Join the Team at AARP’s Legislative Halftime Report

Posted on 01/20/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy You’re invited to AARP’s Legislative Halftime Report, providing you with an up-to-the-minute recap of the first half of play in the North Dakota Legislature. You’ll have the home court advantage at our programs in Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and Bismarck. Hear more about AARP’s work on the CARE (Caregiver Record, Advise and Enable) Act, and the STaRT (Save Toward a Retirement Today) Act. AARP has put on a full-court press advancing these issues, plus ensuring current retirement programs are preserved, …

Bill Provides Critical Support to State’s Family Caregivers

Posted on 01/16/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy A bill introduced this week in the North Dakota Legislature would better support thousands of family caregivers in the state. The Caregiver, Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act (House Bill 1279), introduced by Rep. Alan J. Fehr (R-Dickinson), would help unpaid family caregivers navigate the health care system on behalf of their loved ones. “On any given day, 75,000 North Dakotans perform a great labor of love by caring for aging parents, spouses, or other family members and friends. They help …

Participate in This Week’s Legislative Update

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy AARP North Dakota has six priorities going into the 2015 session of the North Dakota Legislature beginning in January. The priorities focus on support for family caregivers, helping people of all ages save for a financially secure retirement, ensuring current retirement programs are preserved, property tax relief, support for more options allowing people to live safely in their own homes as they age, and protections for vulnerable adults. – See more at: http://states.aarp.org/n-d-legislature-convenes-january-6-read-about-aarp-priority-issues-and-learn-how-to-get-involved/#sthash.n66i63FU.dpuf AARP North Dakota has six priorities going …

N.D. Legislature Convenes January 6; Read about AARP Priority Issues and Learn How to Get Involved

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy AARP North Dakota has six priorities going into the 2015 session of the North Dakota Legislature beginning in January. The priorities focus on support for family caregivers, helping people of all ages save for a financially secure retirement, ensuring current retirement programs are preserved, property tax relief, support for more options allowing people to live safely in their own homes as they age, and protections for vulnerable adults. Family Caregivers It’s a fact: the vast majority of older North Dakotans …

Are You Among North Dakota’s 75,000 Family Caregivers? Tell Us Your Caregiving Story

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy There’s a silent army of family caregivers in this country that includes more than 100,000 North Dakotans each year. These family caregivers work tirelessly, taking on a great labor of love to ensure that their loved ones – from spouses, siblings, parents, grandparents, and friends – can live independently, with dignity, at home. They’re always on call – often with no breaks or paid vacations. And their voices need to be heard. One of those voices might even be yours. …

December 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy Check out the December 2014 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: A preview of some of the issues we’ll be working on during the 2015 session of the North Dakota Legislature. Our search for a new state volunteer president. Where to get help during the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period. How to protect yourself from holiday scams. A request for your caregiving story. and the latest schedule of driver safety classes around the state. If you’d like to receive …