‘Caring for Family Caregivers’ Focus of November Lunch and Learns in Minot, Bismarck, West Fargo, Grand Forks

Posted on 10/23/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Health & Wellbeing It may start with driving your dad to get groceries or taking your mom to the doctor. Later, you may find yourself taking more time off work, or even leaving the workforce to help care for your family member. No matter where you are in the continuum of caregiving, having a good framework in which to consider your loved one’s needs will make the process easier. AARP North Dakota is pleased to offer “Caring for Family Caregivers,” a lunch and …

November 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

Posted on 10/17/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Check out the November 2014 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: upcoming “Caring for Family Caregivers” lunch and learns in Minot, Bismarck, West Fargo and Grand Forks. the North Dakota recipient of AARP’s highest volunteer honor. heating assistance program for low-income. a volunteer opportunity that will warm your heart while helping others in your community. 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 …

Get Help with Medicare Open Enrollment

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

Health & Wellbeing The North Dakota Insurance Department is conducting free Medicare Part D enrollment events in seven North Dakota cities between Oct. 15 and Oct. 30. You should compare your prescription drug plan during this time. If you are not able to attend an enrollment event, you can call 2-1-1 from anywhere in North Dakota no later than Nov. 21. After providing your medication information and answering some questions, information on your top two or three plan choices will be mailed to …

330 Pounds of Food Donated by Members at ‘AARP Night at the Museum’

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Health & Wellbeing People who attended AARP Night at the Museum July 31 at the North Dakota Heritage Center collectively donated 330 pounds of food and paper products, which was given to Ministry on the Margins in Bismarck. “Your food drive was such a blessing to us,” said Michael Schneider, who volunteers with the food bank. “In July we served 142 household and distributed nearly 4,000 pounds of food. We could not do this without caring and generous partners like AARP!” AARP members …

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 …