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Stress-Busting for Family Caregivers

Posted on 09/9/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Stress-Busting Program Offered for Family Caregivers A new service is available in South Dakota to assist family caregivers who are balancing work, life, family and friends.   The new, statewide, caregiver outreach program called CAREgivers by Active Generations offers education, coping skills, stress management, referrals and support groups. The service is free and confidential to anyone in South Dakota. One of the services provided in the Sioux Falls area is a stress-busting program for family caregivers. The next 9-week class begins …

Honor 9/11 Anniversary with Celebration of Service

Posted on 09/9/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

AARP Volunteers, Staff Remember 9/11 with Celebration of Service As America pauses to remember the events of September 11, 2001, AARP South Dakota staff and volunteers will join together to serving the community. As part of AARP’s Annual Celebration of Service and the National Day of Service and Remembrance, volunteers from the AARP South Dakota Sioux Falls chapter and the Sioux Falls Retired Teachers will bake, package and deliver treats for Sioux Falls firefighters and law enforcement officers on Thursday, …

Put Your Small Business Plans into Action

Posted on 08/10/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

AARP, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and Life Reimagined invite you to a live webinar that will help you put your small business plans into action. You will get advice form experts and hear about their experiences, whil learning about programs and resources available through AARP, SBA and Life Reimagined.  From writing your business plan to seeking start-up capital, this is information you can use. If you’ve ever dreamed about being your own boss, not is your chance to make …

AARP Sioux Falls Supports Efforts to Cap Payday Lending Rates

Posted on 08/5/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

AARP South Dakota supports an effort underway to cap payday, car title, and installment loans at an annual interest rate of 36%, and is part of the coalition, South Dakotans for Responsible Lending, which is currently collecting signatures to get the initiated measure placed on the election ballot in 2016. “Many older South Dakotans are on fixed incomes and are more vulnerable to the debt-trap of unscrupulous lending practices,” said Sarah Jennings, state director for AARP South Dakota. “These types …

South Dakota Family Caregivers Provide $1 Billion in Unpaid Care

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers Family caregivers in South Dakota provided 79 million hours of care—worth an estimated $1 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual …

Fighting Fraud

Posted on 06/5/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Con artists will stop at nothing to get their hands on your hard earned money.  To help you fight fraud and keep your money where it belongs – in your pocket- we’ve teamed up with the South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley to bring you alerts about frauds and scams happening right here in South Dakota. Sign up to receive alerts via email, or call us at 1-866-542-8172 to receive monthly alerts via phone.  We’ll share timely tips and information …