AARP North Dakota

Lyle Halvorson

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Lyle Halvorson is the communications director for AARP North Dakota.

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Invite Your Grandchildren to Enter 'Why I Love My Grandparents' Essay Contest

Invite Your Grandchildren to Enter ‘Why I Love My Grandparents’ Essay Contest

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

To celebrate the important role grandparents play in the lives of grandchildren and their families, AARP North Dakota is once again sponsoring a “Why I Love My Grandparents” essay contest. Last year more than 500 students entered the free contest open to any North Dakota student age 6-18 in public or private schools, elementary to high school. The top entry in each of three age divisions will receive a $250 prize. Winners will be announced on or near Grandparent’s Day …

Shred Personal Documents for Free April 26

Shred Personal Documents for Free April 26

Posted on 04/19/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Start cleaning out those file cabinets! AARP North Dakota and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota invite Fargo-Moorhead, Bismarck-Mandan and Jamestown area residents to shred unneeded documents for free on “Secure Your ID Day,” Saturday, April 26. The Fargo event will be held at the Wells Fargo branch on 13th Ave. S. The Bismarck event will be held at the Wells Fargo Gateway Mall location at 1050 E. Interstate Ave. The Jamestown event will be held …

7 More Public Hearings Planned to Update North Dakota's Aging Services Plan

7 More Public Hearings Planned to Update North Dakota’s Aging Services Plan

Posted on 04/17/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

The N.D. Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division continues to host statewide public hearings to gather comments and to review online survey comments already received about programs and services that help older individuals and adults with physical disabilities remain living independently in their homes and communities. Individuals are invited to participate in these upcoming meetings. The Aging Services Division funds a toll-free information phone line and website, home-delivered meals, meals at senior meal sites, senior legal assistance, assistive safety …

Learn How to Stay Mentally Sharp as You Age at this ‘Get Smart on Brain Health’ Lunch and Learn

Learn How to Stay Mentally Sharp as You Age at this ‘Get Smart on Brain Health’ Lunch and Learn

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Staying mentally sharp is a big concern, particularly for people in their 50s or older. But decline is not inevitable. Join AARP North Dakota for an informative 90 minutes. Dr. Linda Langley, Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology at North Dakota State University and director of NDSU’s Cognitive Aging Lab, will discuss brain health, the psychology of aging, and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn things you can do right now to stay sharp as you age. There is no cost to …

Thinking about Starting Your Own Business? Attend this Workshop in Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Fargo

Thinking about Starting Your Own Business? Attend this Workshop in Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Fargo

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

AARP and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will present workshops in Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks and Fargo in April to help individuals ages 50 and older who want to start their own business. The mentoring events are part of National Encore Entrepreneur Month. The two organizations will match these “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. For the first hour of the workshop, experts will provide information on the basics of starting a business …

The AARP Driver Safety course can help you brush up on your driving skills and develop safe driving strategies.

Save Money! Take the AARP Safe Driving Class

Posted on 03/26/2014 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 …