Get Screened South Dakota!

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

Health & Wellbeing  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 …

New Year, New Goals, Life Reimagined

New Year, New Goals, Life Reimagined

Posted on 12/22/2013 by | AARP MT Region | Comments

Health & Wellbeing I know that for so many of us this time of the year is synonymous with business-as-not-usual. For a variety of reasons, whether it be the holidays, or the family time, or the craziness of shopping and gift giving, this “most wonderful time of year” is different from any other. For many people it is a time to take in the big picture of life, see where we’ve come, and figure out where we’re going. Or better yet, where we …

You’re Covered– With a Little Help from the Affordable Care Act

You’re Covered– With a Little Help from the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz, Vice President of Health at AARP in the Education and Outreach group John Hodgman, a sharp-witted comedian who occasionally appears on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” took a decidedly unfunny turn on Twitter on Oct. 1, the day the Health Insurance Marketplace went online. “Young people: sign up for healthcare. Take it from me –YOU ARE NOT IMMORTAL,” Hodgman urged his Twitter followers. Regardless of your age or current health, now that the Health Insurance Marketplace …

Rapid City Information Center Hosts ACA Briefing

Posted on 10/28/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Open Enrollment on the insurance Marketplace for the Affordable Care Act is now underway.   So what’s that mean? If you get your insurance through your workplace, or you have private health insurance, open enrollment is the time each year you get to review your coverage and make sure your plan still meets your medical needs, or you have the opportunity to switch to different plan that better meets the health needs for you and your family.   For the first …

The Eye Of The Tiger

The Eye Of The Tiger

Posted on 10/27/2013 by | AARP MT Region | Comments

Health & Wellbeing In my very first blog post a few months ago I cited my favorite Kierkegaard-ism about life only being understood looking backwards, but having to be lived forwards. I’ve been giving this some thought during the last week as I really try to imagine something different. No, no time machines under construction here, and I really don’t want to turn the paradigm around by living life backwards. But gosh darn it, I AM talking about the ubiquitous quandary of how we understand life …

Help for Caregivers

Help for Caregivers

Posted on 10/21/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Most caregivers, whether family or friends, are unpaid, but that’s not to say their contributions aren’t valuable.  In fact, the value of uncompensated care in America tops $450Billion each year. A recent episode of AARP Live ,  a monthly call in program which airs on RFD-TV,  highlighted the important role caregivers play and provided resources and information to support caregivers. The program featured Peter Rosenberger,  president of “Standing with Hope.”  He talked briefly about his involvement in building prosthetic limbs …