August 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Check out the August 2014 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: upcoming investment fraud lunch and learns in six North Dakota cities. opportunities to become involved as a legislative volunteer. Oct. 21-22 volunteer conference. August 26-27 retired teacher convention in Grand Forks. and the latest schedule of 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. August 2014 AARP North Dakota News

Cooling Assistance is Available to Low-Income Individuals with Medical Needs

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Health & Wellbeing With temperatures on the rise, the N.D. Department of Human Services and the N.D. Department of Commerce’s Division of Community Service remind North Dakotans that emergency cooling assistance is available for individuals with certain medical conditions who qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). “Summertime brings hot temperatures and high humidity and these conditions can create a life threatening situation for some people with certain medical conditions,” said Carol Cartledge, Economic Assistance Policy Division director. “North Dakota’s …

Uninsured, Low-income North Dakotans Can Sign Up for Expanded Medicaid Coverage

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Today in North Dakota, there are options for everyone to obtain health insurance coverage regardless of their income. No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need to get treated for an illness or injury at some point, and health insurance coverage helps protect you from the high cost of health care. An estimated 32,000 uninsured North Dakotans could have health coverage as early as January if they sign up for Medicaid this month. Under an expansion …

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Living at Home (HCBS) Resources Page

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Here we will post links and helpful items related to data and best practices that allow individuals to safely remain in their homes. www.longtermscorecard.org www.aarp.org/caregiving CMS Final Rule on HCBS Settings Interim ND Human Services Study of HCBS  

The Rhythm of Community & Piedmont Park, Atlanta

Posted on 10/15/2013 by | AARP MW Region | Comments

Health & Wellbeing It’s Sunday afternoon and I was twerked off because I needed to travel for work. Again. I just returned home Thursday and here I was, just two days later, headed for Atlanta and the AARP Annual Life@50 event. I have been to Atlanta in the past, but hadn’t really experienced much of the city. Once there, despite my reticence, I decided to use the opportunity to explore. I’ve taken to using motorized scooters to make it easier for me to …