— From ABLE South Carolina: Emergency shelters are ready to receive evacuees before Hurricane Florence arrives. When you head to a shelter, do not forget your medications, equipment, and chargers. You can find a list of shelters on the SC EMD webpage. Remember to keep your cell phone charged and make sure a friend or family member knows where you are staying.   Assistive Technology and Medications Shelters are not equipped to replace your medications or equipment. Do what you can to bring …

— When you’re a caregiver, it’s crucial to be ready for emergencies. Especially with the threat of Hurricane Florence now is the time to think about preparing your loved ones for natural disasters. Here are some things caregivers should focus on when preparing for emergencies: Financial and legal preparedness: Ensure key documents for financial records, health care power of attorney and other advance directives are easy to access in case of an emergency. Perhaps make electronic copies available via a secure …

— Attend Our Free Webinar to Get All the Answers Social Security, Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, September 27, 2018 7 p.m. ET You’ve worked your whole life and now you can start thinking about your retirement options. But when should you claim your Social Security retirement benefits to get the biggest check? And how do you get the money coming in the first place? It can be a confusing process. …

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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 …

— The Public Service Commission has scheduled three night public hearings in regards to the pending SCE&G permanent rate reduction case. The hearings are open to the public and you can sign up to testify. AARP South Carolina staff and volunteers will be on site to greet you and answer any questions you may have. The hearings will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the locations as follows: Monday, September 24, 2018 Public Service Commission, Hearing Room Synergy Business Park, Saluda Building, …

— 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!

— Get Information on the Skills to Get Your Next Job Attend AARP’s live online workshop Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 7-8 p.m. ET When it comes to finding a new job, everyone could improve their networking and interview skills—especially in today’s ultra-competitive market. The good news is, there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills is a live online workshop based on …

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— Recently AARP South Carolina approached Dean Peter Brews, University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business about a feasibility study for a multi-employer retirement plan for South Carolina employees. This idea has worked well in other states where employees did not have access to a retirement plan through their employers. AARP South Carolina wanted to find out if this was a feasible plan for the Palmetto state and, if so, what it would cost based upon the projected participation. …

— 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 …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …