$2 Discount to the SD State Fair with a Non-Perishable Food Donation

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | South Dakota | Comments

Events | South Dakota Join AARP South Dakota, AARP Foundation and Drive to End Hunger in our fight against hunger. You can donate a non-perishable item in the collection barrels at any gate on Labor Day at the State Fair and receive $2.00 OFF your daily gate admission, which is 40% off the normal price! Where: Any Gate, South Dakota State Fair – Huron, SD When: Monday, September 1, 2014 7am-10am All donations will support Feeding South Dakota which is a hunger relief organization …

Keeping an eye out for scams in South Dakota

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | South Dakota   As you know this year we have made a commitment here in South Dakota to keep you all posted of scams affecting our community not only from a National perspective, but also right here in our home state. Recently we have received reports from Pierre and Sioux Falls that scammers are calling people offering a free medical alert device and mentioning AARP. If you receive this phone call, please know it is a scam, and the best thing to …

Election Season is here (almost)!

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | South Dakota As we enter mid-August and with Dakotafest, the South Dakota State Fair and Labor Day quickly approaching; we are officially entering election season. Next month, AARP will launch its 2014 Voters Guide with some information and background about South Dakota’s statewide candidates. In the meantime, here’s a list of the South Dakota candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and Governor: U.S. Senate Gordon Howie – IND Larry Pressler – IND Mike Rounds – REP Rick Weiland – DEM U.S. House …

Sioux Falls Transit Task Force Report

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | South Dakota Over the last year, AARP South Dakota State Director, Sarah Jennings, has served on the Sioux Falls Transit Task Force (the Task Force).  The Task Force was put together by city leaders to address transportation challenges in the growing city.  The goals of the Task Force are to reduce paratransit costs, increase fixed-route services, foster a community-based collaboration for funding a coordinated non-profit transportation effort, develop a transit travel training program and provide a long-term financial status report to the …

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.