— 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!

— 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 …

— It’ll be Thanksgiving Day tomorrow. Many of you are likely already on the road or getting ready for the trip. Many are anxiously planning feasts for your families. Some of you may even try to spice up the traditional fare with some new dishes. Good luck. Some of you will choose to avoid all the chaos of preparing and cooking a feast, and opt instead to simply go out to eat tomorrow. Some of you will be going out of …

— We have come a long way in our national tradition of giving thanks. After the winter of 1620 saw half of the Pilgrim settlers in Plymouth die, the Wampanoag tribe helped teach the settlers how to survive on the new continent. The following year the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a three-day autumn harvest feast now commonly acknowledged as the first Thanksgiving. These meals likely consisted mostly of corn and lobster and venison, though turkey may have been also been …

— 100 years ago today, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month an armistice to the “War to end all wars” was declared. So, we celebrate Veteran’s Day every Nov. 11 and today we remember… When the world was yet in darkness, and the lots of men and women were still largely decided by their birth; when kings and queens and all manner of tyrants ruled over the fates of men and women; an American army …

— AARP South Carolina named a Hilton Head resident as its Andrus Award winner for 2018.  Carole Galli was given the prestigious award on Oct. 28 at the Jazz Corner in Hilton Head. As a Jazz Musician, she has held many fundraising events for worthy causes at the Jazz Corner, so it was a fitting place to honor her. The Andrus Award is named for Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who spent her life serving others as a teacher, principal and finally …