A Video Thank You for our North Dakota Volunteers!

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It’s National Volunteer Week – our opportunity to thank those of you who lend your time, talent, voice and support to AARP’s work in our state and our communities. Watch this short video we’ve created just for you to thank you for your volunteer service. We simply could not accomplish our work without you and hundreds of other volunteers. That includes AARP North Dakota volunteers who serve in leadership roles on our Executive Council, those with Tax-Aide and Driver Safety, …

Kathi Schwan Appointed AARP North Dakota State President

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Kathi Schwan of West Fargo has been named the new state president of AARP in North Dakota – the highest state-level volunteer position within the organization. The volunteer state president chairs the state executive council and works in partnership with the state director to provide vision and leadership for AARP’s work in the state. The state president is also responsible for helping to build partnerships with other organizations and serves as the principal AARP volunteer spokesperson in the state. “I …

Join AARP North Dakota for a Free Screening of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ in Fargo

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Join us in Fargo the evening of Wednesday, April 26, for a free screening of “Hacksaw Ridge,” as part of AARP’s Movies for Grownups. “Hacksaw Ridge” is the true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds. Doss was drafted and ostracized by fellow soldiers for his pacifist stance, but went on to earn respect and adoration for his bravery, selflessness and compassion …

Thinking about Retirement? Get to Know Social Security at May Lounge and Learn

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AARP North Dakota will host four retirement-planning education events in May. The “Get to Know Social Security” lounge and learns will focus on getting the most out of Social Security along with other retirement planning resources. The presenter will be from the Social Security Administration. Surveys by AARP and other groups show that many people are unfamiliar with the workings of Social Security, which can lead them to make wrong decisions about when to start benefits. These educational sessions are …

Join Friday North Dakota Legislative Updates; Register for May 17 Legislative Wrap-Up

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AARP North Dakota invites members to join our weekly legislative updates at 1:30 p.m. CT every Friday while the North Dakota Legislature is in session. You can join the meeting on your computer or mobile device, or you can just dial in by phone. The next update is Friday, April 21. Join fellow advocates and other members to hear the status of legislation important to our members and their families. Below is the link to join the online meeting and …

Save Money! Take the AARP Safe Driving Class

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Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50+ have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. By taking a driver safety course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll learn how …

Need Help with Your Income Taxes? Tax-Aide Sites Remain Open in North Dakota

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sites across North Dakota are open through April 15 to help people prepare their 2016 tax returns. This free service is available to low- and moderate-income taxpayers of all ages with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member to take advantage of the service. IRS-certified volunteers are trained to assist in filing accurate returns and help taxpayers receive all of the benefits, credits, and deductions to which they …

Put Your Talents to Work with these Volunteer Opportunities

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Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Even if you have a job, you could still become a volunteer. Volunteer with AARP to make a difference in your community while using your skills and talents. AARP will provide resources, support and training to prepare and equip you. Meet new people and have fun…with a purpose. The amount of time you spend volunteering with us is completely up to you. And any expenses you incur as a volunteer would be …

N.D. Attorney General Says North Dakotans Continue to Fall Victim to “Grandparent” Scam

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In just the past month, several elderly North Dakotans have fallen victim to the “grandparent” scam, each losing thousands of dollars to scam artists who pretended to be a grandchild supposedly in a dire situation and in desperate need of money. The grandparent scam is one of the common “imposter” scams that have been circulating in the state for several years, along with the Fake IRS call and the phony Sweepstakes/Lottery win. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued numerous warnings …

Caregiver Support Bills Under Consideration by N.D. Legislature

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Here is an update on legislation intended to support North Dakota’s 62,100 unpaid family caregivers before the 2017 North Dakota Legislature: The Caregiver Advise Record and Enable (CARE) Act was introduced in the Senate as Senate Bill 2215. The CARE Act would ensure that family caregivers are kept informed and are provided with an explanation and a demonstration of the medical tasks they are expected to perform at home after a loved one is discharged from a hospital. Research shows …