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SDSU Extension Joins Forces to Address Brain Aging Myths

October 15, 2019

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, SDSU Extension and University of Illinois Extension will host a webinar titled “Senior Moments and Other Misnomers About the Aging Brain” on Friday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. MST/Noon CDT.

Older Adults, Health

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Your Money, Your Goals Program to Be Held in Brookings, Sioux Falls and Watertown

September 20, 2019

SDSU Extension will be hosting a Your Money, Your Goals program on October 1 at the Brookings Public Library, October 8 at the Sioux Falls Extension Regional Center, and November 5 at the Watertown Regional Library. Each program is open to the public, free of cost and will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Family Finances, Health, Older Adults

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Medicare Open Enrollment: October 15 – December 7

The annual enrollment period for Medicare is here. This is your opportunity to review your current plan and reevaluate your Medicare coverage.

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Strength Training for Older Adults

As one ages, they may experience physiological and functional declines that are associated with the loss of muscle mass and muscle function. Strength training is an activity that works to keep muscles strong and can be safe for both men and women of all ages.

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Governor Noem declares September 23 Falls Prevention Awareness Day

September 13, 2019

Falling is not a normal part of growing older. Falls cost our Nation an estimated $95,000 per minute in 2015, totaling $50 billion.

Health, Physical Activity, Older Adults

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Fall Prevention

Falling is not a normal part of growing older. View this collection of tips, programs and resources to help reduce the risk of falling for yourself or a loved one.

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Jan 10

Power of Women as AgVocates Conference @ Chamberlain

SDSU Extension will be hosting a conference on Jan 10-11, 2020 at 5:30 PM CDT at the Arrowhead Cedar Shore Conference Center (1500 Shoreline Dr., Oacoma, SD 57365).

Family Finances, Older Adults

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Free Difficult Conversation Lunch and Learn Webinar on September 11

August 26, 2019

Gerontologists from North Dakota State University Extension and SDSU Extension will host a Difficult Conversations webinar on Wednesday, September 11. The webinar begins at 11:00 a.m. MDT/Noon CDT. This webinar will discuss difficult conversations and strategies attendees can use to start the conversation with their loved ones

Older Adults

retired couple sitting on a park bench overlooking a bluff.

Aging Well Lunch and Learn Webinar to be held on August 14, 2019

July 26, 2019

The third webinar in a four-part series hosted by gerontologists from North Dakota State University Extension and SDSU Extension will take place on August 14, 2019. The webinar will begin at 11:00 a.m. MDT/Noon CDT. The webinar will discuss aging, how aging is different from disease, and barriers and strategies to aging well.

Older Adults

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Dakotas Housing Study Results Shed Light on Aging in Place

July 10, 2019

SDSU Extension and North Dakota State University Extension recently teamed up to conduct the Dakotas Housing Study, which showed that housing appropriate for successful aging in place is largely absent in both states. Over 600 people across North Dakota and South Dakota participated in the study.

Older Adults, Health