2014 Long Term Care Scorecard

Posted on 06/30/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | South Dakota In June, AARP released a state-by-state Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard.  This is a follow-up to the initial scorecard AARP release in 2011.  South Dakota’s ranking was slightly higher than the previous scorecard and does a good job of details our state’s strengths and challenges.  Not surprisingly, South Dakota ranks very high in Quality of Life and Quality of Care.  Specifically, the percent of adults with disabilities in the community are satisfied or very satisfied with life.  South Dakota’s rate of employment …

Fighting Fraud County by County

Posted on 06/12/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Events | Money & Work | South Dakota Whether it’s over the phone, through the mail, online or even at your door, scam artists are out there and they are looking for new ways to get you and your loved ones to open your wallets.   This summer, no matter where you live in South Dakota, you can learn how to outsmart the con artists, and arm yourself against the weapons of fraud. Starting this June, AARP volunteers will hold educational sessions in every county in the state- all …

Caregiving Educational Session

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

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

Making South Dakota Healthy

Posted on 05/19/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Events | South Dakota On May 13, AARP South Dakota sponsored the spring Healthy South Dakota stakeholders meeting.  We are pleased to support an organization that focuses on healthy nutrition and physical activity for all South Dakotans. The spring meeting started with a presentation from Sanford officials and their fitCare program.  There are so many options available to kids, seniors and adults to track their physical activity.  AARP South Dakota appreciates the efforts of all our health partners in South Dakota to tackle these …

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 …