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Free Concert for Caregivers

Posted on 04/20/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cmcleer/" title="Posts by Cathy McLeer" rel="author">Cathy McLeer</a> | AARP South Dakota |

Join AARP Oklahoma at the Invisible Nations Sunday Concert Event, Hosted by AARP, KOSU, The Spy’s Ryan LaCroix, and Invisible Nations multi-media journalist Allison Herrera. At AARP we know being a caregiver is one of the most important roles you will have in your lifetime. AARP is hosting a relaxing oasis for caregivers during the concert event to just get away and have fun. Stop by our AARP Caregivers Hospitality Lounge complete with free chair massages, refreshments, and gourmet pizza …

Beware the Grinch & Holiday Scams!

Posted on 11/25/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cmcleer/" title="Posts by Cathy McLeer" rel="author">Cathy McLeer</a> | AARP South Dakota |

With the holiday giving season approaching, a new survey from the AARP Fraud Watch Network found that 70% of consumers failed a quiz about how to stay safe from common holiday scams, and many are regularly engaging in risky behaviors which could leave them at risk of being victimized by con artists. Our report, “Beware the Grinch: Consumers At Risk of Being Scammed During the Holidays,” details AARP’s polling of consumers vulnerability to common holiday scams, including those related to …

Safer Streets for All

Posted on 11/12/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cmcleer/" title="Posts by Cathy McLeer" rel="author">Cathy McLeer</a> | AARP South Dakota |

A message from the State President – Dennis Eisnach With the clocks turned back an hour and skies getting darker earlier, we are reminded of how important safe and well-designed streets and crosswalks are to our community.  Tragically, one-fifth of children under age 14 killed in traffic crashes in 2013 were pedestrians.  Older adults are also extremely vulnerable, making up nearly 20% of pedestrian fatalities of all ages. It’s no surprise that nearly half of those AARP surveyed age 50 and older said they could not safely cross the main …

Poll Shows South Dakotans Age 50+ Support Capping Payday Loan Rates

Posted on 10/28/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cmcleer/" title="Posts by Cathy McLeer" rel="author">Cathy McLeer</a> | AARP South Dakota |

(Sioux Falls, SD)   A new poll commissioned by AARP South Dakota shows strong support among state residents age 50 and older to cap payday loans and auto title loans at 36%. The poll, conducted September 30, 2015 through October 8, 2015 shows nearly 2 in 3 (63%) South Dakotans strongly agree that the state should change the current law around payday and auto lender loans to stop allowing 500% or more APR’s (Annual Percentage Rate).   The survey also shows high …

Get Tips on Avoiding Holiday Scams on AARP Live

Posted on 10/14/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cmcleer/" title="Posts by Cathy McLeer" rel="author">Cathy McLeer</a> | AARP South Dakota |

The holidays are right around the corner and as your seasonal shopping kicks into high gear, so are the efforts of scammers working overtime to make your holiday anything less than jolly. From package delivery scams to counterfeit shopping sites and bogus charity pleas how do you survive the season of giving without being taken? Join the conversation on the next AARP Live and tell us how you fight fraud during the holidays.   AARP Oklahoma State Director, Sean Voskuhl, …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Needs You!

Posted on 10/6/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cmcleer/" title="Posts by Cathy McLeer" rel="author">Cathy McLeer</a> | AARP South Dakota |

AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of tax loving volunteers in South Dakota. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has volunteer opportunities for people at every level of experience who want to stay sharp while giving back. Tax volunteers will complete a tax preparation workshop from the Internal Revenue Service prior to working with taxpayers. There is also a need for …

Cost, Coverage, Convenience and Customer Service Count

Posted on 10/6/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cmcleer/" title="Posts by Cathy McLeer" rel="author">Cathy McLeer</a> | AARP South Dakota |

Medicare Open Enrollment begins soon.  This is the window of opportunity for anyone age 65 and older to review their Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan options and change plans if desired. “Medical needs can change from year to year and open enrollment provides an opportunity for Medicare beneficiaries to review their plans and ensure their existing plan still meets their needs,” said Sarah Jennings, state director for AARP South Dakota.  “If you like your plan and it meets your …

Stress-Busting for Family Caregivers

Posted on 09/9/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cmcleer/" title="Posts by Cathy McLeer" rel="author">Cathy McLeer</a> | AARP South Dakota |

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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cmcleer/" title="Posts by Cathy McLeer" rel="author">Cathy McLeer</a> | AARP South Dakota |

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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cmcleer/" title="Posts by Cathy McLeer" rel="author">Cathy McLeer</a> | AARP South Dakota |

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 …