— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger South Carolina for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— AARP SC, League of Women Voters and Richland Library to hold public form on redistricting and new voting technology A panel of stake holders will talk election reform and how the public can influence this discussion. The state of South Carolina is poised to purchase a new voting system to replace the current, bulky, aged out system. What kind of system will ensure secure, accurate, transparent and verifiable elections? Proposed South Carolina legislation would require unbiased criteria and a non-partisan …

— When disaster hits, AARP and AARP Foundation are there. They met the goal of $500,000 in matching donations to help victims of Hurricane Florence, ensuring that $1 million will go to relief and recovery efforts. AARP South Carolina announced that four Palmetto State organizations are getting assistance, including Home Works of America, a faith-based group that provides home-repair services to low-income residents. Home Works is looking for volunteers to help with ongoing recovery and rebuilding in the Pee Dee area. …

— Tonight we will celebrate another milestone in the passage of time. 2018 will come to an end we will ring in the beginning of a new year. Whether it’s surrounded by friends with fireworks, champagne and fancy dress; or at home in our comfy clothes with our dearest loved ones, we celebrate and we remember. As with many endings and new beginnings, this is often used as a time of remembrance and reflection. We remember major world and national events …

— Sign Up for Our Free Online Work and Skills Event Online Career Networking Expo: Spotlight on Part-Time Work and Skills Thursday, January 24, 2019, 1-4 p.m. ET Looking for part-time work? AARP’s Online Career Networking Expo is bringing the employers, the skills and the possibilities of part-time work to you! This free, unique event lets you network with employers online and learn how to improve the skills that can get you noticed. Tune in to expert-led webinars such as: Age-Proof Your …

— Get Your Questions Answered at AARP’s Free Webinar for Family Caregivers Navigating Insurance for Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Caring for a loved one and have questions about their insurance options? Good news! AARP’s two-part question and answer webinar has the answers—and it’s free to attend. Register now to get expert advice about Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other payment options. The webinar will also cover …

— Open enrollment in health insurance marketplaces continues until Dec. 15. AARP South Carolina reminds residents that Palmetto Project, an independent nonprofit, is a great source of information on health care options and choices. The state’s uninsured rate has dropped consistently, from 16 percent in 2013 to 9 percent in 2016, according to the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. Palmetto Project has championed consumers’ right to free access to fair, accurate information about health insurance coverage choices in the federal Health Insurance …

— By Holly Fisher David Hill said he can’t raise salaries for his 130 workers at PLAN Home Health Care as much as he’d like from the $10-to-$12 hourly wage many earn, but he’s hoping to help them in another way: saving for retirement. The idea—commonly called work and save—would give employers the option of enrolling their workers in a retirement program coordinated by the state. The initiative would be voluntary for both employers and employees, but supporters hope it would …

— Sign Up for Our Free Webinar on Avoiding Seasonal Fraud Seasons Cheatings: Protecting Yourself from Holiday Frauds & Scams Part 1: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7 p.m. ET The holidays are coming—and so are the holiday scammers. Keep your money out of their hands by attending AARP’s free, two-part online question and answer event. You’ll learn how these criminals work, so you can protect you and yours from the sneakiest frauds …

— AARP South Carolina volunteer State President Emma Myers is seeking to address the very serious issue of senior falls with her project called “This Little Light of Mine.” Senior falls are the most common trauma seen at Palmetto Health Richland Emergency Room in Columbia and are likely the most common traumas in emergency rooms around the state. In-fact every 11 seconds a senior is treated in an emergency department for a fall. Every 19 minutes one of those adults dies …

— I’m going to let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine… We all have a light within us, and we should let it shine. That’s exactly what AARP South Carolina volunteer state president Emma Myers decided to do when she launched her “This Little Light of Mine” project earlier this fall. The project seeks to use first responders and volunteers to replace older light bulbs in senior homes with new and free energy efficient LED light …