Join the Drive to Fix State’s Roads

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy The Palmetto State’s poorly maintained roads cause a lot more trouble than just tire damage. They imperil drivers and pedestrians, and even rob the state of tourism dollars. According to the nonprofit South Carolina Alliance to Fix Our Roads, the state’s highway funding is the lowest per mile in the nation, with half of the secondary roads in poor or mediocre condition. Another report found that the state’s fatality rate on rural roads in 2012 was 61 percent higher than …

Senator Thomas Alexander named Capitol Caregiver

Posted on 03/19/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Caregiving | Press A South Carolina Senator was honored by AARP recently for his work to support South Carolina family caregivers in 2014. AARP SC State Director Teresa Arnold made the surprise announcement to Senator Thomas Alexander (R-Oconee) during the organization’s legislative breakfast. Senator Alexander is a part of a bipartisan group of 46 state legislators and three governors from 19 states who were recognized. These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for older Americans …

Baseball is Back at the Beach

Posted on 03/16/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Caregiving | Events Join AARP South Carolina and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans during nine games of Caregiving Bingo! You’ll play it just like the traditional game but with a baseball twist. Scoring is based on one of 24 events listed on the front of the card such as a double hit, stolen base, or strikeout! There will be plenty of prizes and giveaways for the winners. If you are a caregiver or know someone who is, there will an information table inside the …

Lt. Governor Tackles Aging Issues

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Voters By Holly Fisher In his new role as South Carolina’s lieutenant governor, Henry McMaster has two duties. One is to preside over the state Senate; the other is to oversee the Office on Aging, which works with a network of local and regional organizations to improve the quality of life for the state’s older population. It’s no small task. In 2013, those 65 and older made up more than 15 percent of the state’s population. According to the U.S. Census …

Ethics Reform: Good Government for South Carolina

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Advocacy It is urgent and important that you contact your Senator now to save ethics reform in South Carolina! Tell your Senator that: • You are his/her constituent; and that • real ethics reform with independent investigation of everyone including legislators is very important to you, and that • the Senate support truly independent investigation of ethics complaints. • Urge the Senate to reconsider S1 and forward it to the House with real independent investigation. Please call 1-844-250-5544 and urge your …

Greenville-Spartanburg Sister Veterans Luncheon

Posted on 02/4/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Events Greenville – Spartanburg (GSP) Sister Veterans invites all women in the area who served in the military to a luncheon Thursday, March 19.  GSP Sister Veterans will hold monthly meetings where members can share stories and learn about veterans’ benefits. The goal of these monthly meetings is not only to develop friendships, but celebrate and honor the past and future of these service women. Monthly meetings will include presentations, speakers, education seminars and chances to network. The luncheon location will …