AARP North Dakota


Lyle Halvorson is the communications director for AARP North Dakota.

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AARP North Dakota Volunteers – Save the Date!

Posted on 07/19/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP North Dakota |

Mark your calendars for the AARP North Dakota 2016 State Volunteer Conference, set for October 5-6, at the Radisson Inn in Bismarck. The conference provides an opportunity for AARP volunteers from across the state to connect, engage and be empowered to act on issues affecting them, their families and communities. Whether you’re a current AARP volunteer or you aspire to become one, this conference is designed especially for you. Top-notch speakers will headline a variety of educational sessions, beginning at …

Participate in Monthly North Dakota Legislative Updates

Posted on 07/18/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP North Dakota |

AARP North Dakota invites members to join our monthly legislative updates at 1:30 p.m. CT the third Wednesday of every month. You can join and follow along on your computer or mobile device, or you can just dial in by phone. July’s legislative update is being held at 1:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday, August 17. Join fellow advocates and other members monthly to hear the status of interim committee studies important to our members and their families. Below is the link …

Watch Larry’s Story and Learn How You Can Help Him and 62,100 Other North Dakota Family Caregivers

Posted on 07/1/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP North Dakota |

Larry is a North Dakota caregiver who takes care of his wife with multiple sclerosis, every day, 24 hours a day. He does the cooking, bathing, and other necessary tasks that allow Larry and his wife to stay at home rather than move away from their homestead.  It’s a tough job, but for Larry and the other 62,100 North Dakota caregivers, it’s a labor of love. That is why AARP is fighting for caregivers like Larry. Now North Dakota has …

July AARP North Dakota Newsletter

Posted on 06/30/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP North Dakota |

Check out the July AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: Volunteer to bird-dog North Dakota gubernatorial candidates. Fraud and scam presentations available in your community. Cooling assistance available for low-income elderly. Bismarck Senior Center Senior Learning Network. Our longest-serving volunteer retires. Upcoming events across the state. A message from State President Mike Tomasko. Upcoming driver safety classes around the state. If you’d like to receive the newsletter by mail every month, email your USPS address to July 2016 AARP …

Report Recommends Several Steps to Support North Dakota Family Caregivers

Posted on 06/4/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP North Dakota |

More than 15 AARP volunteers attended the May meeting of the legislature’s Interim Human Services Committee to show their support for North Dakota family caregivers. At the May 10 meeting, Dr. Jane Strommen and her team of Dr. Gregory Sanders and Dr. Heather Fuller from NDSU Extension presented their final report and recommendations on how to better support North Dakota’s 62,100 unpaid family caregivers. Here are highlights from the research: Roughly 50 percent of our state’s caregivers performing medical or …

Save Money! Take the AARP Safe Driving Class

Posted on 05/21/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP North Dakota |

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 …

State Director Janis Cheney Retires; Reception Planned for June 1

Posted on 05/2/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP North Dakota |

AARP North Dakota State Director Janis Cheney has announced her retirement after 15 years in the position. “My work with AARP has been a great capstone to a rewarding career,” Cheney said. She became state director in November 2000 when a staffed state office was established in North Dakota. She is retiring this spring with plans to create her own ‘Life Reimagined’ opportunities, including more time with family, exploring national parks, catching up on her reading, practicing yoga, and writing. …

Apply Now for a Volunteer Leadership Position with AARP North Dakota

Posted on 04/1/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP North Dakota |

Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities? Do you have the ability to motivate and inspire others? Do you have a passion for issues that impact the more than 228,000 North Dakota residents age 50-plus? AARP North Dakota is conducting a statewide search for Executive Council members. These are high-level volunteer positions that allow you to use your skills and experience to make a difference in the lives of people 50-plus in North Dakota. Executive Council members …

Brian Larson Appointed to Lead Driver Safety Program in North Dakota as Volunteer State Coordinator

Posted on 02/2/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP North Dakota |

Brian Larson of Bismarck has been appointed as state coordinator of AARP’s Driver Safety Training program in North Dakota. Larson has been a volunteer instructor for the program and has a strong background in traffic safety. He started his career in driver education as an instructor at Grand Forks Central High School. He then moved on to become State Director of Driver and Traffic Safety Education with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Larson also served as executive director …

AARP Fraud Fighters: Available for Fraud and Scam Presentations in Your Community

Posted on 01/19/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP North Dakota |

AARP has a group of volunteers from across the state who are trained to be “Fraud Fighters,” and are willing to provide valuable presentations to help protect North Dakotans from fraud and scams. The Fraud Fighters are equipped with resources and up-to-date information to help safeguard against identity theft and other scams. Presentations include information on watchdog alerts, how to spot and avoid scams, and how to protect yourself and your family. If you know of an organization or service …