Showcasing 19 Prominent Local Boomers

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Events By Rob Swenson AARP South Dakota has teamed up with photographer Rod Evans to recognize 19 boomers—one born during each year from 1946 to 1964—for contributions to the Sioux Falls community. Nominations were solicited for “The Boomer List: Sioux Falls,” and winners were selected by a committee. KELOLAND, a CBS affiliate, will air a documentary about the list at 6:30 p.m. March 5. After that, there will be a link to the program at aarp.org/siouxfalls. Evans’ museum-quality portraits of the …

How Would You Handle a Vehicle Breakdown?

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Uncategorized By Julie E. Lee It’s the peak time of year when the elements can wreak havoc on our roadways and vehicles, giving us the least ideal driving conditions. However, your vehicle can also break down in the most pristine conditions or shortest of drives. Whether your vehicle is having a mechanical failure, an overheated engine, or a flat tire, it’s important to know what to do in case it does break down. Hopefully it never happens, but if it does, …

10 Ways to Save on Health Care Costs

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Uncategorized By Nicole Duritz How many of us are still sticking to our New Year’s resolutions to live healthier? I, for one, have good intentions, but I’ve been struggling to get to the gym as often as I want. What has motivated me recently is getting a greater understanding of how a healthier me can lead to big savings in health care costs. AARP’s Health Care Costs Calculator can help you understand what your health care costs will be in retirement …

Be Aware of Tax Identity Theft

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | Uncategorized By: Deborah Banda Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. And with tax season upon us, con artists are stealing Social Security numbers to file for fraudulent tax refunds. It’s a big problem. To date, the IRS has identified around 15 million false tax returns alone. For more information on the latest trends in tax identify theft, check out AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. And you can also view targeted information and a special video devoted to tax identity theft awareness …

South Dakota Legislative Update: Week 6

Posted on 02/20/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing After the long Holiday weekend, week 6 of the 2015 South Dakota legislative session has been filled with activity that impacts AARP South Dakota members. The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, Senate Bill 63, passed through the House Health and Human Services committee and will head to the floor of the House of Representatives.  Please contact the House member in your district and ask for support of the bill.  AARP South Dakota continues to support the Compact because it is a …

South Dakota Legislative Update: Week 5

Posted on 02/13/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing As we approach Valentine’s Day, we’ve also reached the halfway mark of the 2015 South Dakota legislative session. This week, House Bill 1189, which provides an appropriation to offer a sales or property tax refund to low income elderly and disabled South Dakotans passed the South Dakota House of Representatives and moves over to the Senate for consideration. House Bills 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010 and 1011 have passed the House and Senate and go to the Governor for signature. These …