AARP Fights ID Theft and Fraud in South Dakota

AARP Fights ID Theft and Fraud in South Dakota

Posted on 01/6/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Press AARP is mounting a local campaign to fight identity theft and fraud through its Fraud Watch Network. Identity theft and other forms of fraud pose a serious threat in South Dakota. Fraud and scams cause billions in loses every year. That is why AARP South Dakota is partnering with Attorney General Marty Jackley to fight back. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is designed to give South Dakotans access to information to help protect them and their families from theft and …

Supporting Rancher Relief Efforts

Supporting Rancher Relief Efforts

Posted on 11/21/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Press In an effort to help South Dakota ranchers recover from a devastating early October blizzard, AARP South Dakota donated $10,000 to the South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund. “Seeing so many of our neighbors affected by the loss of livestock and their livlihood is heartbreaking,” said Sarah Jennings, state director for AARP South Dakota. “The ranchers impacted by the early season snow storm are hard working people who depend on their livestock for both their short and long-term financial security. Through …

Rapid City Information Center Hosts ACA Briefing

Posted on 10/28/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Press Open Enrollment on the insurance Marketplace for the Affordable Care Act is now underway.   So what’s that mean? If you get your insurance through your workplace, or you have private health insurance, open enrollment is the time each year you get to review your coverage and make sure your plan still meets your medical needs, or you have the opportunity to switch to different plan that better meets the health needs for you and your family.   For the first …

Making Sense of Health Care

Making Sense of Health Care

Posted on 10/18/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Press Whether you have health insurance, no coverage at all, or you get health coverage through Medicare, it can be hard to make sense of it all, and upcoming changes. “Health care and especially health care coverage  is complicated,” said Sarah Jennings, State Director for AARP South Dakota. “It’s important for consumers to understand current health care issues,  any changes that are being implemented right now, and any proposed changes that are being discussed by our leaders in Congress.” AARP South …

Community Connections

Community Connections

Posted on 09/16/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Press Isolation is a social problem that affects nearly one in five older Americans. But technology may be a way to combat isolation among older adults.  AARP Foundation selected Sioux Falls as a pilot community to put ipads to in the hands of local seniors to help them connect with their community and increase social engagement. The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society will implement the pilot program this fall at four of its Sioux Falls locations including Creekside Apartments, Meadowstone Apartments, …

Happy Birthday, Social Security

Posted on 08/14/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Press As Social Security turns 78, AARP South Dakota is emphasizing the critical role Social Security plays in the lives of South Dakotans.  Social Security provides  an average monthly retirement benefit of $1,100 to 153,500 people in South Dakota, and contributes billions to the state’s economy. “South Dakotans count on Social Security benefits earned through a lifetime of hard work,” said Sarah Jennings, state director for AARP South Dakota.  ”Since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the legislation creating Social Security, it …