South Dakota’s seniors have always contributed their wisdom, experience, and courage to move South Dakota forward. Far too often, our state has failed to return their contribution. Our seniors deserve the fulfilling, prosperous life they bestowed upon their children. That requires developing a flexible, economical continuum of services for productive living and lifelong learning, increasing access to more affordable prescription drugs, protecting seniors from fraud and abuse, and ensuring adequate resources for seniors with disabilities. The vitality of our seniors is sacred. Let’s reflect that in our state priorities.