and lets you know who the speakers will be. Walk-up registration is free and you can do that beginning at 1:15 on Monday. The event will be held at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle which is off of Pickens and Blossom Streets near the University of South Carolina campus. Parking is also free. 1:30pm Introductions and Welcome – Mary Kessler, …