AARP South Dakota

News and events for the 50+ and their families in the Rushmore State
We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when people are self-isolating, the website connects you to support in your community. It also enables you to join or organize your own online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19.
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The spread of the coronavirus across our country has created a very stressful environment for all Americans and especially older people and those with underlying health conditions who are at heightened risk. During these difficult days, I want to assure you that AARP is actively engaged in our nation’s response to the outbreak, and we are working hard to help our members, their families and broader community understand how to protect themselves.

Some of the steps we are taking include:
MAR 16, 2020
We’re writing with an important message to let you know that we have canceled our external events until further notice. This includes all fraud and shredding events previously promoted as part of our Operation: Stop Scams tour in April. While convening events is a core part of our mission, we have changed our approach in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
APR 1, 2020
The 2020 Census is almost here. Be ready to spot and avoid census scammers by signing up now for our free webinar. You’ll learn the kinds of questions census workers will—and won’t—ask, what kinds of census scams are out there and how to report them.
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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!
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Resources for updates, home health visits, food banks, grocery access and meal delivery.
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The month of March is upon us which means we are nearing the end of South Dakota's 2020 legislative session!
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Milbank, a town of more than 3,000 residents in the northeastern region, has joined Sioux Falls as the second municipality in South Dakota to become a part of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.
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There are just two weeks left in the 2020 South Dakota legislative session but our work is not done! Just yesterday, we hosted a live telephone town hall with South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem to discuss expanding high-speed internet access in South Dakota. To learn more about this issue and listen to a recording of the call, click here.
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Following the celebration of President’s Day, the action in the legislature will be fast and furious for the next few weeks!
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Attend our free webinar and discover the hows, whats and whens of Medicare.
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One of the most common scams is government impostors, where you may get a phone call, an email, or a visit to your home from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service or some other government agency. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission recently reported victims lost nearly $153 million to government impostor scams in 2019 – a staggering amount.
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With Week 5 in the books, we have reached the half way point of the 2020 South Dakota legislative session.
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Think you’re behind schedule on planning and saving for retirement? Don’t worry. No matter where you are today, AARP has simple tips and tools that can help you get or stay on track.
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