Housing is a critical issue to South Dakotans of all ages. However, our state is unique. We are rural in way that individuals outside the Midwest may not understand. In order to address this, SDSU Extension, along with North Dakota State Extension, is conducting a survey about housing.
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.
It’s important to have a passion and purpose at every stage of life. Staying physically and mentally active leads to happier and healthier lives. One way to stay active and continue cultivating purpose and passion is through hobbies.
As the population gets older, it will be beneficial to develop affinity between the generations. SDSU Extension compiled these resources to help.
Population aging is an increase in the proportion of the population age 65 and older. As a result, the average age of the population increases. In South Dakota, nearly one in four people will be age 65 or older by 2029.
We often hear about child prodigies or people who achieve great success early in their life. What I find equally inspiring though is people who find or develop a passion later in life and are able to master it.
In this article, we will look at potential steps we can take to create a society that promotes positive and purposeful aging for us all.
Our state is infamous for its cold, windy winters and open landscapes. To many outside the Midwest, it may be difficult to imagine living in South Dakota. However, South Dakota offers great communities for people of all ages and is consistently highly ranked as a great place to age in.
Do you want to remain in your home and community, even when facing chronic disease, disability or short term injury? If you said yes, you are like many people across our great state. Our homes, communities, and technology are significant barriers to remaining independent.
Falls are the leading cause of injuries for older Americans. Approximately one in four older adults over the age of 65 falls each year and in 2014 the total cost of fall injuries was a little over 30 billion dollars. The following article features resources that SDSU Extension has compiled to help.