Seeking Tax Prep Volunteers in South Dakota

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

Local Resources 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 About Long-term Care Options

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

Local Resources 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 …

Transportation, Medicaid Focus of Regional Meeting on Aging

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

Local Resources 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 …

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 …