FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 15, 2017
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley is pleased to announce a collaboration of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and the South Dakota State University Extension Office to expand the Aging Gracefully Program (AGE) statewide. The inaugural AGE took place in 2016 in Rapid City with SDSU Extension using technology to connect adults living in Belle Fourche, Hot Springs, and Philip with unique information presented at the AGE in Rapid City. The goal this year is to expand this event statewide.
On Saturday, September 23, 2017, SDSU Extension and the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division will host the Second Annual Aging Gracefully Expo (AGE) in Rapid City at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. The event will highlight educational ideas, enlightening discussions, and opportunities for the aging experience. The mission is to promote new ways of living fully to the older generation.
The event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. We are still in the planning stages of the Expo, but have speakers from the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and the South Dakota’s Alzheimer’s Association already on the agenda.
We are seeking rural community partners to join in the virtual expo. If you would like to bring AGE to your community, please contact Leacey E. Brown, Gerontology Field Specialist, at either (605) 394-1722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.