Learn About Long-term Care Options

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

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | South Dakota 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 …

Your Voice. Your Vote.

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

Advocacy | Events | South Dakota 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 | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | South Dakota 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 | South Dakota 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 …

$2 Discount to the SD State Fair with a Non-Perishable Food Donation

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | Community Engagement | Comments

Events | South Dakota Join AARP South Dakota, AARP Foundation and Drive to End Hunger in our fight against hunger. You can donate a non-perishable item in the collection barrels at any gate on Labor Day at the State Fair and receive $2.00 OFF your daily gate admission, which is 40% off the normal price! Where: Any Gate, South Dakota State Fair – Huron, SD When: Monday, September 1, 2014 7am-10am All donations will support Feeding South Dakota which is a hunger relief organization …

Keeping an eye out for scams in South Dakota

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | Community Engagement | Comments

Advocacy | South Dakota   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 …