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

Posted on 10/23/2014 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 …

Get Help with Medicare Open Enrollment

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

Local Resources The North Dakota Insurance Department is conducting free Medicare Part D enrollment events in seven North Dakota cities between Oct. 15 and Oct. 30. You should compare your prescription drug plan during this time. If you are not able to attend an enrollment event, you can call 2-1-1 from anywhere in North Dakota no later than Nov. 21. After providing your medication information and answering some questions, information on your top two or three plan choices will be mailed to …

Low-Income North Dakotans Should Apply for Home Heating Assistance

Posted on 10/3/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources Cold North Dakota winters can have a dramatic effect on home heating costs. The N.D. Department of Human Services is reminding low-income individuals and families that help is available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications are now being accepted at county social service offices in North Dakota. The federally-funded program helps qualifying households in need of assistance pay a portion of their home heating costs, which includes natural gas, electricity, propane, coal, fuel oil, wood, or …

October 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources Check out the October 2014 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: upcoming “Caring for Family Caregivers” lunch and learns in Minot, Bismarck, West Fargo and Grand Forks. AARP-sponsored candidate debates on Prairie Public. Grandparent essay contest winners. 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. October 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 …