AARP South Dakota

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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 …

Want to be your own boss?

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

April is Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month!  Mentor Month is part of an effort by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP to provide a range of resources this year to thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners over the age of 50. Saturday, April 26TH  The Sioux Falls SCORE Chapter will be conducting a workshop, “Starting Your Own Business:  Practical Advice from SCORE”, Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the South Dakota Technology Business Center (I-29 …

Why I Volunteer

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Why I Volunteer – by Kevin Kavanaugh, AARP SD Executive Council Member There’s nothing more satisfying in life than knowing that you are making a difference – either in your chosen career, or as a volunteer. Besides bringing meaning to life, volunteering your time and talents can also provide these benefits: Staying active and involved. People who get up off the couch and do something are healthier both physically and mentally, and have a much happier outlook on life. Meeting …

Get Screened South Dakota!

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

 The South Dakota Council on Colorectal Cancer and the South Dakota Cancer Registry have released the 2014 colorectal cancer monograph, Colorectal Cancer in South Dakota.  To view the report, please see under the Data & Publications tab. Diet and physical activity are the most important environmental influences on colorectal cancer. Choices made every day can improve a person’s general health. The following changes in diet and lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer: Be physically active every day …