Put Your Small Business Plans into Action

Posted on 08/10/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work AARP, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and Life Reimagined invite you to a live webinar that will help you put your small business plans into action. You will get advice form experts and hear about their experiences, whil learning about programs and resources available through AARP, SBA and Life Reimagined.  From writing your business plan to seeking start-up capital, this is information you can use. If you’ve ever dreamed about being your own boss, not is your chance to make …

AARP Sioux Falls Supports Efforts to Cap Payday Lending Rates

Posted on 08/5/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy AARP South Dakota supports an effort underway to cap payday, car title, and installment loans at an annual interest rate of 36%, and is part of the coalition, South Dakotans for Responsible Lending, which is currently collecting signatures to get the initiated measure placed on the election ballot in 2016. “Many older South Dakotans are on fixed incomes and are more vulnerable to the debt-trap of unscrupulous lending practices,” said Sarah Jennings, state director for AARP South Dakota. “These types …

South Dakota Family Caregivers Provide $1 Billion in Unpaid Care

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers Family caregivers in South Dakota provided 79 million hours of care—worth an estimated $1 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual …

Drive to Help

Posted on 07/9/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Local Resources | Money & Work | Uncategorized | Volunteering Drive to Help is asking drivers to lend neighbors a ride once a day, once a week or once a month. With the help of volunteer drivers, neighbors can continue living independently and get to where they need to go. “Drive to Help is an important new program that fits with AARP South Dakota’s on-going efforts to work with community leaders and partners to address transportation coordination and meet transportation demands for Sioux Falls as the city continues to grow,” said AARP South …

Fraud Watch Network Events

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Fraud | Uncategorized Scammers are hard at work coming up with new ways to steal your money.  The AARP Fraud Watch Network helps protect families against identity theft, scams and investment fraud with a wealth of resources to help you hold onto your hard earned money. This August, join AARP South Dakota at an AARP Fraud Watch Network event in a community near you. Anyone of any age is welcome to participate.  AARP membership is not necessary to attend. We’ll share tips to help you …

Here’s Help on How to Avoid Scams

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Fraud | Money & Work AARP is hosting events across the state in August to help South Dakotans guard against fraud. “Scam artists are out there, and they are looking for new ways to get you to open your wallet,” said Sarah Jennings, AARP state director. “We are fighting back by offering information consumers can use to protect themselves.” AARP Fraud Watch Network events are presented by trained volunteers who know all about the latest scams. The sessions provide first-hand accounts from victims, insights into …