2014 South Dakota Grandparent Essay Contest Winner

Posted on 05/12/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Home & Family | South Dakota Congrats to the 2014 South Dakota Retired Teachers – AARP Grandparent Essay contest winner, Sam Olson. The 5th grader, from Madison, South Dakota wrote the top essay among 1511 submissions across the state from more than 40 participating schools.   The essays were judged by members of the South Dakota Retired Teachers Association represented by 14 units across the state. Olson received $250 and a recognition plaque for his winning essay about his grandfather, Dick Wire, also of Madison. The award …

Play Ball! Discounted Tickets for Canaries Game

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | My Community | South Dakota AARP members in South Dakota will enjoy a special night of baseball June 27 in Sioux Falls. AARP Night at the Canaries will feature the minor league Sioux Falls Canaries playing the rival St. Paul (Minn.) Saints. The game will be played at Sioux Falls Stadium, also known as the Birdcage. AARP has reserved two enclosed, 30-person suites with outdoor viewing porches. AARP also has reserved 100 seats in front of the suites. AARP members may buy a ticket for …

Want to be your own boss?

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Money & Work | South Dakota April is Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month!  Mentor Month is part of an effort by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP to provide a range of resources this year to thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners over the age of 50. Saturday, April 26TH  The Sioux Falls SCORE Chapter will be conducting a workshop, “Starting Your Own Business:  Practical Advice from SCORE”, Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the South Dakota Technology Business Center (I-29 …

Why I Volunteer

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

South Dakota | Volunteering Why I Volunteer – by Kevin Kavanaugh, AARP SD Executive Council Member There’s nothing more satisfying in life than knowing that you are making a difference – either in your chosen career, or as a volunteer. Besides bringing meaning to life, volunteering your time and talents can also provide these benefits: Staying active and involved. People who get up off the couch and do something are healthier both physically and mentally, and have a much happier outlook on life. Meeting …

Get Screened South Dakota!

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

Health & Wellbeing | South Dakota  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 …

AARP SD working on transportation issues

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | South Dakota AARP South Dakota is continuing to work on transportation issues for seniors in Sioux Falls and all of South Dakota. AARP South Dakota continues to serve on the Sioux Falls Transit Task Force.  As this year long work group nears the end of its work, there has been a lot of progress made on education programs regarding Fixed-Route Service in Sioux Falls, reducing the reliance on paratransit ridership and improving coordination among non-profits in Sioux Falls that offer transportation services. …