Get to know AARP in Rapid City at Free Coffee Fridays!

Posted on 10/13/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Events | South Dakota | Volunteering Feels like fall!  What better way to warm up than with a FREE cup of coffee and some great conversation with friends.  Connect with AARP in Rapid City and get to know us, learn what we’re doing in the community and find out about opportunities to get involved at FREE Coffee Fridays. Every Friday, starting October 17 through November, AARP in Rapid City will host FREE Coffee Fridays at Black Hills Bagels from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Black Hills …

Seeking Tax Prep Volunteers in South Dakota

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Local Resources | South Dakota | Volunteering Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”   As 2014 winds down, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is gearing up for the upcoming tax season by recruiting volunteers.    Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a numbers whiz, or even an accountant to be a Tax-aide volunteer – you just need a good heart and willingness to help others! Last year nearly 150 volunteers in South Dakota alone help more than 10,200 taxpayers …

Learn How to Avoid Being Scammed

Posted on 09/26/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work | South Dakota Older adults are popular targets for scam artists who bilk Americans out of billions of dollars annually. AARP has been holding informational meetings in all of the state’s 66 counties to combat financial fraud. The meetings will culminate with a special session at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Callaway’s restaurant, 500 E. 69th St., Sioux Falls. Information about scammers and how people can protect themselves will be presented. Dinner will be provided. The meeting is free and open to the …

Learn About Long-term Care Options

Posted on 09/22/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | South Dakota If you, a family member, friend or co-worker would like to find out more about long-term care, the costs related to it, how to plan for long-term care needs, what Medicare and Medicaid will cover and how the Long-Term Care Partnership Program can help you, now is your chance. Since September 2007, the State of South Dakota has worked to educate and inform citizens through FREE education sessions open to the public. These sessions provide the information you need today …

Your Voice. Your Vote.

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Events | South Dakota The Fall-like weather brings back football, changing leaves, and of course, kicks the election campaign season in to high gear.  Your voice matters, and AARP can help you make informed choices before you head to the polls November 4th.  There are a number of ways to learn where the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to you and your family. AARP South Dakota is proud to join with South Dakota Public Broadcasting and the South Dakota News Paper …

Transportation, Medicaid Focus of Regional Meeting on Aging

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | South Dakota The Regional Aging Council (RAC) of Northeast South Dakota hosted a legislator forum on September 4 in Aberdeen.  Eight area state legislators along with seven candidates this Fall attended the event which gave RAC members a great opportunity to interact with their local leaders. AARP South Dakota has been working with RAC in recent years to address transportation challenges for seniors in the 12 county RAC area and was invited to participate the forum.  AARP South Dakota State Director Sarah …