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 – …

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Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Home and community based services can help elderly or disabled individual continue to live independently in their own homes and communities.   These services can often include home health care or help managing medications, assistance with house hold tasks or personal care like bathing and dressing, or transportation to and from appointments or community events and activities. The South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) Division of Adult Services and Aging is asking for your help in completing a short survey …

AARP Live on RFD-TV

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Disaster rarely gives you a heads up, and can take many unexpected forms. Everyone should have a plan of action, but some Americans can be particularly vulnerable during times of uncertainty. It’s important to keep this in mind when forming an effective plan, and to consider your personal needs. Disaster preparation is more than storing water and food, and every situation requires a different solution. On our recent episode of  AARP Live, our panel of experts shared important information to help you and your loved …

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

Community | Health & Wellbeing 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 …