Attend the Public Hearing to Raise Your Voice before MDU Raises Your Electric Rates

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North Dakota’s ratepayers are in for quite a shock if Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU) gets its way. MDU has requested the Public Service Commission raise North Dakota’s residential electric rates by 9.4 percent. This increase far exceeds the average increase for all customer classes of 6.6%. But the real shock is that MDU also wants to raise your monthly customer charge to $19.76 per month – doubling the monthly fixed charge. That means North Dakota’s working families and retirees will …

Attend a Mid-Session Update on the 2017 North Dakota Legislature

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You’re invited to AARP’s Capitol Report, providing you with an up-to-the-minute report on the 2017 North Dakota Legislature. Hear more about AARP’s work to support family caregivers.  In addition, we’re ensuring that current retirement programs are preserved, working toward property tax relief, protecting vulnerable adults, and supporting more options allowing people to live safely in their own homes as they age. Learn more about what is happening in the North Dakota Legislature and how you can get involved. There is …

AARP North Dakota Searching for Volunteer State President

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Are you a strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and inspire others? Do you have a passion for issues that impact the 250,000 North Dakotans who are 50 and older? AARP North Dakota is conducting a statewide search for the position of volunteer state president. This is a high-level volunteer position that allows you to use your leadership skills and experience to make a difference in the lives of people 50-plus in North Dakota. The …

Ask Your Legislators to Support North Dakota’s Caregiving Families

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Nearly 62,100 North Dakotans care for older parents, spouses, adults and children with disabilities and other loved ones so they can live independently in their homes and communities. They assist with meal preparation, managing finances, transportation, and much more. Many family caregivers also perform medical or nursing tasks for their loved ones – like complex medication management, wound care, and injections. Yet, most receive little or no training for these important duties That’s why AARP is asking the North Dakota …

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 …

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 …