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SD Attorney General Warns of Disaster Scams

Posted on 05/13/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Con artists are opportunists.  In the wake of the recent Delmont tornado disaster, South Dakota state officials are warning of potential unscrupulous contractors.  The South Dakota Attorney General’s Office distributed the following warning: Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety urge Delmont tornado victims to proceed with caution when moving into the recovery phase of this disaster. Residents will understandably be eager to have new construction or the necessary work done to their damaged property. …

Survey Highlights Need for Support for Caregivers

Posted on 05/6/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

  AARP Survey Reveals Experiences and Opinions of Voters 45+ on Family Caregiving Survey shows strong support for proposals to help family caregivers when loved ones are hospitalized, transition home  Findings of an AARP South Dakota statewide survey highlights South Dakota family caregiver experiences, challenges and needs. The survey recognizes and supports the important role an estimated 147,000 South Dakotans play throughout the year as family caregivers. Their unpaid work and assistance makes it possible for their parents, spouses or …

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 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 …