July 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

Posted on 06/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family Check out the July 2014 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: upcoming investment fraud lunch and learns in six North Dakota cities. AARP North Dakota’s “Night at the Museum.” two short-term volunteer opportunities in Minot and Fargo. the Grandparent Essay contest. recent visits with North Dakota’s Congressional delegation. an opportunity to provide your input on AARP public policies. and the latest schedule of driver safety classes around the state. If you’d like to receive the newsletter by mail every month, …

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

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

Home & Family 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 …

Invite Your Grandchildren to Enter ‘Why I Love My Grandparents’ Essay Contest

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family To celebrate the important role grandparents play in the lives of grandchildren and their families, AARP North Dakota is once again sponsoring a “Why I Love My Grandparents” essay contest. Last year more than 500 students entered the free contest open to any North Dakota student age 6-18 in public or private schools, elementary to high school. The top entry in each of three age divisions will receive a $250 prize. Winners will be announced on or near Grandparent’s Day …

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. …

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 …