Volunteer at Stand Down at the Beach

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Volunteering September is right around the corner, which means Stand Down at the Beach is less than a month away! The event is set for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 held in the U.S. Army Reserve building at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. 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 …

Life Reimagined on the Road!

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Volunteering It’s a lot of purple. It’s AARP South Carolina’s new way of sharing the message of Life Reimagined! This special wrapped car will ride the highways and back roads of South Carolina for the next few months sharing the message of Life Reimagined.  Part of Life Reimiagined allows you to experience a “check up” and help you plan your “what’s next” or discover your hidden talents and skills.  For a class click here

Getting on the Road to Safer Driving

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

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 …

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

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 …