Volunteering That Fits Your Interests

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources Want to give back to your community? It’s now easier for AARP members to volunteer. AAAP is collaborating with the Helpline Center to help fill needs for volunteers in the Sioux Falls area. Matching volunteers with civic needs is among the services of the Helpline Center, a nonprofit that provides community information, referral and crisis-line services to people in need. “We help volunteers find opportunities that are right for them. We help match their skills, interests and abilities so that …

Caregiving Educational Session

Posted on 06/4/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Local Resources Many of us will one day either need a caregiver, or become one.  But what are your options, and how to you access support and services when you need them?  The best time to find out is well before you need the help. The South Dakota Department of Social Services and SHIINE (Senior Health Information and Insurance Education) are offering a complimentary lunch while you learn how to access support and service options available in your community through the South …

FREE Tax Prep and Assistance

Posted on 02/3/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Local Resources As the saying goes, there are only two guarantees in life, death and taxes.    There’s not much we can do about the former, but as for getting your taxes done,  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers can help. More than 150 volunteers across the state, at a dozen locations listed below are now providing free tax preparation and assistance for taxpayers with low to moderate income.  In 2012, South Dakota volunteers served more than 9300 people and filed more than 6,000 electronic …

AARP Fights ID Theft and Fraud in South Dakota

Posted on 01/6/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Local Resources AARP is mounting a local campaign to fight identity theft and fraud through its Fraud Watch Network. Identity theft and other forms of fraud pose a serious threat in South Dakota. Fraud and scams cause billions in loses every year. That is why AARP South Dakota is partnering with Attorney General Marty Jackley to fight back. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is designed to give South Dakotans access to information to help protect them and their families from theft and …

Hunger Action Month

Posted on 09/3/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Local Resources Did you know one in eight South Dakotans is food insecure – meaning they don’t have enough – or nutritious enough food to eat?  In South Dakota,  nearly 20% of the 50+ population lives below the poverty line – earning less than $1600 each month. Many of those individuals, are part of the 9 million people 50 and older in America, who face the risk of hunger. They’re our friends, our neighbors, our family, and they don’t want to be …

Great Place, New Face!

Posted on 07/15/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Local Resources My South Dakota Adventure – by AARP South Dakota Interim State Director Hello, I’m Scott Musser, Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach at the Illinois AARP office, but for the month of July – I’m in South Dakota serving as the Interim State Director while Sarah Jennings is on renewal (a special sabbatical AARP offers employees). This is my first time in South Dakota, and I am really enjoying the opportunity to get to know and work with the …