September 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

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

Home & Family Check out the September 2014 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: upcoming investment fraud lunch and learns in Williston, Dickinson and Minot. the need for Tax-Aide volunteers. upcoming conferences of interest. “10 Steps to Retirement” online presentatoin. 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. September 2014 AARP North Dakota News

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 …

I Have Always Believed In Dreams

Posted on 09/18/2013 by | AARP MW Region | Comments

Home & Family Watching coverage of the 50th Anniversary  Dr. King’s, “I have a dream speech” brought a flood of memories and reflection.  I was 6 years old when Dr. King gave that speech. I was a long way from DC and a long way from understanding the significance of Dr. King’s speech. In 1963 I think I knew two African Americans and one Hispanic boy in school, my world was pretty homogenized. I did have some grasp of diversity because my folks …

Grandparent Essay Contest Winners from Harvey, Williston, Grand Forks

Posted on 09/6/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family Grandparents’ Day this Sunday 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. Caroline Schimke of Harvey submitted the top entry overall. Caroline, the daughter of Mary Schimke of Fargo and Joel Schimke of Harvey, graduated from Fargo South High School earlier this her. Her entry was submitted in the 15-18 age group. Jonathan Babcock of Williston submitted …