— With spring just around the corner, home improvement season is upon us! Studies have found that nearly 90% of the people over the age of 65 want to remain in their homes and communities as they age and AARP wants to help make this dream a reality for more South Dakotans! Our HomeFit resources help you redesign your living space around your current needs and abilities. We have organizational tips and tricks as well as small projects that can help …

— AARP South Dakota believes that building community is about building connections. That’s why we’re helping to connect you to resources and fun happening across South Dakota.  Beyond the national benefits and discounts, AARP SD has local partnerships that can help you live a healthier life, try new things and explore more of our state has to offer. If you don’t think exploring at home when you think AARP, then you don’t know ‘aarp’! Get to know us: Free Coffee For …

— Community is all about feeling connected and what better way to connect with your community than over a cup of coffee?  AARP in Rapid City is working to foster those connections and provide a little extra value to our members in the Black Hills.  Every Monday from 7- 9 am stop by Black Hills Bagels on Mount Rushmore Road in Rapid City,  show your AARP card and we’ll buy your coffee!  You can get it to stay, or go.  No …

— AARP South Dakota is encouraging volunteers to help make their communities more attractive places to live, work and play—especially in rural areas. Most people want to remain in their homes as they age, but their ability to do so depends in part on the community. Does it have sidewalks and safe crosswalks? Transportation for those who don’t drive? Opportunities to connect with others? These are among the features that make a community livable. Want to get involved in this effort? …

— AARP South Dakota is excited to congratulate our 2017 South Dakota Grandparent Essay Award Winner, Emma Vandenbark, a 5th grader from the Colome Consolidated School District. Emma was recognized at the South Dakota Retired School Personnel (SDRSP) Convention in Deadwood, SD on Wednesday, May 3. Emma’s winning essay was written about her grandmother, Trena Vandenbark, and the way she inspires those around her to be the best versions of themselves.  “[Grandma Trena] teaches me that being unique is wonderful and …

— AARP in Sioux Falls hosted over 230 AARP members and guests at a fun red carpet event last Friday night to celebrate the Oscars and to discuss the importance of Medicare in South Dakota. Volunteers shared great information about why Medicare is important to them, and how turning the program into a voucher system could hurt low-income seniors in our state. More that half of the attendees took action – filing out 129 petitions that have been sent to Congress, urging them to …

— Hundreds of AARP members and guests in the Sioux Falls area are already looking forward to this year’s Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers on Dec. 17. The concert will feature the popular band, led by brothers Jeremy and Jon Hegg, known for its lush and rhythmic horn-band sound. Expect seasonal classics and some contemporary arrangements. A dessert reception for AARP members and guests will be held before the performance. “It has really become one of our premier events of …

— AARP South Dakota will sponsor candidate debates and bipartisan issue forums in October to help voters make informed decisions at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8. South Dakota Public Broadcasting will air the debates and forums as part of “South Dakota Focus,” a public affairs and news program that runs Thursdays at 8 p.m. Central/7 p.m. Mountain time. Viewers who have questions for the candidates can call in to the show at 800-456-0766. In addition to the presidential election and …