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As the population of nearly every
rural community in the region is aging, it’s vitally important for these
communities to enhance their rural livability so seniors can stay in their
homes for as long as possible.
This is one reason why AARP South
Dakota is proud to partner with Dakota Resources and RuralX as a Vitality Sponsor.
AARP is a national organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how
they live as they age.
“RuralX is an opportunity to
identify potential partners who are working on the same things we are,”
explains Erik Gaikowski, State Director of AARP South Dakota. “There are many
different groups working on rural livability but the more we can connect and
work together rather than in individual silos, the better.”
Erik attended last year’s RuralX conference
in Mitchell and was impressed by the event and by the people he met.
“I thought the event was excellent.
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“There have been too many years of no love for rural America. You’ll find all kinds of love for rural at RuralX.”
These are the words of Deb Brown, a national advocate for rural communities. Brown is one of the keynote speakers at RuralX17, a two-day summit being held July 18-19 in Aberdeen, SD, designed to bring rural champions together from across the region to boost rural economic and community development. RuralX17 is organized by Dakota Resources, an organization dedicated to enriching communities and empowering people across rural South Dakota.
Last year was the inaugural RuralX Summit, with over 220 attendees and 57 sponsors. The success of the event immediately prompted organizers to begin planning for this year’s event, which brings back some favorite highlights while adding some fresh new twists.
“We had an overwhelmingly positive response to our first RuralX Summit,” explains … Read More »