Elderly and Disabled Tax Refund Application Accepted Through July 1

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-03T10:32:00-04:00">May 3, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-19T10:34:11-04:00">March 19, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/south-dakota/">South Dakota</a></span></div></section> </div>

AARP South Dakota is encouraging eligible senior citizens and disabled individuals to make time before July 1 to apply for an annual refund of their sales or property tax. “As property values appreciate over time, property tax also increases. Since many of South Dakota’s seniors live on fixed incomes, this tax quickly becomes one of the most burdensome,” explained Erik Gaikowski, AARP South Dakota State Director. “This appropriation provides tax relief to some of South Dakota’s most vulnerable citizens, making …

AARP SD Promotes Active Aging this Summer!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-01T09:00:00-04:00">May 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-19T10:29:14-04:00">March 19, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/south-dakota/">South Dakota</a></span></div></section> </div>

Active aging is one way you can maintain your strength and stamina, and improve overall health! Plus, it’s great opportunity to get out and explore more of your community! This summer, AARP SD is helping members across the state stay active with guided local hikes and statewide discounts! AARP has teamed up with the SD Department of Game, Fish and Parks to help you learn more about some of the most beautiful areas of our state! Sign up for one …

AARP Presents ‘Les Miserables’ at the Washington Pavilion June 13

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-13T17:08:00-04:00">April 13, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-08T18:02:21-04:00">March 8, 2019</time> by AARP South Dakota

AARP is proud to work with the Washington Pavilion to help connect our members with entertaining and educational offerings all throughout the year! This Spring, AARP in Sioux Falls is sponsoring a production of the Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables on Thursday, June 13. Directly following it’s acclaimed Broadway return, Les Miserables will come to Sioux Falls to entertain audiences with seven shows over the five day run.  With many beloved songs and an beautifully artistic set, this show is sure to …

AARP SD Launches 3rd Annual Operation: Stop Scams Tour

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-26T09:00:00-04:00">March 26, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-08T17:08:10-04:00">March 8, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/south-dakota/">South Dakota</a></span></div></section> </div>

Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. Helping South Dakotans fight back against fraud is a priority for AARP South Dakota and that’s why this month we are hosting the third annual Operation: Stop Scams Tour. As tax season comes to a close, join AARP volunteers at free fraud seminars and shredding events in communities across South Dakota. FREE DRIVE THRU SHREDDING SERVICES These events are free and open to the public. Registration and/or AARP membership is not required to attend. Please …

Sioux Falls is First SD Community to Join AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-19T10:11:13-04:00">March 19, 2019</time> by AARP South Dakota

Sioux Falls is the newest member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities – the first South Dakota community to earn the honor. As a member, Sioux Falls gains access to global resources and information on age-friendly best practices, models of assessment and implementation, and the experiences of towns and cities around the world. The Age-Friendly Network was launched in 2012 and operates under the auspices of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program. Its purpose is to help …

South Dakota 2019 Legislative Session: Week Nine Wrap Up

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-08T09:00:00-04:00">March 8, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-08T09:36:00-04:00">March 8, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/south-dakota/">South Dakota</a></span></div></section> </div>

With week nine in the books, we have officially completed the last full week of South Dakota’s 2019 legislative session.  We spent this week wrapping up our work in the Capitol and looking ahead to the priorities that have been laid out for 2019. This week, we testified in support of three bills which we have been following throughout the legislative session: On Monday, AARP South Dakota testified in favor of House Bill (HB) 1099.  HB 1099 is a caregiver …

Money Matters for People of All Ages: Thursday, April 4

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-08T08:30:00-04:00">March 8, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-14T17:39:45-04:00">March 14, 2019</time> by AARP South Dakota

AARP in Sioux Falls is excited to be partnering again with Active Generations and Frontier Bank to present the 9th Annual Money Matter for All Ages Seminar on Thursday, April 4. The event will feature various free 45-minute seminars, running throughout the day (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), on topics that are relevant to every stage of life!  Some of the featured content will include: Retirement Planning Identity Theft Social Security Overview Reasonable Home Adaptations Long Term Care Insurance Downsizing …

South Dakota 2019 Legislative Session: Week Eight

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-01T07:21:32-04:00">March 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-01T09:49:12-04:00">March 1, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/south-dakota/">South Dakota</a></span></div></section> </div>

The month of March is officially upon us and AARP South Dakota’s work for you continues in Pierre. We have only one full week of the 2019 SD Legislative Session remaining so we spent much of this week following up on ongoing legislation. On Thursday, AARP South Dakota testified, again, in favor of House Bill (HB) 1050 this time before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As you’ll recall, House Bill 1050 revises certain provisions regarding the use and possession of credit card scanning …

South Dakota 2019 Legislative Session: Week Seven

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-02-22T11:54:52-04:00">February 22, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-22T12:58:19-04:00">February 22, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/south-dakota/">South Dakota</a></span></div></section> </div>

Week seven is a busy and important week each year in the SD legislature. It is the final week for a bill to  pass out of the committee in it’s chamber of origin. This means a bill has to have been given a favorable recommendation in the first committee so it can be heard on the chamber floor before crossover day. “Crossover Day” is Monday, and marks the last opportunity for a bill originating in the House to move to …

South Dakota 2019 Legislative Session: Week Six

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-02-15T08:00:00-04:00">February 15, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-15T09:35:10-04:00">February 15, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/south-dakota/">South Dakota</a></span></div></section> </div>

We have had a busy week as we prepare for the President’s Day holiday – and there is still more work to do! House Bill (HB) 1050, which revises certain provisions regarding the use and possession of scanning devices (skimmers), was up for consideration in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.  AARP South Dakota testified in favor of this consumer protection bill.  As you likely know, fraudsters attach scanning devices, or skimmers, to ATM machines and outdoor pumps at gas …