AARP South Dakota

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Learn About Long-term Care Options

Posted on 09/22/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

If you, a family member, friend or co-worker would like to find out more about long-term care, the costs related to it, how to plan for long-term care needs, what Medicare and Medicaid will cover and how the Long-Term Care Partnership Program can help you, now is your chance. Since September 2007, the State of South Dakota has worked to educate and inform citizens through FREE education sessions open to the public. These sessions provide the information you need today …

Your Voice. Your Vote.

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

The Fall-like weather brings back football, changing leaves, and of course, kicks the election campaign season in to high gear.  Your voice matters, and AARP can help you make informed choices before you head to the polls November 4th.  There are a number of ways to learn where the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to you and your family. AARP South Dakota is proud to join with South Dakota Public Broadcasting and the South Dakota News Paper …

Transportation, Medicaid Focus of Regional Meeting on Aging

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

The Regional Aging Council (RAC) of Northeast South Dakota hosted a legislator forum on September 4 in Aberdeen.  Eight area state legislators along with seven candidates this Fall attended the event which gave RAC members a great opportunity to interact with their local leaders. AARP South Dakota has been working with RAC in recent years to address transportation challenges for seniors in the 12 county RAC area and was invited to participate the forum.  AARP South Dakota State Director Sarah …

Fighting Fraud County by County

Posted on 06/12/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Whether it’s over the phone, through the mail, online or even at your door, scam artists are out there and they are looking for new ways to get you and your loved ones to open your wallets.   This summer, no matter where you live in South Dakota, you can learn how to outsmart the con artists, and arm yourself against the weapons of fraud. Starting this June, AARP volunteers will hold educational sessions in every county in the state- all …

Caregiving Educational Session

Posted on 06/4/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Many of us will one day either need a caregiver, or become one.  But what are your options, and how to you access support and services when you need them?  The best time to find out is well before you need the help. The South Dakota Department of Social Services and SHIINE (Senior Health Information and Insurance Education) are offering a complimentary lunch while you learn how to access support and service options available in your community through the South …

2014 South Dakota Grandparent Essay Contest Winner

Posted on 05/12/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Congrats to the 2014 South Dakota Retired Teachers – AARP Grandparent Essay contest winner, Sam Olson. The 5th grader, from Madison, South Dakota wrote the top essay among 1511 submissions across the state from more than 40 participating schools.   The essays were judged by members of the South Dakota Retired Teachers Association represented by 14 units across the state. Olson received $250 and a recognition plaque for his winning essay about his grandfather, Dick Wire, also of Madison. The award …