State Economy Fueled Largely by Consumers Age 50+

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work Reversing the oft-held belief that an aging population is a burden, a recent report shows South Dakotans 50 and older make up 35 percent of the state’s population but account for 41 percent of its economic output. Prepared by Oxford Economics for AARP, the Longevity Economy report highlights economic activity supported by consumer spending in households headed by someone 50-plus. In South Dakota, people 50 and older account for 57 percent of consumer spending, totaling $14 billion, and support 52 …

South Dakota Rank High on Retirement List

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

AGE-FRIENDLY | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Travel South Dakota ranks eighth among top ten states for retirement. Have you been considering retirement? If you’re looking for a new start, consider South Dakota one of your best options. According to a Bankrate.com survey, the state ranks eighth among the top ten states for retirement. The low tax burden – the third-lowest in the country – is a major selling point for those looking to save money. If the state’s low tax burden is not appealing enough, it also …

2015 Legislative Wrap-Up

Posted on 03/17/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy AARP South Dakota Legislative Wrap-Up 2015 South Dakota Legislative Session The main run of the 2015 South Dakota Legislative Session has ended and here are some of the issues AARP South Dakota worked on during the session that impacts the 50+ population in South Dakota. Elder Abuse Task Force AARP South Dakota worked to pass Senate Bill 168 which establishes an Elder Abuse Task Force. The task force will bring together state leaders to address this issue which comes in …

SD Legislative Update Week 8

Posted on 03/6/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy March is here and the 2015 South Dakota legislative session is winding down.  A number of issues AARP South Dakota has been working on for you have had resolution this week. There will be an Elder Abuse Legislative Task Force this summer!  Senate Bill 168 has passed through the House and Senate and will receive the Governor’s signature.  The AARP South Dakota Fraud Watch Network has been a key resource in providing input and information on this bill.  AARP South …

SD Legislative Update Week 7

Posted on 03/2/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing Week 7 of the 2015 South Dakota legislative session was marked by crossover day on Wednesday.  Crossover day is the last day for a bill or joint resolution to pass its house of origin. AARP South Dakota is asking you to keep the pressure on our legislature to act on Medicaid expansion during the 2015 session.  Please contact  your legislators and tell them to support Medicaid expansion which would offer lifer-altering health care coverage to tens of thousands of our …

Showcasing 19 Prominent Local Boomers

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Events By Rob Swenson AARP South Dakota has teamed up with photographer Rod Evans to recognize 19 boomers—one born during each year from 1946 to 1964—for contributions to the Sioux Falls community. Nominations were solicited for “The Boomer List: Sioux Falls,” and winners were selected by a committee. KELOLAND, a CBS affiliate, will air a documentary about the list at 6:30 p.m. March 5. After that, there will be a link to the program at aarp.org/siouxfalls. Evans’ museum-quality portraits of the …