Livable Communities

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Five South Dakota organizations received grants from AARP as part of a record-breaking year the nationwide Community Challenge Grant program.
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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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AARP volunteers from across the state will gather in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to help make South Dakota communities more livable for residents of all ages.
Local communities receive money to complete quick action community projects.
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South Dakotans age 50-plus will make their voices heard on issues important to them during AARP’s annual day at the capitol.
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Communities across South Dakota are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages.
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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’.
It’s home improvement season, and to help members age in place, AARP South Dakota is offering information on how to make a home safe and comfortable at any age.
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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!
AARP Community Challenge
AARP South Dakota is excited to announce a local winner of the AARP Community Challenge, which aims to create change at the community-level. The winning project comes from NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources in Rapid City, SD.  The project was one of 89 grants funded nationally through the AARP Community Challenge grant competition and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017.
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