Join Us at AARP-YMCA Community Picnic August 22

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A number of events are planned in Bismarck-Mandan as part of a new partnership between AARP North Dakota and the Missouri Valley Family YMCA to promote healthy living and volunteerism in Bismarck-Mandan. The kick-off event for this partnership is the AARP-YMCA Community Picnic and Volunteer Fair, taking place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, at Sleepy Hollow Park. At the picnic you will be able to learn more about this partnership. You’ll also hear about opportunities to join pickleball classes, …

‘Operation: Stop Scams’ September Lunch and Learns in Bismarck, Minot, Grand Forks, Fargo

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Think you could never be scammed? Think again! Every day scammers come up with new ways to get your money. Attend this “Operation: Stop Scams” lunch and learn to hear from local law enforcement about the most prevalent scams locally, what to watch out for, and proactive steps you can take to protect yourself. Lunch will be served and we invite you to bring a nonperishable food item that will be donated to the Great Plains Food Bank. There is …

Participate in Monthly Legislative Update Call August 23

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The North Dakota Legislative Assembly only meets every other year. However, during the “interim,” legislative committees will study a wide array of important issues. AARP will be closely watching issues related to health care access and affordability, home- and community-based services, retirement security, property taxes, and other issues important to 50+ North Dakotans. To keep our members current on these interim studies, AARP North Dakota is hosting a monthly webinar/conference call. During these calls, expect to hear what the interim …

Podcast of “What’s on Your Mind” Discussion on the American Health Care Act

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If you missed “What’s on Your Mind” on Friday, May 26, you missed hearing David Certner, AARP’s Legislative Policy Director, discuss the impact the American Health Care Act would have on North Dakotans 50 and older. Here is David’s interview with Scott Hennen. Take a listen and learn how the bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives will affect you and the cost of insurance.

Bills to Support North Dakota’s 62,100 Family Caregivers See Mixed Results during Legislature

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Legislation to support North Dakota’s 62,100 family caregivers met with mixed results during the 2017 North Dakota Legislature. House Bill 1038 made its way through both the House and Senate and was signed by Gov. Burgum on April 18. The legislation allows the Department of Human Services to apply for a $200,000 federal grant to provide caregivers with additional respite care. Increased access to respite care across the state is critical. Respite care helps to support family caregivers, many who …

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

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …