PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2018 

McMaster out and Bolton in. Also on the Friday rundown: students across the nation prepare for the March For Our Lives; some good news on the labor front and folks in Montana take clean power into their own hands.

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Public News Service - SD: Senior Issues

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SIOUX FALLS, S. D. – Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they want to stay in their own homes as they age, and a new handbook can help make those homes safer and more comfortable for older individuals. AARP has introduced its HomeFit Guide, full of tips for making a home as functional as possibl

South Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill to make local power-of-attorney laws more consistent with other states. (

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota's Power of Attorney document would match more closely those adopted in 25 other states if approved by the state Legislature this week. The document is especially important for seniors who want to designate a trusted friend or relative to look after their affairs s

There are more than 60,000 military veterans in South Dakota. (Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller/U.S. Air Force)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – AARP and South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley are teaming up to help military veterans protect themselves against fraud. AARP South Dakota's Fraud Watch Network is holding an event for veterans Monday in Sioux Falls and Thursday in Rapid City. AARP State Director

In phishing scams, a person pretends to be from a reputable institution in an email in order to steal personal information. (aitoff/Pixabay)

PIERRE, S.D. – October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and AARP South Dakota's Fraud Watch Network is offering a few tips for staying safe online. First, create strong passwords and change them often, preferably every three months on sensitive accounts. Using phrases instead of something l

Family caregivers spent an average of $7,000 of their own money supporting loved ones in 2016. (StockSnap/Pixabay)

PIERRE, S.D. – Nearly 85,000 South Dakotans are unpaid caregivers, sometimes choosing between their jobs and caring for loved ones. Nationwide, nearly 40 million people are helping older family members, spouses and children with disabilities, and AARP is among the groups asking Congress to pas

More than 700,000 people attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 2015 for the 75th anniversary. (Andrew Cullen/Getty Images)

STURGIS, S.D. – One of the country's largest motorcycle rallies roars into action this Friday. Now in its 77th year, the renowned Sturgis Motorcycle Rally regularly draws nearly a half-million people, making it the perfect venue for AARP South Dakota's efforts to help military veterans this

There are more than 84,000 family caregivers in South Dakota. (sabinevanerp/Pixabay)

PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota needs to improve its long-term care options for residents, according to a report ranking states. The national scorecard measures the care available in states based on accessibility, choice and quality. It also assesses their support for family caregivers and the transit

A report from the Congressional Budget Office says 23 million fewer Americans could have health coverage by 2026 under the American Health Care Act. (sasint/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - AARP representatives from South Dakota and across the country are to converge on the nation's capital next week to meet with members of Congress and express their opposition to the GOP's latest health-care bill on behalf of Americans age 50 and older. The House version of the Am

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