Stand Down at the Beach

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

Press 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 …

Stand Down at the Beach

Posted on 07/17/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Press AARP South Carolina, Palmetto Goodwill, Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson and the Veteran’s Welcome Home and Resource Center announce Stand Down at the Beach set for Friday, September 19, 2014.  Stand Down is an event to provide services to homeless Veterans and Veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling, and referrals to a variety of other necessary services, such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment.  Stand Down is a collaborative event, coordinated between local …

2014 Session Wrap-up

Posted on 06/24/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Press   SC has a new Lt. Governor Congratulations to Lt. Governor Yancey McGill. He assumed the position on June 18 upon the resignation of Lt. Governor McConnell who left office to become a college president. McGill has a great deal of experience in state government having served as a senator and key member of the Senate Finance Committee. He has already shown his commitment to his new role by announcing his intentions to visit Councils on Aging and other senior …

Caregivers Win! House and Senate Override Veto

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Press THANK YOU!  This is a great stride for family caregivers in South Carolina. Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly overrode the Governor’s veto of $2 million for respite vouchers for family caregivers.  South Carolina family givers provide over $7.4 million in unpaid caregiving services.     Members of the House who voted in the affirmative were: Alexander Allison Anderson Anthony Atwater Bales Ballentine Bannister Barfield Bernstein Bingham Bowers Branham Brannon G. A. Brown R. L. Brown Burns Clemmons Clyburn Cobb-Hunter …

New Scorecard Give South Carolina Middle Ground Marks for Serving Older Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Press South Carolina ranks 34th  in meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, however, AARP feels more must be done to improve support for family caregivers, effective transitions, and home and community based services.  This report is the second comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. “The vast majority of older South Carolina residents want to live independently, at home, as they age – most …

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

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

Press 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 …