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 …

AARP Live on RFD-TV

Posted on 06/11/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Fraud | Money & Work  Online romance scams are on the rise. Scammers set up fake profiles on dating sites and social networks in order to gain your trust and acquire sensitive information. They will pose as thoughtful, caring individuals with the hidden intent to scam you out of money. The FBI estimates that Americans lost $82 million to online dating fraud during the last six months of 2014. Losses from these scams rose 61% between 2011 and 2013, which is why it is important …

Fighting Fraud

Posted on 06/5/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Fraud Con artists will stop at nothing to get their hands on your hard earned money.  To help you fight fraud and keep your money where it belongs – in your pocket- we’ve teamed up with the South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley to bring you alerts about frauds and scams happening right here in South Dakota. Sign up to receive alerts via email, or call us at 1-866-542-8172 to receive monthly alerts via phone.  We’ll share timely tips and information …