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On May 19, tune into a live TV show with former con man and identity theft expert Frank Abagnale who will answer YOUR questions! If you’ve seen the blockbuster movie Catch Me if You Can, you’ll know Frank Abagnale was the ultimate con man who ran sophisticated scams around the world before being caught and convicted. For over four decades, he’s been working with the FBI as a fraud expert and educator. Now, Abagnale is working with the AARP Fraud …

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AARP South Dakota has recently undergone an exciting transition and is excited to welcome two new staff members, in addition to State Director, Erik Gaikowski, announced last month. Leah Miller has been promoted to Associate State Director of Communications and Outreach and will direct member communications, community outreach and media relations across South Dakota. Miller has proven herself a valuable and enthusiastic member of the AARP SD team since last fall when she began working as the Communications Specialist. She …

Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care. Join SingFit Co-Founder Andy Tubman, a music therapist who is an expert on music and the brain, for a free interactive webinar presented by AARP titled, “Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers.” …

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From finding a job to making the most of your work day, AARP will present free a webinar titled Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers: The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker,”  Tuesday May 10th. Sharon Emek, Founder and CEO of Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) and former professor at Rutgers, will give you tips on teleworking, help you avoid work-from-home scams and find reputable employers who are hiring teleworkers. She’ll be joined by AARP North Carolina volunteer Stan C. Kimer …

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On a free pubic network or even at home, using public Wi-Fi means you’re potentially sharing your credit card numbers, passwords and other personal information with the world, leaving yourself vulnerable to criminals.  With cybercrime costing Americans $800 million last year, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is urging you to Watch Your Wi-Fi.  A new video from AARP highlights the risks. How It Works: You connect to free public Wi-Fi at the gym, a hotel or maybe a coffee shop.  …

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AARP members will be featured guests at a baseball game Friday, June 24, at Sioux Falls Stadium, also known as the Birdcage. A minor league game between the Sioux Falls Canaries and Laredo Lemurs will be the setting for the third annual “AARP Night at the Canaries.” Members may buy tickets for themselves and guests for $15 each, a $10 discount. Tickets get fans a seat, access to the right-field party deck, known as the Grand Slam, and all the …

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Many South Dakotans soon may have easier access to health care, thanks to a new state law allowing nurses to practice across state lines and consult with patients over the Internet or by phone. Telemedicine makes it easier for people in remote locations to get medical assistance. The law updates the state’s Nurse Licensure Compact to improve care for patients in rural or underserved areas. South Dakota has fewer primary care physicians per resident than the national average. AARP backed …

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AARP in Rapid City helped to protect hundreds of South Dakotans from identity theft with Shred Fest 2016 yesterday at the Rushmore Mall. Community members, hauling old personal and financial documents, began lining up 45 minutes before the free event began.  Over the course of four hours, A to Z Shredding Company securely destroyed 12,469 pounds – over 6 tons – of sensitive information. Volunteers from the Rapid City Cobblers high school football team were on hand to help bear …

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When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here. [Photo credit: …

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Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]