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

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources 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 …

September 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

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

Local Resources 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

Do You Have the Proper ID to Vote in North Dakota? Are You Sure?

Posted on 04/29/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources Because of voter identification law changes passed by the 2013 North Dakota Legislature, state residents should ensure they have one of the five valid forms of identification that will be allowed at the polls. The five valid forms of identification are: North Dakota driver’s license North Dakota non-driver’s ID Tribal issued ID Student ID voting certificate Long-term care ID certificate   In all cases, state law requires the ID to include the voter’s name, residential address (not a PO Box), …

Volunteers Needed Across North Dakota to Help Low-Income Seniors

Posted on 08/21/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources AARP’s volunteer operated Tax-Aide program is looking for new volunteers across North Dakota. “A common response from people is, ‘I can’t do taxes; I don’t even do my own!’” says Muriel Peterson, the state volunteer coordinator for the Tax-Aide program. Peterson says volunteers do not need tax preparation experience because they receive comprehensive IRS training on tax forms and software at no cost. Instead, she says, potential volunteers should have proficient computer skills, enjoy meeting people and working with other …

Many More Seniors, Disabled Persons will Qualify for Expanded Homestead Property Tax Credit Program

Posted on 08/8/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources More North Dakotans 65 and older and homeowners of any age with a disability are now eligible for the Homestead Property Tax Credit because of a major expansion approved by the 2013 North Dakota Legislature. Under the program, qualified homeowners receive a credit to reduce property taxes on their home. Qualified renters receive a partial refund of their rent. The maximum reduction for homeowners ranges from $450 to $4,500 depending upon income. The maximum refund for renters is $400. Income …

Volunteer as a Small Business Mentor with SCORE

Posted on 07/2/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources Do you possess life experience and common sense? Would you like to help others turn a dream into reality? If so, the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)* would like to visit with you about becoming a volunteer mentor. SCORE, a volunteer organization sponsored by the Small Business Administration, is looking for volunteers statewide. SCORE has offices in Bismarck, Minot, Grand Forks and Fargo. SCORE volunteers spend most of their time mentoring people wanting to start a business. They also …