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Feb 12

Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation webinar

Who do you trust with your money? The people mostly likely to commit acts of financial elder abuse might surprise you.

Older Adults

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Webinar to be Hosted by SDSU Extension on Jan. 8

December 31, 2019

SDSU Extension and NDSU Extension are partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a webinar titled, “The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s.” The free webinar will take place on Jan. 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. MT/Noon CT.

Older Adults, Health

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Advanced Directives: Planning How We Want to Live

Advanced directives are legal documents that we can create to provide instructions about medical care we receive, if we are ever not able to communicate our wishes. There are two kinds of legal documents used to communicate these wishes: living wills or medical power of attorney.

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Conversations that Matter: Advance Care Planning for Rural Families

A booklet to help teach others about advance care planning.

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SDSU Extension to Host Estate and Transition Planning Conference on January 10-11 in Oacoma

December 03, 2019

SDSU Extension will host the Power of Women as AgVocates Conference on Jan. 10 - 11, at the Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort and Conference Center in Oacoma. The theme of the conference is “The Power of Advocating: Estate and Transition Planning – The Difficult Conversations.”

Family Finances, Older Adults

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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