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 …

How Would You Handle a Vehicle Breakdown?

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Uncategorized By Julie E. Lee It’s the peak time of year when the elements can wreak havoc on our roadways and vehicles, giving us the least ideal driving conditions. However, your vehicle can also break down in the most pristine conditions or shortest of drives. Whether your vehicle is having a mechanical failure, an overheated engine, or a flat tire, it’s important to know what to do in case it does break down. Hopefully it never happens, but if it does, …

10 Ways to Save on Health Care Costs

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Uncategorized By Nicole Duritz How many of us are still sticking to our New Year’s resolutions to live healthier? I, for one, have good intentions, but I’ve been struggling to get to the gym as often as I want. What has motivated me recently is getting a greater understanding of how a healthier me can lead to big savings in health care costs. AARP’s Health Care Costs Calculator can help you understand what your health care costs will be in retirement …