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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.


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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Oct 21

2021 Purposeful Retirement Virtual Bookclub

North Dakota State University Extension and South Dakota State University Extension will be hosting an online book club beginning Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. CST/ 10 a.m. MST.

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Oct 21

Sustaining the Legacy @ Rapid City

Join South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension and industry professionals for a 2-day Estate Planning and Farm Succession Conference.

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Nov 05

November Self-Care Series

Join South Dakota State University Extension Health and Wellness Specialists for a weekly self-care opportunity during the months of February, May, August and November.