— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 6 p.m. CT / 5 p.m. MT Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 24, 2017 at 6 p.m. CT …

— Take a virtual tour and learn how to make every room safer. April 12, 2017 6 p.m. CT / 5 p.m. MT Are you a family caregiver? If so, don’t miss Home Safe Home, a virtual room-by-room makeover tour on how to make every room in your home safer for loved ones. And stay tuned as caregiving author Sherri Snelling and livable communities expert Karen Kafantaris answer your questions from the studio. What will you learn? Dozens of smart solutions …

— The 2017 legislative session has officially come to a close! AARP South Dakota advocates made your voice heard in Pierre, helping to pass legislation that will improve access to care in rural and underserved communities and supporting legislation that make the tough job of managing a loved ones’ estate a little bit easier.   They also protected the will of the people by keeping payday lenders out of our state and improving financial security for low income South Dakotans. This year …

— It’s March which means we are nearing the end of the 2017 South Dakota legislative session! This week the South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS) bills, House Bill (HB) 1016, 1017 and 1018 were signed into law by Governor Daugaard. To recap of these bills, revisit our week two blog. Over the last week of session, the bills AARP South Dakota amended to preserve Initiate Measure 21, which capped pay day lending rates at 36%, will be resolved.  On Monday, HB 1090 will …

— Fun new way for South Dakotans to learn job search skills, family caregiving advice and how to stay safe online. Can you sell yourself to a potential employer in the time it takes to ride an elevator? Take the awkwardness out of the conversation when you’re helping a loved one plan for the future? Keep yourself safe from a hacker or handle the four toughest questions you’ll ever face in an interview? Introducing AARP’s new interactive videos that put you in …

— South Dakotans who want to learn how to better use their cellphones and tablets or who would like help with demystifying social media can sign up for AARP Technology Education and Knowledge (TEK) classes. Following a series of popular TEK courses in Sioux Falls and Pierre, the state office is planning to host classes in communities throughout the state based on requests. TEK courses can introduce participants to smartphones and tablets, privacy settings on Facebook, and how to stay safe …

— AARP in Sioux Falls hosted over 230 AARP members and guests at a fun red carpet event last Friday night to celebrate the Oscars and to discuss the importance of Medicare in South Dakota. Volunteers shared great information about why Medicare is important to them, and how turning the program into a voucher system could hurt low-income seniors in our state. More that half of the attendees took action – filing out 129 petitions that have been sent to Congress, urging them to …

— Week 7 of the 2017 South Dakota legislative session was marked by crossover day on Thursday.  Crossover day is the last day for a bill or joint resolution to pass its house of origin. Also on Thursday, AARP South Dakota testified in support of adopting House Bill (HB) 1080, the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (UFADAA).  With AARP South Dakota’s support, HB 1080 has passed through the House of Representatives and has been placed on the Senate Consent …

— Did you know, if you buy something on Amazon.com,* you’re not necessarily buying directly from Amazon.com? Our Fraud Watch Network helpline recently worked with a buyer who was scammed by a third-party seller on Amazon.com. She ultimately got her money back, but she could have saved herself substantial time and efforts had she been armed with the following tips from AARP Fraud Watch Network! What You Should Know:   In addition to selling products from its store, the retail giant …