— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger South Dakota for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us! To register, click the links below or call 1-844-227-9304.

— Find out more about this issue at AARP’s second in a series of free webinars. Social Security – Why It Pays to Wait Tuesday, June 27, 2019, 6 p.m. CT When it comes to getting the biggest monthly Social Security check, timing can be everything. That’s why learning about when to claim your retirement benefits is so important. Attend AARP’s free interactive webinar to have your questions answered and learn about the critical difference between retirement age and “full” retirement …

— The AARP Block Party is returning for the 79th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally! Find our indoor booth on Main Street in downtown Sturgis during the first weekend of the rally, August 2-4. We’ll have games, prizes and an opportunity to give back to our local community that won’t cost you anything! Plus, AARP members who stop in will get a special gift. We’ve got all kinds of fun up our sleeve – you won’t want to miss it! This is …

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 6 p.m. CT No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

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— 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 …

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— 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 South Dakota is helping residents stay active this summer by organizing a series of local hikes and sponsoring a statewide bicycle tour. In conjunction with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department, AARP is planning three hikes through state parks. Learn about the great outdoors and state history while on guided tours with park rangers. Bike riders can participate in the annual Ride Across South Dakota, a seven-day journey through some of the state’s most scenic spots. AARP …

— 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 …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— As tax season wraps up, AARP South Dakota will host a series of free events across the state aimed at preventing identity theft. The AARP Fraud Watch Network sessions will teach residents ways they can protect themselves from the latest scams. The events are free and open to the public. Space is limited, so registration is required. The first session will be in Rapid City, on Tuesday, April 23, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Holiday Inn-Rushmore Plaza. Other …