7 More Public Hearings Planned to Update North Dakota's Aging Services Plan

7 More Public Hearings Planned to Update North Dakota’s Aging Services Plan

Posted on 04/17/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family The N.D. Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division continues to host statewide public hearings to gather comments and to review online survey comments already received about programs and services that help older individuals and adults with physical disabilities remain living independently in their homes and communities. Individuals are invited to participate in these upcoming meetings. The Aging Services Division funds a toll-free information phone line and website, home-delivered meals, meals at senior meal sites, senior legal assistance, assistive safety …

The AARP Driver Safety course can help you brush up on your driving skills and develop safe driving strategies.

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 …

'Get Smart on Scams' at Lunch and Learns in Minot, Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks

‘Get Smart on Scams’ at Lunch and Learns in Minot, Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks

Posted on 02/21/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family AARP North Dakota is hosting a “Get Smart on Scams” Lunch and Learn to help you learn how to protect yourself and your family from identity theft and fraud. The 90-minute program is being offered in Minot, Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks. Millions of Americans, including many North Dakotans, fall victim to fraudulent schemes every year, resulting in billions of dollars landing in the pockets of con artists. Whether it’s over the phone, through the mail, online or at your …

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

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. …

Need Help with Heating Costs?

Need Help with Heating Costs?

Posted on 12/5/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family As winter draws near, AARP North Dakota is encouraging people who have a hard time paying their utility bills to apply for help with heating costs. The state’s heating assistance program helps pay for fuel to heat the homes of individuals with annual income up to $25,773 or couples with income up to $33,703. Call 800-755-2716 or apply here. Applications also are available at county social services offices. In addition, such households can apply for weatherization assistance at one of …

Julie Lee

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 …