Here Fishy, Fishy!

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

Events | Home & Family | South Dakota Maybe your fishing tactics don’t work as well as Bert & Ernie’s and if that is the case, have no fear, you can join us at The Outdoor Campus during an open house on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 1:00pm-4:00pm and practice. Participate in a variety of workshops on everything from canoeing, to fishing and archery, outdoor cooking and a nature hike. Come enjoy the beautiful summer weather before we have to begin hibernation for winter. Bring a friend or …

School supply drive was a great success!

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

My Community | South Dakota | Volunteering Although the day was dreary and damp, that didn’t stop the outpouring of generosity from our community. We wanted to thank all who stopped by and donated school supplies to benefit The Banquet’s Project: S.O.S. A special thank you as well to our wonderful volunteers for serving up the best coffee in town and helping to gather the donations! Together we collected over 550 items for Project: S.O.S.! Supplies included everything from backpacks and markets to calculators and protractors. Another …

$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 …