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

Posted on 10/4/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family 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 …

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 …

October 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family Check out the October 2014 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: upcoming “Caring for Family Caregivers” lunch and learns in Minot, Bismarck, West Fargo and Grand Forks. AARP-sponsored candidate debates on Prairie Public. Grandparent essay contest winners. 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. October 2014 AARP North Dakota News

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. …

Save Money! Take the AARP Safe Driving Class

Posted on 03/26/2014 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 …

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. …