— 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!

— 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. …

— 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 …

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— DUE TO FLOODING AND OTHER CONCERNS, STAND DOWN HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT THE SAME LOCATION AND TIME. ANY OTHER UPDATES WILL SHARED HERE ON ON THE MBSD FACEBOOK PAGE. About 1 in 10 South Carolina adults are veterans, and many are in need. That’s why the AARP state office is cosponsoring the Myrtle Beach Veterans Stand Down on Friday, Sept. 21. The daylong event at the U.S. Army Reserve Center aims to help homeless and at-risk …

— By Holly Fisher When the “Picturing Nam” exhibit comes to Greenville in June, Hank Povinelli, 70, will scan the photos for his own young face. He was a U.S. Army staff sergeant in the 1st Aviation Brigade, stationed in Vietnam in 1969. He was just 21 when he returned home. Povinelli recalled how he and his fellow Vietnam veterans kept quiet about their time at war, silently burying that part of their military service. “No one wanted to talk to …

— It’s been 55 years since Martin Luther King Jr. gave his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, changing the course of civil rights in America. AARP South Carolina invites members to celebrate the MLK holiday weekend, Jan. 12-15, in Myrtle Beach. AARP is a key sponsor of the celebration, which includes a 5K Freedom Run, film festival, ecumenical service, talent show and parade. Saturday morning will feature a job fair and workshops on contract possibilities for small businesses and the …

— Are you a breast cancer survivor who wants to become more physically active? AARP South Carolina is encouraging survivors to consider joining a research study, Moving Forward Together 3, to reap the benefits of a home-based walking program. The University of South Carolina College of Nursing and the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery program are recruiting women 21 and older who were diagnosed with stage 0 to 3 breast cancer in the last five years and have not been …

— Perhaps you’re an empty nester. Or maybe you never raised kids but would love to have a grandchild. Either way, you can provide a loving home to a South Carolina child in need of foster care. AARP South Carolina reminds Palmetto Staters that they can make a critical difference in the life of a child by becoming a foster parent. Some 4,000 kids are in foster care in the state, and the typical foster parent is between 49 and 57 …

— Want to be part of your state’s democratic process?  Become a poll manager!  It’s a great way to give back to your community and perform a civic duty.  As a poll manager, you can help make sure the state’s elections remain secure, accessible, and accurate for all voters.   It is also a great way to earn a little money while engaging in the democratic process. If you would like to apply to be part of the team of citizens who …

— By Holly Fisher The first year Leonora Myers volunteered with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, she and the other volunteers used pencils, paper forms with carbon paper, and handheld calculators. More than 25 years later, a lot has changed. This year, Myers is overseeing the volunteers in Aiken, who prepare tax returns using computers and online filing software. The Tax-Aide service is offered free to taxpayers. Myers, 81, a CPA, connected with Tax-Aide in 1990, putting her love of numbers …