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South Dakotans can worry a little less about identity theft, thanks to a new law backed by AARP South Dakota.
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Nearly 100 advocates from 18 different communities and every corner of our state gathered in Pierre Tuesday for AARP South Dakota's annual Lobby Day at the Capitol.  Many attendees took the opportunity to speak with their local lawmakers about the issues that are important to South Dakotans age 50+ including increased access to care, support for family caregivers and expanded consumer protections.
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The end of week 3 marks the deadline for bills to be submitted for the 2018 South Dakota legislative session.  With more than 400 bills filed so far this year, the legislature has already surpassed the total number of bills filed in 2017 (390).
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AARP South Dakota advocates will hit the ground running Jan. 9, when the legislature convenes for a session that lasts only eight weeks. AARP staff and volunteers will be in Pierre throughout the session, holding lawmakers accountable on issues that affect constituents age 50-plus.
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AARP South Dakota is encouraging members who care about health care, financial security, caregiving and other hot-button issues to become e-activists.
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A new state law allows a court to grant authority over online banking, credit card and social media accounts to a conservator of a vulnerable person or an executor of an estate.
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Under a new state law supported by AARP South Dakota, certified nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives will have more flexibility to serve patients in rural and underserved areas.
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The 2017 legislative session has officially come to a close!
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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.
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