AARP SD working on transportation issues

AARP SD working on transportation issues

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

Advocacy 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. …

AARP SD 2014 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

AARP SD 2014 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy AARP South Dakota Legislative Wrap-Up 2014 South Dakota Legislative Session The main run of the 2014 South Dakota Legislative Session has ended and here are some of the issues AARP South Dakota worked on during the session that impacts the 50+ population in South Dakota. Consumer Protection AARP SD supported consumer protection bills brought by the SD Division of Insurance and SD Attorney General.  The Attorney General (AG) provisions addressed consumer protection laws that had not been updated since their …

Make Our Community Stronger

Make Our Community Stronger

Posted on 03/12/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy Shape our city – Your views can help make Sioux Falls even stronger.  There are a number of ways you can have a say in the future of our community including being an informed voter on the upcoming mayoral, city council and school board elections as well as several ballot questions.  You can attend forums and work groups to share your vision for planning the cities future.  Or, you can make our community better by chipping in, and lending a …

AARP South Dakota Week 8 Legislative Update

AARP South Dakota Week 8 Legislative Update

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy The 2014 South Dakota legislative session is winding down but there are still a number of issues AARP South Dakota is working on for you. Consumer protection legislation continues make its way through this legislative session.  With AARP South Dakota’s support, House Bill (HB) 1054 has passed the Senate and the House of Representatives and is on its way to Governor Daugaard for his signature.  HB 1054 is part of a series of bills to come from the South Dakota …

Social Security Keeps Many Out of Poverty

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy Social Security keeps more than a third (36.5 percent) of South Dakotans age 65 and older out of poverty, according to a new report from the AARP Public Policy Institute. About 8 percent in that age group live in poverty even with Social Security income. About half of state residents 65-plus rely on Social Security for at least 50 percent of their family income, and 1 in 5 relies on Social Security for at least 90 percent of family income. …

Consumer Protection Measures Move Forward in Pierre

Consumer Protection Measures Move Forward in Pierre

Posted on 02/27/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy Week 7 of the South Dakota 2014 legislative session was marked by crossover day on Tuesday.  Crossover day is the last day for a bill or joint resolution to pass its house of origin.  Senate Bill (SB) 44, which establishes a revolving loan fund through the state for nursing homes, was passed out of the Senate.  If established, the revolving loan fund would provide a potential funding resource for nursing homes to finance capital improvements and equipment upgrades.  SB 44 …