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 …

Stand Down at the Beach

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Press | South Carolina | Volunteering In just one week, more than 40 federal, state, and local resource organizations and service providers will come together for “Stand Down at the Beach.” AARP South Carolina, Veteran’s Welcome Home Center, Palmetto Goodwill and Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson are the primary sponsors of the event. Stand Down at the Beach will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the U.S. Army Reserve, 3392 Phillis Boulevard. “Stand Down is an event to provide services …

Senior Day Festivities at State Fair Oct. 15

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | South Carolina You can eat cotton candy, groove to live music and enjoy Senior Day festivities on Oct. 15 at the South Carolina State Fair. AARP members and nonmembers alike are invited to the AARP pavilion, where everyone will be treated to useful information and toe-tapping entertainment. The speakers stage will feature interviews with candidates on the November ballot, fielding questions about issues that affect South Carolinians age 50-plus. Visitors can pose questions by being photographed with the “AARP Flat People,” cardboard …