Finding Love at Any Age: Free Bismarck Screening of “Age of Love” Documentary Oct. 27

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A free screening of the documentary film “The Age of Love” will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the North Dakota Heritage Center Auditorium. “The Age of Love” follows the comic and poignant adventures of seniors who attend a first-of-its-kind speed dating event for 70- to 90-year-olds, and discover how the search for love changes – or doesn’t change – from first love to the far reaches of life. Over one summer, the film intimately follows 10 …

AARP Sponsoring North Dakota Candidate Debates on Prairie Public

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AARP North Dakota is sponsoring candidate debates beginning Oct. 7 on Prairie Public. The debates feature candidates for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Governor, Insurance Commissioner, and Public Service Commissioner. Here is the schedule for when the debates will first broadcast on Prairie Public. All times are Central. The U.S. House debate among Kevin Cramer, Chase Iron Eyes and Jack Seaman will be broadcast for the first time on television at 8 p.m. Oct. 7, and rebroadcast at …

Shred Personal Documents for Free Saturday, Oct. 22, in Fargo, Bismarck

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AARP North Dakota and Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota invite Fargo and Bismarck area residents to shred unneeded documents for free on “Secure Your ID Day,” Saturday, Oct. 22. The times for each of the events are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Fargo event will be held at the Wells Fargo branch at 2501 13th Avenue S. The Bismarck event will be held at the Wells Fargo branch at 1050 East Interstate Avenue. Documents to …

‘Play Ball!’ at the AARP State Volunteer Conference October 5-6

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We’re going to knock it out of the park at the AARP North Dakota 2016 State Volunteer Conference Oct. 5-6 at the Radisson Inn in Bismarck. 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. (Register Here) A top-notch lineup of speakers …

September AARP North Dakota Newsletter

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Check out the September AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: September lunch and learns on becoming an empowered healthcare consumer. Free movie night in Bismarck and Fargo. Check-ups for your life. Fraud Fighters available for presentations in your community. Preview of the 2016 AARP ND Volunteer Conference. A message from State President Mike Tomasko. Upcoming driver safety classes around the state. If you’d like to receive the newsletter by mail every month, email your USPS address to lhalvorson@aarp.org. September AARP …

Free Movie Screenings in Bismarck, Fargo in September

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AARP members and a guest are invited to a free screening of Me Before You, based on the book by JoJo Moyes. In Me Before You, young and quirky Louisa Clark (played by Emilia Clarke) takes a job as a caregiver for Will Traynor (played by Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change …

Become an Empowered Healthcare Consumer at September Lunch and Learn

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Join AARP North Dakota in September for a lunch and learn for healthcare consumers. Being a patient in a medical facility, a caregiver for a loved one in the hospital, or even an advocate for a patient, can be an overwhelming, complicated, and sometimes confusing experience. Attend this lunch and learn for tips on becoming an empowered and intelligent healthcare consumer – for yourself and for those you love. Learn about what questions to ask, what things you should question, …

Free Life Reimagined Checkups in Bismarck, Fargo

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Life Reimagined is all about possibilities – envisioning them, evaluating them and making them reality. The purpose of Life Reimagined is to provide a personal guidance system to help people navigate transitions and live life to the fullest. Receive expert guidance and resources for your “what’s next,” along with support from your peers pursuing similar goals for work, retirement, relationships, health and finance. Attend one of these free Life Reimagined Checkups where you can: Reflect on your goals and aspirations …

August Fraud Alert from AARP: Tips to Protect Yourself

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Even though many of us have the new chip-embedded credit cards in our wallets, don’t let your guard down over credit card fraud. Instead of duplicating a credit card, scammers use stolen Social Security numbers and other sensitive data to open a fraudulent credit card account in your name. Here are a few tips to protect yourself: Freeze your credit. A security freeze means that your credit file cannot be shared with potential creditors. Most businesses will not open credit …

Legislative Committee Moves Forward with Proposals Supporting North Dakota Family Caregivers

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A legislative committee studying how to better support North Dakota’s 62,100 unpaid family caregivers is moving forward with two bill drafts to address family caregiver needs. At the Legislature’s Interim Human Services Committee July 25 meeting, Dr. Jane Strommen from NDSU Extension highlighted her team’s priority recommendations from the Family Caregiver Supports and Services Study they conducted earlier this year. Strommen highlighted four of the study recommendations: The state apply for an available federal grant to improve respite care options. …