— 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!

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Everyone loves a good ice cream sundae with gooey chocolate sauce, walnuts, whipped cream and a cherry on top. Forget about the calories and sit back and imagine the coolness of this summer time treat. Recently, the South Carolina general assembly gave ratepayers its utility reform version of an ice cream sundae – complete with the cherry on top. If you’ve been following the news for the last year, you know that SCE&G pulled the plug on construction of two …

— It’s time for spring cleaning, and that includes getting rid of old bank statements and other financial documents. But don’t just throw them out. Shred instead. Otherwise, identity thieves can use the information to steal your savings. AARP South Carolina and the Better Business Bureau are cosponsoring three free shredding events this month, each from 9 a.m. to noon. The first is Friday, April 20, at Simpsonville City Park, Simpsonville. The other two are Saturday, April 21, at Anderson Mall …

— We have all heard that the savings rate in U.S. is dismal. In fact, the typical working-age household has only $3,000 in retirement assets and retirement age households have only $12,000. Bringing it closer to home – the National Institute on Retirement Security ranks South Carolina 50th worst in 401k savings. Fortunately, we know one of the best ways to help people save is through the workplace. Research shows that individuals are 15 times more likely to save if their …

— By Holly Fisher For more than a decade, Columbia resident John Manigo has relied on closed-captioning equipment for his telephone. Manigo, 63, who wears hearing aids, said he appreciates being able to read what a caller is saying. He can talk to friends or call businesses without having to ask people to repeat themselves. Plus, if a number comes up on his phone that he doesn’t know, he can return the call using the closed-captioning system. Manigo’s equipment is cour­tesy …