Volunteering That Fits Your Interests

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Local Resources | South Dakota | Volunteering Want to give back to your community? It’s now easier for AARP members to volunteer. AAAP is collaborating with the Helpline Center to help fill needs for volunteers in the Sioux Falls area. Matching volunteers with civic needs is among the services of the Helpline Center, a nonprofit that provides community information, referral and crisis-line services to people in need. “We help volunteers find opportunities that are right for them. We help match their skills, interests and abilities so that …

Learn How to Recognize and Outsmart Scammers

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Money & Work | South Dakota In South Dakota, AARP will host a Fraud Watch workshop in each of the state’s 66 counties by the end of the year. The schedule includes July 15 events in Parker and Canton; July 21 in Yankton and Vermillion; and July 22, Dakota Dunes. For a complete list, go to aarp.org/sd. For additional resources, go to aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork.  

2014 Long Term Care Scorecard

Posted on 06/30/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | South Dakota In June, AARP released a state-by-state Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard.  This is a follow-up to the initial scorecard AARP release in 2011.  South Dakota’s ranking was slightly higher than the previous scorecard and does a good job of details our state’s strengths and challenges.  Not surprisingly, South Dakota ranks very high in Quality of Life and Quality of Care.  Specifically, the percent of adults with disabilities in the community are satisfied or very satisfied with life.  South Dakota’s rate of employment …

Fighting Fraud County by County

Posted on 06/12/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Events | Money & Work | South Dakota Whether it’s over the phone, through the mail, online or even at your door, scam artists are out there and they are looking for new ways to get you and your loved ones to open your wallets.   This summer, no matter where you live in South Dakota, you can learn how to outsmart the con artists, and arm yourself against the weapons of fraud. Starting this June, AARP volunteers will hold educational sessions in every county in the state- all …

Caregiving Educational Session

Posted on 06/4/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | South Dakota Many of us will one day either need a caregiver, or become one.  But what are your options, and how to you access support and services when you need them?  The best time to find out is well before you need the help. The South Dakota Department of Social Services and SHIINE (Senior Health Information and Insurance Education) are offering a complimentary lunch while you learn how to access support and service options available in your community through the South …

Making South Dakota Healthy

Posted on 05/19/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Events | South Dakota On May 13, AARP South Dakota sponsored the spring Healthy South Dakota stakeholders meeting.  We are pleased to support an organization that focuses on healthy nutrition and physical activity for all South Dakotans. The spring meeting started with a presentation from Sanford officials and their fitCare program.  There are so many options available to kids, seniors and adults to track their physical activity.  AARP South Dakota appreciates the efforts of all our health partners in South Dakota to tackle these …