December 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

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

Home & Family 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 …

Save Money! Take the AARP Safe Driving Class

Posted on 11/23/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family 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 …

Low-Income North Dakotans Should Apply for Home Heating Assistance

Posted on 10/3/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family Cold North Dakota winters can have a dramatic effect on home heating costs. The N.D. Department of Human Services is reminding low-income individuals and families that help is available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications are now being accepted at county social service offices in North Dakota. The federally-funded program helps qualifying households in need of assistance pay a portion of their home heating costs, which includes natural gas, electricity, propane, coal, fuel oil, wood, or …

Beulah, Grand Forks, Reynolds Students Win ‘Why I Love My Grandparents’ Essay Contest

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family Grandparents’ Day this Sunday, Sept. 7, will be even more special for many grandmothers and grandfathers. They were the subjects of essays written by their grandchildren for AARP North Dakota’s “Why I Love My Grandparents” essay contest. Emily Severinson of Reynolds submitted the top entry in the 15-18 age group. She is the daughter of Gordon and Elizabeth Severinson and a sophomore at Central Valley High School. Victoria Hafner of Beulah submitted the winning entry in the 11-14 age group. …

Are You a Caregiver? AARP Live to Feature Caregiving Expert Amy Goyer

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family Have you helped care for a loved one or do you know someone who is a family caregiver? According to the Pew Research Center, 39 percent of adults in the United States care for someone with significant health issues. Millions of Americans are helping take care of aging parents, a spouse or a family member. Don’t miss the chance to join a special conversation about caregiving on the next edition of AARP Live, Thursday, Feb. 20, at 9 p.m. CT. …

Four Things You Didn’t Learn in Driver’s Ed

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee, Vice President and National Director of AARP Driver Safety in the Education & Outreach group Life on the road looks quite a bit different today than it did when most of us older drivers got our driver’s licenses. Formal driver’s education – or “driver’s ed” courses – first became available in the U.S. in the 1930s, and just as the rules of the road, automobiles and roadway infrastructure are constantly changing, so too are the safety …