AARP North Dakota

Lyle Halvorson


Lyle Halvorson is the communications director for AARP North Dakota.

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Save Money! Take the AARP Safe Driving Class

Posted on 08/23/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

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 …

AARP Standing Up for North Dakota Members, Consumers in MDU Natural Gase Rate Hike Request

Posted on 08/10/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

If you’re a Montana-Dakota Utilities natural gas customer, a pending rate request will impact you. AARP’s formal intervention in this MDU natural gas rate case allows us to make arguments opposing the increase before the N.D. Public Service Commission (PSC) at an August 31 hearing. Sign the petition telling the PSC to reject another MDU rate hike. It’s time to say “enough.” MDU is asking to raise your natural gas bill with a 40 percent increase to your fixed monthly …

August 2015 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

Posted on 07/28/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Check out the August AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: A new report on North Dakota’s 62,100 family caregivers. Your chance to be heard on MDU’s proposed natural gas rate increase. Information on September’s volunteer conference. The state president’s observations after taking the AARP Safe Driver course. Upcoming driver safety classes around the state. A story from the only North Dakotan invited to attend July’s White House Conference on Aging. Several new volunteer opportunities. Upcoming events around the state. And …

Find Real Possibilities at the State Volunteer Conference Sept. 23-24 in Fargo

Posted on 07/20/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Find your real possibilities at the AARP North Dakota 2015 State Volunteer Conference, set for Sept. 23-24, at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. 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. Get a Washington insider’s view of the political environment from …

Participate in Monthly North Dakota Legislative Updates

Posted on 07/18/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

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. September’s legislative update is being held at 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Sept.16. Join fellow advocates and other members monthly to hear from AARP Associate State Director of Advocacy Josh Askvig to discuss the status of interim committee studies important …

North Dakota Family Caregivers Provide $860 Million in Unpaid Care According to AARP Study

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Family caregivers in North Dakota provided 58 million hours of care – worth an estimated $860 million – to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. Nationwide, the total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion). The estimated economic value of their unpaid contributions was approximately $470 billion in 2013. Family caregiving for relatives …