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PNS Daily Newscast - May 25, 2018 


President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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Public News Service - SD: Senior Issues

One-third of consumer complaints of fraud and identity theft filed by South Dakotans last year were employment or tax related.(fraud.org) <br /><br />

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Scammers are estimated to have stolen $63 million from U.S. taxpayers in the past five years. This week, AARP of South Dakota is stepping up to help consumers learn how to protect themselves. One-third of consumer complaints of fraud and identity theft filed by South Dak

Health professionals say 30 minutes a day, five days a week, is a minimum exercise goal for heart health. (eldercarealliance.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Exercise is the simplest way to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, but only about half of South Dakotans get the recommended level of physical activity to keep those health risks at bay. The American Heart Association is hoping its "Move More" campaign this month will c

South Dakota seniors want candidates running for office in 2018 to know that livable communities for people as they age are a high priority for their vote. (Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – About 15 percent of the population in South Dakota is over age 65, and many in that age group say if candidates running for office in 2018 want their vote, they should promote "livable communities." AARP South Dakota State Director Erik Gaikowski notes in surveys, 80 perc

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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. (wwcares.org)

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

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