Use of AARP Name, Logo in Campaign Ads not Authorized

Posted on 10/31/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy AARP: Use of Association’s Name, Logo in Campaign Ads Not AuthorizedAssociation does not endorse candidates in any political races Upon learning of its name and logo appearing in campaign ads in the race for United States Senate, AARP is issuing the following statement by Sarah Jennings, State Director for AARP South Dakota.   “AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. “While candidate for U.S. Senate, Rick Weiland, was employed by AARP in 2002 and …

Your Voice. Your Vote.

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

Advocacy 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 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 …

Sioux Falls Transportation Directory

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy Almost a year ago AARP South Dakota hosted a two-day brainstorming session for ways to improve transportation in Sioux Falls.  City leaders and non-profit organizations came together to discuss short and long-term transportation challenges and concerns.  One of the ideas that came out of the meeting was to create an all in one directory of transportation services in Sioux Falls. After months of discussion and hard work, a new directory of specialized transportation services has been published for the Sioux Falls …

Keeping an eye out for scams in South Dakota

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

Advocacy   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 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 …