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Adults who retire in South Dakota will never experience a shortage of things to do. Nicknamed “The Mount Rushmore State,” South Dakota offers retirees and visitors alike opportunities to enjoy events, programs, tours and exhibits at the famous National Monument, which is the state’s top tourist attraction. In addition, for the past 30 years, the state’s Division of Adult Services and Aging has been holding the South Dakota Senior Games to promote healthy physical activity for adults age 50 and older. With events such as disc golf, swimming, bowling, and track and field held across the state throughout the summer, there is sure to be a sport for every senior to enjoy.
Retirement communities serve as an avenue for retirees to interact with each other and cultivate their interests. South Dakota retirement communities are designed for senior citizens who can care for themselves without any outside assistance. The set-up in retirement communities is quite different from nursing homes, assisted living homes and other types of elder care homes. The main difference is that adults who live in retirement communities are independent individuals who just want that sense of belonging to a community and do not receive care services. On the other hand, elderly people who reside in other long-term senior living communities typically need varying levels of support to be able to accomplish their daily living activities such as dressing, cooking and taking medications.
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