— 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.

— 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 …

— 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 …

— AARP South Dakota is keeping its members informed about where and how to have a good time. By connecting online, residents can find entertaining events in their area. Members can follow AARP South Dakota at aarp.org/sd or opt in to local emails by submitting their address at aarp.org/yes2emailSD. Users will receive timely messages about free local events, such as movie screenings in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. For those active on social media, AARP South Dakota is also sharing information …

South Dakota State Capitol in Winter

— South Dakotans age 50-plus will make their voices heard on issues important to them during AARP’s annual day at the capitol. Lawmakers will return to Pierre on Jan. 8 for the new legislative session, and AARP advocates will visit the Statehouse Tuesday, Jan. 29. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with their legislators one-on-one and explain their views on issues such as livable communities, financial security and support for family caregivers. Those issues are expected to be a central …

— Get into the holiday spirit with a series of local concerts throughout the state next month. AARP South Dakota will sponsor holiday shows in December. Members can receive discounted tickets to hear the Hegg Brothers, a local music duo, perform with their talented friends. The events will be held at the Rapid City Performing Arts Center on Dec. 7, Huron High School on Dec. 9, the Riggs High Theater in Pierre on Dec. 13 and the Washington Pavilion in Sioux …

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— More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 17,000 South Dakotans. The debilitating disease takes a serious toll on patients, family caregivers and the health care system. AARP South Dakota is sponsoring all of the Walks to End Alzheimer’s across our state and encouraging members to participate, volunteer or donate to an event near them. While there is no fee to register, the Alzheimer’s Association asks participants to set a fundraising goal and provides easy-to-use tools to …

— Bring your children, grandchildren and inner child to AARP in Aberdeen’s free family movie night on Friday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the AMC Aberdeen 9 Theaters. AARP will be screening Disney’s Coco, a musical celebration of family, ancestry, and culture. In the popular 2017 film, Miguel dreams of becoming a musician but faces a generations-old family ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, he finds himself in the colorful Land of the Dead where he unlocks the …

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— Hail, wind, fire and tornadoes can make the summer months a dangerous time to live in South Dakota. Unfortunately for many of us, when it comes to natural disasters it may not be a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’. Before a storm, we recommend you visit Ready.gov for resources that can help you prepare your family, home and community for a possible emergency. AARP Live on RFD-TV also hosts two live call-in shows per year on the topic of disaster preparedness. …

— 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 …