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 | South Dakota | 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 | South Dakota | 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 …

Election Season is here (almost)!

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | South Dakota As we enter mid-August and with Dakotafest, the South Dakota State Fair and Labor Day quickly approaching; we are officially entering election season. Next month, AARP will launch its 2014 Voters Guide with some information and background about South Dakota’s statewide candidates. In the meantime, here’s a list of the South Dakota candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and Governor: U.S. Senate Gordon Howie – IND Larry Pressler – IND Mike Rounds – REP Rick Weiland – DEM U.S. House …

Sioux Falls Transit Task Force Report

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | South Dakota Over the last year, AARP South Dakota State Director, Sarah Jennings, has served on the Sioux Falls Transit Task Force (the Task Force).  The Task Force was put together by city leaders to address transportation challenges in the growing city.  The goals of the Task Force are to reduce paratransit costs, increase fixed-route services, foster a community-based collaboration for funding a coordinated non-profit transportation effort, develop a transit travel training program and provide a long-term financial status report to the …