AARP SC asks Governor McMaster to reconsider lifting State of Emergency

A group that represents many seniors in South Carolina is asking the governor to reconsider lifting the State of Emergency. AARP of South Carolina Director Teresa Arnold released a statement asking the governor not to lift the declaration because of the effect it will have on those still struggling from the economic impact of the pandemic.

AARP: SC Assisted living facilities coronavirus death rate highest among other states

New study shows SC long term care facilities COVID-19 deaths rate tops other states

Image: AARP Logo Columbia, SC (WOLO)  — A nationwide study found that a higher rate of South Carolinians who live in long-term care facilities are dying more than in any other state. According to AARP for every 100 nursing home residents across the country,  South Carolina accounts for 5.8 cases of COVID-19,  1.2 deaths related to the virus. The study…

City of Columbia partners with AARP for ‘Frauds and Scams’ workshop for seniors

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Are you interested in protecting your private information from identity thieves?  The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is partnering with AARP for a series of free workshops on topics including frauds and scams, financial literacy and more. The first workshop is set for Wednesday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Busby Street Community Center,…