AARP South Dakota

Sarah Jennings

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AARP Thanks Sioux Falls First Responders on #911Day

Posted on 09/11/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

I had just left a staff meeting when I stopped at a tv on the way back to my desk and saw the footage of the planes hitting the World Trade Center. I worked on Capitol Hill at the time so the next hour or so is a blur – it was controlled chaos as we all evacuated the Senate Office Buildings and tried to hook up with friends on the crowded streets around the Capitol while continuing to try …

South Dakota Legislative Action: Medicaid, Property Tax Relief for Seniors

Posted on 02/8/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Week 5 of the 2013 South Dakota State legislative session is in the books, and I want to thank Roger Schafer, a volunteer from Sioux Falls, for taking time out of his busy life to help at the Capitol earlier this week — volunteers make everything we do better!  In terms of legislative activity, I was pleased that the Legislature took action on two priority issues for AARP South Dakota this week.  First, the House State Affairs Committee killed HB1244 which would have prohibited …

AARP South Dakota Takes “You’ve Earned a Say” to Every County!

Posted on 11/12/2012 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

10, 069 miles… Hundreds of gallons of E85… 66 county visits… 66 AARP Prize Patrol winners… 7825 pounds of food donated to local food banks… and Thousands of thoughts, opinions and ideas!   THANK YOU, SOUTH DAKOTA!  When we started our You’ve Earned a Say “66 County Road Trip” last May, the AARP South Dakota Team hoped to hear ideas from you and your neighbors about what should be done to strengthen Social Security and Medicare for current and future …