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. In January 2009 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 …

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 …

Budget Cuts Harm Vulnerable Adults

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Home & Family By Linda H. Lamb As a provider of adult day care in Horry County, Donna Vance works with many loving families trying to help older relatives avoid institutional care as long as possible. Then there are the horror stories. “The daughter of one woman told us she was strapping her mom into bed and leaving her alone while she went out to run errands,” said Vance, 50, of Myrtle Beach. “She also said that when her mother wouldn’t eat, she …

Learn How to Identify Fraud and Scams at Aiken Event

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Community | Events You are enjoying a nice family dinner at home, your phone rings with an unwanted solicitation or someone comes to your door to “sell” you something. This scenario happens more and more and sometimes the person on the other end is trying to scam you, obtain your personal information, or take advantage of you. Join AARP South Carolina and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs for a FREE seminar May 6, 2015 in Aiken on how you can protect …