Sandwich Generation

— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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— Connecting to the Internet in a public space like a coffee shop, the library or an airport is a wonderful modern convenience, but it comes with significant risk. Public Wi-Fi is never private, so we’re asking for your help in preventing Wi-Fi fraud! How it works:    Fraudsters have come up with a number of ways to steal information from you or attack your computer while you are on public Wi-Fi. New hacking tools that are available free online make …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

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— Scammers have come up with yet another way to get people to part with their hard-earned money. This time they are getting people to buy iTunes gift cards and share the code on the back of the card. How it works:   A scammer will call, claiming to be from the IRS and that you will be arrested if you don’t pay back taxes immediately. The caller will tell you to purchase an iTunes gift card and put the amount …

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— South Dakotans can learn about the latest techniques scam artists use by attending an AARP Fraud Watch Network event this summer. A series of these events will be held in nine cities across the state in July and August. AARP South Dakota is sponsoring the events in cooperation with the state Attorney General’s Office and the South Dakota Better Business Bureau. Trained volunteers will explain how to stay safe and secure online. Attendees also will learn what to do if …

Lighten the Load Tech_BakiBG

— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. …

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— If you’re a 50+ job seeker, what’s the first thing you should do? Don’t miss our interactive webinar “Target, Conquer & Focus: Getting Back to Work” Tuesday, June 14th at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT!  Holly Brack — National Program Coordinator at AARP Foundation with over 20 years of experience teaching job search skills — will help you learn how to target your job search, conquer the job application, focus on yourself and stay strong. She’ll be joined by Back to …

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— Con artists don’t care how hard you’ve worked.  They steal billions from Americans like you every year!  But you can learn how to fight back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. AARP South Dakota, in conjunction with the South Dakota Attorney General’s office and the South Dakota Better Business Bureau, will be hosting free fraud watch network presentations across the state this summer.  Anyone of any age is welcome to participate*. You can learn how to protect your identity and your pocketbook from …

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— In 2015, there were over 3,000 reported complaints of interstate moving fraud. The offenses include taking goods hostage, overcharges, loss and damage, and insurance issues. How it works:   Rogue movers typically give you a low estimate over the phone or online without ever seeing the goods you want moved. Once your items are on their truck, they demand more money. They force you to pay more if you want your goods back. What you should know:   Redflags that …

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— A new state law that takes effect July 1 will broaden the definition of elder abuse and strengthen protections for adult victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Chief Justice David Gilbertson of the South Dakota Supreme Court asked legislators in 2015 to take action on what he called a “silver tsunami” of elder abuse. More than 600 cases were reported to state authorities last year, and experts say that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Nationwide, about 1 in 14 …