— 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!

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7 p.m. ET No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

— By Holly Fisher Alexander Chew has been teaching driver safety for more than 15 years, but the retired university professor says he still learns something new with every class he leads. The AARP Smart Driver volunteer instructor and Aiken resident teaches three or four courses each year, focusing on topics such as when to cut back on driving and avoiding rush-hour traffic or poor driving conditions like rain and fog. “It’s older adults helping each other,” said Chew, 78, who …

— The Better Business Bureau® of the Upstate & AARP South Carolina are partnering together to host Secure Your ID “Shred Day,” a national event created to promote awareness about identity theft and fraud protection. On Friday, April 26, the Simpsonville shred event will be held at Heritage Park, 861 SE Main Street, Simpsonville SC 29680. On Saturday, April 27, the Greenville shred event will be held at the BBB office, 408 N. Church St., Greenville SC 29601 and the Anderson shred event will be held …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— Sepsis is the most common primary diagnosis for South Carolina Medicare patients readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. Yet many people are unaware of its dangers and symptoms. AARP South Carolina encourages members to learn how to prevent and identify sepsis, which poses a greater risk for those 65-plus and for anyone recovering from surgery or who has a weakened immune system. Signs include fever/feeling cold, sleepiness, confusion, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate and decreased …

— Find out what you can already be doing to prepare at our free, two-part webinar. Retirement Planning: Top Tips to Get or Stay on Track Part 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you making the right decisions today for a better retirement down the road? You can and AARP is here to help you get on track with your retirement plans. Simply register now for our free, two-part …

— By Linda H. Lamb It’s one of those things that people know they should do someday—make end-of-life decisions and write them down. Teeshla Curtis knew that. As a hospice agency employee, she promotes education on living wills, advance directives and do-not-resuscitate orders. She and her husband had discussed these issues. But then, last May, she faced a sudden medical crisis. A busy wife and mom, Curtis found herself in an urgent care center with intestinal problems. She learned she had …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7 p.m. ET You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …

— Learn How to Leverage Your Skills and Experience at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Age-Proof Your Career: A Two-Part Interactive Webinar Part 1: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your company or thinking about a career change, you want to increase your competitiveness with confidence. Sign …