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

Local Resources 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 …

Thinking about Starting Your Own Business? Attend this Workshop in Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Fargo

Thinking about Starting Your Own Business? Attend this Workshop in Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Fargo

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources AARP and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will present workshops in Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks and Fargo in April to help individuals ages 50 and older who want to start their own business. The mentoring events are part of National Encore Entrepreneur Month. The two organizations will match these “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. For the first hour of the workshop, experts will provide information on the basics of starting a business …

AARP Tax-Aide Sites Open in 11 Locations

AARP Tax-Aide Sites Open in 11 Locations

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources AARP Tax-Aide sites across North Dakota are open and ready to help people prepare their 2013 tax returns. This service is available to middle- and low-income taxpayers of all ages with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member to take advantage of this free service, says Muriel Peterson of Bismarck, volunteer state coordinator of Tax-Aide in North Dakota. IRS-certified volunteers are trained to assist in filing accurate returns and help taxpayers …

'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

Local Resources 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 …

Need Help with Heating Costs?

Need Help with Heating Costs?

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

Local Resources 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 …

Get Help with Medicare Part D Enrollment

Get Help with Medicare Part D Enrollment

Posted on 10/9/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources The open enrollment period for Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. Medicare beneficiaries should compare their Part D plan every year to be sure they’re enrolled in the one that’s best for them since companies often make changes to the plans they offer. The N.D. Insurance Department’s State Health Insurance Counseling Program (SHIC) staff is traveling to seven cities around the state during the open enrollment period, offering free assistance in switching or …