News Release: New National Report Ranks South Carolina as a Dangerous State for Pedestrians

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Press | South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina – South Carolina is among the most dangerous states in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 4th nationally with a Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI) of  110.39 according to a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America. Between 2003 and 2012, 1,020 people were killed while walking in South Carolina, representing 10.7% of the 9,546 traffic-related fatalities in the state during this period. For the years 2003 to 2010, these fatalities …

Press Release: Sustaining Our Seniors Launches

Posted on 05/13/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Press | South Carolina (Columbia) With the senior citizen population expected to reach 2 million in South Carolina by 2029, a mere 15 years away, a new statewide resource was announced today to coordinate assistance for them. The announcement was combined with an appeal for citizen involvement. Sustaining Our Seniors of South Carolina will be a non-profit and non-partisan organization aimed at promoting independence, wellness and a better quality of life for seniors. Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell, an advocate for senior care with responsibility …

Getting on the Road to Safer Driving

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | South Carolina | Volunteering By Holly Fisher When Gene Esarove first took an AARP Driver Safety class, he got a refresher in those simple yet important tasks such as turning his head to check for a car that might be lingering in the blind spot of his side mirror. “It reminded me of the stuff I should be doing,” said Esarove, of Tega Cay, who became an AARP course instructor in 2005 and is now in his third year as state coordinator for South …

Concurrent Resolution Recognizes Senior Hunger Day in South Carolina

Posted on 04/30/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Events | Home & Family | Press | South Carolina Rep. Dan Hamilton, (R- Greenville) today presented a concurrent resolution to Lt. Governor Glenn F. McConnell recognizing May 9 as “Senior Hunger Day” in South Carolina. Hamilton was the chief sponsor of the house bill regarding the resolution. South Carolina ranks as the eighth worst in the United States in senior-adult hunger and overall food insecurity affects over 807,960 people in South Carolina. “Nonprofit agencies, churches, synagogues, mosques, soup kitchens, shelters, and the South Carolina Association of Food Banks strive …

Be Part of Pet Pawty 2014 “Supporting Seniors and Their Pets”

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Events | South Carolina | Volunteering Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission is inviting you to share your favorite pet photos. How many great pictures do you have of your pet(s) in your phone or on your computer?  We pet lovers just have to take a picture when they are being cute, silly, crazy or regal.  As part of our 2014 Pet Pawty, LCRAC is excited to announce its online Pet Photo Contest.  We have three categories: Pet Photo Bomb Pet Selfie Photo Pet Dress-up Photo …

AARP South Carolina and SBA to Hold Encore Entrepreneur Event April 22 in Columbia

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Events | Money & Work | South Carolina AARP South Carolina and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold an Encore Entrepreneur mentoring event April 22 in Columbia. The event, which is free and open to AARP members and non-members, is designed to provide counseling, mentoring and training for individuals who like to start or grow a business, especially those aged 50 and older. Last year, nationally, AARP and SBA matched “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance.  …