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Older Adults

Over the next 20 years, the number of adults over the age of 65 will increase dramatically. SDSU Extension is devoted to providing programing to equip South Dakota communities to meet the opportunities and challenges of an aging population.

Topics

Aging in Place

Resources to help older adults stay in their home and community for as long as they choose.

Aging Well

Build habits to maintain physical, mental, and social wellbeing, even when faced with difficulty or chronic disease.

Family Caregiving

Topics for people providing care and support to a person with complicated or chronic medical conditions or facing end-of-life decline.

Life Planning

Envision the future, establish goals and take steps to achieve the future you want for you and your family.

Featured Resources

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Housing Across the Life Span: Consumer knowledge, preferences, and barriers

The goal of this study was to understand perceptions of aging in place and identify next steps to remove barriers to successful aging in place.

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A Profile of Older South Dakotans

The increase in the number of older people (65+) in South Dakota is arguably one of the most significant social changes of our time.

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Aging Gracefully Expo - Planning Guide for Remote Locations

This guide includes expectations, planning timeline, checklist, evaluation tools, and other items to help with preparation for hosting the Aging Gracefully Expo in your community.

Upcoming Events

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Jan 19

Caregiver Learning Workshops: Understanding and Responding To Dementia-related Behaviors

NDSU Extension and SDSU Extension’s Caregiver Learning Workshop series will present a free webinar about understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior on January 19, 2023.

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Jan 24

Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing Workshop - Life Story Writing

SDSU Extension will host a 2023 Heirlooms: Creative Life Story Writing Workshop webinar about creative life story writing on Jan. 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. MT (12:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT).

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Feb 16

Caregiver Learning Workshops: Estate and Elder Law Planning

NDSU Extension and SDSU Extension’s Caregiver Learning Workshop series will present a free webinar about estate and elder law planning for family caregivers on February 16, 2023.

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Mar 16

Caregiver Learning Workshops: What Do Family Caregivers Need To Know About Medicare?

NDSU Extension and SDSU Extension’s Caregiver Learning Workshop series will present a free webinar about Medicare options for family caregivers on March 16, 2023.

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Apr 01

Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing Workshop - Obituary Writing

SDSU Extension will host a 2023 Heirlooms: Creative Life Story Writing Workshop webinar about obituary writing on April 1 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. MT (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT).

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Oct 05

Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing Workshop - Ancestor Writing

SDSU Extension will host a 2023 Heirlooms: Creative Life Story Writing Workshop webinar about ancestor writing on October 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. MT (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT).