Fall Shred Events

Posted on 09/2/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Events | Fraud It’s time to safely dispose of your personal documents in a secure environment. Each event is free and open to the public. AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is your source for information on how to protect your identity, read about potential scams, and forum to ask your questions. Rock Hill October 14 Housing Authority of Rock Hill 467 S. Anderson St Rock Hill, SC 29730 Noon – 2:00 p.m. Columbia October 27 Lourie Center 1650 Park Circle Columbia, SC 29201 2:00 …

Medicaid at 50: Lifeline’s Limited Reach

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By Holly Fisher It’s tough for Sue Berkowitz when people call the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center requesting help for their health care needs. A non­profit advocating for low-income South Carolinians, the center isn’t a service organization, so it does its best to point people to resources. “There’s nothing harder than when someone with a chronic illness contacts us saying they don’t know what to do,” said Berkowitz, the center’s director. Those calls motivate Berkowitz to continue the fight …

Information on SCE&G Proposed Rate Request

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Advocacy | Community South Carolinian’s can’t afford another SCE&G rate hike. Forcing current consumers to pay for future power plants is simply unjustified. Since January 2009, SCE&G residential rates have increased more than 27%. This includes general rate hikes, revised rate schedules, and changes in rates due to fuel costs. The Numbers Here’s the math. Before SCE&G began the projects at the V.C. Summer plant, a customer who used an average of 1000 KWH paid $114.20 a month for their utility service. Today, …

Stand Down at the Beach – September 18

Posted on 06/9/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Community | Events AARP South Carolina, Veteran’s Welcome Home and Resource Center, Combat Veterans Association, Military Officers Association of America, and Horry Georgetown Technical College and more than 40 businesses, federal, state, and local resource organizations and service providers today announced plans for the second Stand Down at the Beach. The event geared to helping homeless Veterans and Veterans will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the U.S. Army Reserve, 3392 Phillis Boulevard. “During last …

Change In State Law Makes Driver Safety Course A Good Investment

Posted on 06/9/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Community | Driver Safety South Carolina drivers 50+ can now take advantage of a four-hour AARP Driver Safety Program thanks to a recent change in state law. A bill sponsored by Senator Wes Hayes (R-York) which passed the General Assembly and was signed into law will shorten class time, but not affect the curriculum and instruction. AARP Driver Safety volunteers and instructors would like to thank Senators Hayes, Ronnie Cromer (R- Newberry), Katrina Shealy (R-Lexington), John Scott (D- Richland) and Thomas Alexander (R-Oconee). We’d …

Senior Weatherization Fund Created

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Livable Communities Senior citizens in South Carolina will soon benefit from a program that will help them better manage their utility bills by making their homes more energy efficient, thanks to a $1 million donation from Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC). In the DEC 2013 rate case settlement agreement, the utility agreed to make a shareholder contribution of $1 million to support senior-citizen outreach. A large portion of the donation will create the Senior Weatherization Fund, which will support projects of qualified nonprofit …