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Sioux Falls, Rapid City Rank High on Livability Index

Posted on 04/21/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Sioux Falls, Rapid City Rank High on AARP Livability Index AARP Bulletin explores most livable neighborhoods and cities for making friends, staying healthy The AARP Public Policy Institute is launching the AARP Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. People, policy makers and the private sector can use the Livability Index to measure how their location – down to the neighborhood level – …

Share your thoughts

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Home and community based services can help elderly or disabled individual continue to live independently in their own homes and communities.   These services can often include home health care or help managing medications, assistance with house hold tasks or personal care like bathing and dressing, or transportation to and from appointments or community events and activities. The South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) Division of Adult Services and Aging is asking for your help in completing a short survey …

South Dakota Rank High on Retirement List

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

South Dakota ranks eighth among top ten states for retirement. Have you been considering retirement? If you’re looking for a new start, consider South Dakota one of your best options. According to a Bankrate.com survey, the state ranks eighth among the top ten states for retirement. The low tax burden – the third-lowest in the country – is a major selling point for those looking to save money. If the state’s low tax burden is not appealing enough, it also …

SD Legislative Update Week 8

Posted on 03/6/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

March is here and the 2015 South Dakota legislative session is winding down.  A number of issues AARP South Dakota has been working on for you have had resolution this week. There will be an Elder Abuse Legislative Task Force this summer!  Senate Bill 168 has passed through the House and Senate and will receive the Governor’s signature.  The AARP South Dakota Fraud Watch Network has been a key resource in providing input and information on this bill.  AARP South …

SD Legislative Update Week 7

Posted on 03/2/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Week 7 of the 2015 South Dakota legislative session was marked by crossover day on Wednesday.  Crossover day is the last day for a bill or joint resolution to pass its house of origin. AARP South Dakota is asking you to keep the pressure on our legislature to act on Medicaid expansion during the 2015 session.  Please contact  your legislators and tell them to support Medicaid expansion which would offer lifer-altering health care coverage to tens of thousands of our …

South Dakota Legislative Update: Week 6

Posted on 02/20/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

After the long Holiday weekend, week 6 of the 2015 South Dakota legislative session has been filled with activity that impacts AARP South Dakota members. The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, Senate Bill 63, passed through the House Health and Human Services committee and will head to the floor of the House of Representatives.  Please contact the House member in your district and ask for support of the bill.  AARP South Dakota continues to support the Compact because it is a …