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

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

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 …

Communicating by Facebook and Twitter

Posted on 01/13/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Volunteering Online pipeline Americans age 50-plus increasingly are using social media, and AARP is tapping into that trend to hear what people have to say about Social Security, caregiving, transportation, livable communities, retirement planning and other issues. AARP South Carolina has an active Facebook and Twitter presence that shares interesting and news unique to the Palmetto state. If you have been afraid to take the leap, let us help you. AARP South Carolina is recruiting volunteers who use and want to …

Filing Deadline for Silver Haired Legislature

Filing Deadline for Silver Haired Legislature

Posted on 01/29/2013 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Volunteering February 8th is the filing deadline for candidates for the South Carolina Silver Haired Legislature. This grassroots organization was set up by law to identify issues facing South Carolina’s older population and propose recommendations to the governor, lieutenant governor and General Assembly.  The latest Census data indicate while the state’s overall population grew 15%, the number of citizens 60 and older has increased 40%.  Another statistic is that 10 of the state’s 46 counties lost population while simultaneously experiencing a …

We're Looking for a State President

We’re Looking for a State President

Posted on 01/15/2013 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Volunteering AARP South Carolina is looking for its next State President.  This volunteer position is the highest position within an AARP state office.   The role of state president offers an individual the opportunity to utilize considerable skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of South Carolina residents 50+. The duties and responsibilities of the AARP South Carolina state president include: •             Serving as the Chair of the Executive Council, an all-volunteer panel that advises and helps set …

SC Ombudsman Program Needs Volunteers

SC Ombudsman Program Needs Volunteers

Posted on 11/26/2012 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Volunteering The purpose of the South Carolina Long Term Care ombudsman program is to improve the quality of life and quality of care of all residents in long-term care facilities in South Carolina. Residents in long-term care facilities are often physically and emotionally vulnerable, facing daily challenges in pursuing a meaningful quality of life. Whenever problems arise, residents or families can call upon an ombudsman for help. Ombudsmen receive complaints about long-term care services and then voice the residents’ concerns to …