Fraud Alert: Avoid Disaster Scams

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Fraud Disasters can bring out the best in people—and the worst. As many prepare for, or recover from, destruction caused by storms, tornadoes – such as the recent Delmont, SD tornado, and floods—look out. After natural disasters, unlicensed contractors and scammers often come into affected areas promising quick repairs at discount prices. What does it look like? Commonly called “wildcatting”, supposed repair workers blitz impacted neighborhoods, hoping to ensnare frazzled homeowners. They may say something like, “We are really busy right …

Grow Local! Give Local! Near You!

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP | Community | Local Resources A new program offered by AARP will help provide the opportunity for AARP Members (and those who choose to become members) who own small, local businesses to provide discounts and offers to other AARP Members and their families in Sioux Falls, SD while supporting a local non-profit. AARP Member to Member Local Offers will bring together small business owners who are AARP members and customers who are also members.  Participating businesses–which must be brick and mortar stores, no larger than a …

AARP SD on SF Ridership Committee

Posted on 05/13/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Community As you know, over the last few years AARP South Dakota has been focused on addressing transportation obstacles and opportunities for seniors in South Dakota.  Starting this month, AARP SD will serve on the Sioux Falls Sioux Area Metro (SAM) Ridership Committee.  Sioux Falls continues to be a growing, diverse community and a strong transit system will be an important service for the city now and into the future.  AARP South Dakota served on the Sioux Falls Transit Task Force in 2014 and …

SD Attorney General Warns of Disaster Scams

Posted on 05/13/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Fraud Con artists are opportunists.  In the wake of the recent Delmont tornado disaster, South Dakota state officials are warning of potential unscrupulous contractors.  The South Dakota Attorney General’s Office distributed the following warning: Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety urge Delmont tornado victims to proceed with caution when moving into the recovery phase of this disaster. Residents will understandably be eager to have new construction or the necessary work done to their damaged property. …

Survey Highlights Need for Support for Caregivers

Posted on 05/6/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Local Resources | Press   AARP Survey Reveals Experiences and Opinions of Voters 45+ on Family Caregiving Survey shows strong support for proposals to help family caregivers when loved ones are hospitalized, transition home  Findings of an AARP South Dakota statewide survey highlights South Dakota family caregiver experiences, challenges and needs. The survey recognizes and supports the important role an estimated 147,000 South Dakotans play throughout the year as family caregivers. Their unpaid work and assistance makes it possible for their parents, spouses or …

Sioux Falls, Rapid City Rank High on Livability Index

Posted on 04/21/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Sioux Falls, Rapid City Rank High on AARP Livability Index AARP Bulletin explores most livable neighborhoods and cities for making friends, staying healthy The AARP Public Policy Institute is launching the AARP Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. People, policy makers and the private sector can use the Livability Index to measure how their location – down to the neighborhood level – …