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Sep 13

Purposeful Retirement Virtual Book Club

NDSU Extension and SDSU Extension will host an online purposeful retirement book club beginning Sept. 13, 2022 at 11 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. MDT).

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Jul 09

2022 Heirlooms: Creative Life Story Writing Workshops @ Spearfish

SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Humanities Council will host an in-person Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing Workshop on July 9, 2022 at the Spearfish Senior Center from 10:30 a.m. MT to 2:30 p.m.

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South Dakota State University Promotes Advance Care Planning Ahead of National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 07, 2022

SDSU Extension and the SDSU College of Nursing are collecting stories from South Dakotans to promote advance care planning in honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day.

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A Glimpse Into Life Story Writing

Learn some tips for identifying important milestones, events and themes when writing a life story to pass on to future generations.

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A Glimpse Into Obituary Writing

Learn some basic considerations for writing an obituary that captures significant life milestones and events.

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A Glimpse Into Family History Writing

Learn some writing tips for researching family history and genealogy and organizing your findings into compelling stories.

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Heirlooms: Creative Life Story Writing

Heirlooms: Creative Life Story Writing workshops offer free, professional writing guidance on a variety of topics, including life story writing, obituaries and family history.

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SDSU Extension to Host Virtual Obituary Writing Workshop

March 24, 2022

SDSU Extension and Molly Barari, South Dakota Humanities Scholar, will host an obituary writing workshop on April 7, 2022 from noon to 2 p.m. CDT via Zoom.

Caregiver assisting an older adult woman through a memory exercise.

What is a Care Conversation?

Care conversations are a one-hour, no-cost conversation to discuss elder care or planning questions that you may have.

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Advance Care Planning

Not sure where to start when putting together an advance care plan for your loved ones? Learn some key considerations to get the conversation started.