Alert
Close

Tell your senator to end the gridlock and renew the Older Americans Act now. Learn more

Highlights

Open
Military and Veterans Discount

Contests and
Sweeps

 

Free AARP E-Books

Protecting Yourself Online for Dummies

Here's the mini guide you need to steer through the hazards with confidence.

Learn More

FREE FUN!

AARP Games - Play Now!

             

AARP Staying Sharp: Keep Your Brain Healthy

News & Politics Forums

Share your opinions on news and current events that matter most to you.

Join the discussion »

AARP Auto Buying Program

MOST POPULAR

Viewed

South Carolina News

Southeast region

Pensions in Peril?

Donya Currie - 10/01/2011

As lawmakers consider state pension reform, AARP and the South Carolina State Retirees Association are calling for adjustments, not a major overhaul or dismantling of the system.

"We do have a pension problem in South Carolina, and we should address it in a timely, transparent and accountable fashion," says State Treasurer Curtis Loftis.

A bipartisan Senate committee will do just that, according to state Sen. Thomas Alexander, R. "With an unfunded liability of $14 billion, we need to look at all our options," he says. "State retirees need to know that they can count on their retirement."

To learn more about the issue, go to aarp.org/sc.

Health Wave

by Donya Currie - 5/01/2011

The AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour is wending its way through South Carolina's Grand Strand this month, offering health screenings to residents of the state's coastal towns. Bus visitors get instant screening results from a certified health professional and access to free information on a variety of health and wellness topics.

Myrtle Beach is a focus town of AARP South Carolina's outreach efforts, in part because almost one in five residents in the surrounding county is age 65 or older.

Find out where and when the bus will stop along the South Carolina coast by visiting aarp.org/sc or calling 1-866-389-5655 toll-free.

Targeting Cancer

by Donya Currie - 3/01/2011

The Center for Colon Cancer Research at the University of South Carolina is working with AARP and other organizations to prevent colorectal cancer.

Although this kind of cancer is the second most lethal in the state, colon cancer deaths are on the decline — a trend health experts attribute to increased rates of colonoscopy. Regular screenings can catch the disease at earlier, more treatable stages and can detect precancerous growths.

The Blue Star Trends public education campaign — named for the blue star that symbolizes colon cancer awareness — will include magazine, television and radio ads, as well as a cancer awareness walk, free screenings, a book signing and a gala event. For details, visit cccr.sc.edu.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Advertisement

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

member benefit aarp financial service auto insurance

AARP® Auto Insurance Program from The Hartford offers members no-cost quotes.

membership benefit financial college aarp

Advice on saving for education from AARP® College Savings Solutions from TIAA-CREF.

AARP Credit card from Chase

Members can earn 3% cash back on purchases with the AARP® Credit Card from Chase.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Rewards for Good

Your Points Balance:

Learn More

Earn points for completing free online activities designed to enrich your life.

Find more ways to earn points

Redeem your points to save on merchandise, travel, and more.

Find more ways to redeem points

Advertisement