‘Hidden Figures:’ Free January 12 Movie in Fargo

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Join us in Fargo for a free showing of “Hidden Figures.” The PG movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at West Acres Cinema in Fargo. “Hidden Figures” is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s …

AT&T, Fargo Library and AARP to Host Free Technology Workshop January 26

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AARP, AT&T, and the Fargo Public Library are hosting a free, hands-on workshop designed to enable people to leverage personal technology to enrich their lives and to educate the community on how they can maximize their use of their tablets and smartphones. The goal of the “Digital You” workshop is educate people who want to use technology to stay connected and safe while accessing the things that are important to them. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own devices (smartphones, …

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 …

Thompson Volunteer Nancy Hvinden Making a Difference for Grand Forks School Students

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By Doreen Riedman Associate State Director – Community Outreach AARP is fortunate to have so many dedicated volunteers here in North Dakota, making life better for everyone in communities across the state in many ways. Volunteers lead the Tax-Aide and Driver Safety programs, and we have legislative volunteers and community volunteers who assist with events and projects. In addition, during the past year nearly 50 volunteers were trained to be Fraud Fighters and Life Reimagined Guides, empowering them with valuable …

Participate in Monthly North Dakota Legislative Updates

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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. December’s legislative update is being held at 1:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday, December 21. 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 …

Caregiver Support Bills Advance to 2017 Legislature

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Family caregiving affects just about everyone. If you haven’t been a caregiver, chances are you will be in the future. In North Dakota, more than 62,000 family caregivers help parents, spouses, children with disabilities, and other loved ones live independently at home. They provide a wide range of services for their loved ones, including bathing, dressing, transportation, grocery shopping, meal preparation, housework, and managing finances. They often serve as care coordinators, communicating with health professionals and accompanying their loved ones …

Worner, McDonald Appointed to AARP North Dakota Executive Council

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Dr. Michael Worner of Mayville and Dr. Leander “Russ” McDonald of Bismarck have been appointed to the AARP North Dakota Executive Council. Worner has served in a variety of leadership roles and has been involved with strategic planning in a number of different sectors, including education, non-profits and government. He has an extensive background in education, including experience working with diverse populations. Worner has been an active advocacy volunteer for AARP at the state level. He has also served in …

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 …

Mike Chaussee Joins AARP North Dakota Staff

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Mike Chaussee of Bismarck has joined the staff of AARP North Dakota as associate state director for advocacy. Chaussee will have primary responsibility for organizing and coordinating federal, state and local advocacy on issues of importance to AARP members, as well as a key role in supporting member volunteers who are engaged in working on those issues. Chaussee comes to AARP from KXMB-TV where he was assistant news director and assignment editor. From 1997 until 2014 he was an associate …

November AARP North Dakota Newsletter

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Check out the November AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: Upcoming Legislative Preview Socials in Bismarck, Grand Forks and Fargo. An introduction of our newest team member – Mike Chaussee. An introduction of two new Executive Council members – Dr. Michael Warner of Mayville and Dr. Leander “Russ” McDonald from Bismarck. Volunteer opportunities in your area with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. The announcement of our Andrus Award recipient for 2016. Where to get help with Medicare Part D during open enrollment. …