— 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 …

— Open enrollment in health care insurance marketplaces starts this month. AARP South Carolina reminds residents that the Palmetto Project, an independent nonprofit, is a great source of information on health care options and choices. South Carolina’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 the rights of consumers to have free access to fair and accurate information about health insurance coverage choices …

— AARP’s FREE Online Q&A Has Answers 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7 p.m. ET If you need health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the 2019 enrollment period, you need to register for AARP’s online Q&A. Attending this free, two-part event will help clear up questions you might have about the government-run website that provides insurance options for those who don’t get …

— South Carolinians have always had a fiercely independent spirit. However, we can’t be truly independent without the financial resources to meet the ever-rising costs of living. In today’s reality, a secure and independent future is out of reach for far too many South Carolinians. South Carolina is 50th worst in the nation when it comes to retirement savings. That’s no surprise when you consider that 70% of our workforce – around 1.25 million hard-working South Carolinians – do not have …

— This Q&A Webinar Offers Tips Anyone Can Use 10 Retirement Planning Quick Tips Online Q&A PART 1: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7 p.m. ET If you feel like it’s too late to save anything for retirement, AARP has some reassuring news for you: It’s not. Even if you’re behind schedule on retirement planning, there are still ways to grow your nest egg. A first step is to stop putting it off …

— Attend AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Medicare: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 7 p.m. ET The better you understand Medicare, the smarter decisions you can make about it—no matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or getting ready to make changes to your coverage. AARP’s free, two-part webinar helps you get answers and understand your options right when you need it—at the start of the Medicare annual …