AARP North Dakota, U.S. Postal Inspection Service Team Up for ‘Operation Protect Veterans’

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-10T10:58:12+00:00">November 10, 2017</time> by AARP North Dakota

AARP North Dakota has joined forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for Operation Protect Veterans — a campaign to warn those who have served in the military about scams and fraud schemes that target veterans. The major educational campaign will reach out to veterans in communities across North Dakota and nationwide. The goal of Operation Protect Veterans is to educate and protect veterans from losing money to con artists. A new AARP survey …

Volunteers Needed Across North Dakota for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-09T15:31:00+00:00">November 9, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-10T11:28:07+00:00">November 10, 2017</time> by AARP North Dakota

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned. Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and support in a welcoming environment. There is need for …

Join Our Volunteer Force; Attend a December Training Workshop

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-08T10:51:00+00:00">November 8, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-10T11:28:34+00:00">November 10, 2017</time> by AARP North Dakota

You are invited to join a vibrant group of volunteers who work in collaboration with the AARP North Dakota staff to help people 50-plus and their families live life to the fullest. AARP North Dakota is offering two different volunteer trainings in early December – from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. December 5 in Fargo and December 7 in Bismarck. If you are interested in advocacy and the work of the state legislature, we’ll be conducting a workshop specifically for legislative volunteers. …

Join Us at these Healthy Living Events in Bismarck-Mandan

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-07T20:10:00+00:00">November 7, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-16T09:35:11+00:00">November 16, 2017</time> by AARP North Dakota

AARP North Dakota and the Missouri Valley Family YMCA have formed a new partnership to promote healthy living and volunteerism in Bismarck-Mandan. Join us at one or more of several events planned through the end of the year. Cooking for Two Get cooking tips, recipes and ideas to help you prepare nutritious meals for one or two from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20. Learn planning and food purchasing techniques from the NDSU Extension Service to make your meals healthy and …

Brush Up on Your Driving Skills and Save Money!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-06T01:10:00+00:00">November 6, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-17T12:34:37+00:00">November 17, 2017</time> by AARP North Dakota

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 …

Participate in Monthly Legislative Update Call November 29

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-28T16:38:00+00:00">October 28, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-30T10:23:35+00:00">October 30, 2017</time> by AARP North Dakota

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 …

AARP Members: Join Us for Coffee and Conversation

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-13T14:36:00+00:00">October 13, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-25T14:33:09+00:00">October 25, 2017</time> by AARP North Dakota

AARP members are invited to join us for coffee and conversation when we are in your neighborhood. The locations we plan to be at before the end of the year are listed below. We’ll spend just a few minutes talking about our work to support family caregivers in North Dakota, health care, and some of our other initiatives. Then, we’d like to hear what’s on your mind. Please join an AARP North Dakota Executive Council member and a member of …

MDU Asking for Another Rate Hike; Attend an AARP Briefing and the Public Hearing

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-12T13:30:00+00:00">October 12, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-26T14:37:53+00:00">October 26, 2017</time> by AARP North Dakota

Montana-Dakota Utilities has another natural gas rate request proposal that includes a 5.9 percent increase for residential users. The North Dakota Public Service Commission is holding public hearings on the rate increase at 5 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, Oct. 24, and Wednesday, Oct. 25. Prior to the hearing, AARP is providing a briefing for those interested in learning more and how you can voice your opinion to the Public Service Commission. At the conclusion of the briefing we will proceed …

Medicare Open Enrollment Underway; All Medicare Beneficiaries Should Compare Coverage Plans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-12T11:59:00+00:00">October 12, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-16T13:22:22+00:00">October 16, 2017</time> by AARP North Dakota

AARP is encouraging Medicare beneficiaries to read their annual Notice of Change and to review their health and prescription drug plan options for 2018 during Medicare Open Enrollment October 15 – December 7. Given the trend in high prescription medication prices, consumers are advised to pay close attention to their Medicare Part D drug plan options to help save money. Medicare plans often change their cost-sharing and coverage benefits every year. However, insurers must notify all their enrollees of any …

Mayville’s Marlys Hlavinka to Receive AARP’s Highest Volunteer Award for Community Service

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-22T13:02:54+00:00">September 22, 2017</time> by AARP North Dakota

Marlys Hlavinka of Mayville will be presented with the 2017 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service during a volunteer recognition luncheon Oct. 12 in Fargo. The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award for community service and symbolizes that individuals have the power and ability to make a difference in the lives of others. The award is given to one North Dakotan annually. Other 2017 Andrus Award nominees who will be recognized at the luncheon are Kim …