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

Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | North Dakota 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

Events | Health & Wellbeing | North Dakota | Press 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

Events | Local Resources | Money & Work | North Dakota | Press 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 …

Shred Personal Documents for Free April 26

Shred Personal Documents for Free April 26

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Events | Money & Work | North Dakota | Press 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 …

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

Events | Home & Family | 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 …

North Dakotans Saved $7.7 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 under the Affordable Care Act

North Dakotans Saved $7.7 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 under the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | North Dakota | Press The numbers are in, and they are impressive – 9,725 North Dakota residents on Medicare saved nearly $7.7 million on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $791. North Dakotans in Medicare have saved $22.9 million on prescription drugs since the health care law went into effect. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 …