Want to be your own boss?

Want to be your own boss?

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Money & Work | South Dakota April is Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month!  Mentor Month is part of an effort by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP to provide a range of resources this year to thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners over the age of 50. According to a recent AARP survey, “Staying Ahead of the Curve 2013:  AARP Multicultural Work and Career Study,” 15 percent of workers 45-74 are self-employed.  Additionally, 13 percent of those who are current wage and salary workers say …

Why I Volunteer

Why I Volunteer

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

South Dakota | Volunteering Why I Volunteer – by Kevin Kavanaugh, AARP SD Executive Council Member There’s nothing more satisfying in life than knowing that you are making a difference – either in your chosen career, or as a volunteer. Besides bringing meaning to life, volunteering your time and talents can also provide these benefits: Staying active and involved. People who get up off the couch and do something are healthier both physically and mentally, and have a much happier outlook on life. Meeting …

Get Screened South Dakota!

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | South Dakota  The South Dakota Council on Colorectal Cancer and the South Dakota Cancer Registry have released the 2014 colorectal cancer monograph, Colorectal Cancer in South Dakota.  To view the report, please see http://getscreened.sd.gov/registry/ under the Data & Publications tab. Diet and physical activity are the most important environmental influences on colorectal cancer. Choices made every day can improve a person’s general health. The following changes in diet and lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer: Be physically active every day …

AARP SD working on transportation issues

AARP SD working on transportation issues

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | South Dakota AARP South Dakota is continuing to work on transportation issues for seniors in Sioux Falls and all of South Dakota. AARP South Dakota continues to serve on the Sioux Falls Transit Task Force.  As this year long work group nears the end of its work, there has been a lot of progress made on education programs regarding Fixed-Route Service in Sioux Falls, reducing the reliance on paratransit ridership and improving coordination among non-profits in Sioux Falls that offer transportation services. …

Discover Good Eats in Sioux Falls

Discover Good Eats in Sioux Falls

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Events | South Dakota Good food, good people, good times!  AARP in Sioux Falls is helping you discover all the delicious possibilities in Downtown South Falls a sponsor of the fourth annual Downtown Sioux Falls Restaurant Week! It kicks off on Friday, April 4th staring 16 top restaurants with a newly released menu at a value price. Participating restaurants include: Bros Brasseries Americano, Chedd’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese, CH Patisserie, Coffea, Cookie Jar, Crawford’s Bar & Grill, Elements on 8th, Falls Overlook Café, K’s, Leonardo’s …

Milbank Volunteer Receives Top Honors

Milbank Volunteer Receives Top Honors

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

South Dakota | Volunteering The Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award for community service.  This award symbolizes an individual’s power and ability to make a difference in the lives of others.  This award also acts as a symbol to the public that we can all work together for positive social change. AARP has long valued the spirit of volunteerism and the important contributions volunteers make to their communities, neighbors, and the programs they serve. Recipients across the …