Stay Warm and Cozy This Winter

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | North Dakota Thousands of North Dakotans on fixed incomes may be eligible for help with home heating costs this winter through a federally funded program. Last year, more than 13,000 households in the state received assistance worth about $1,300 on average. About 70 percent of those households included either residents 60 and older, people with disabilities or children 5 and under. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps qualifying households pay their home heating costs. The program also covers furnace repair …

Save Money! Take the AARP Safe Driving Class

Posted on 12/30/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Events | Home & Family | North Dakota 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 …

N.D. Legislature Convenes January 6; Read about AARP Priority Issues and Learn How to Get Involved

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | North Dakota AARP North Dakota has six priorities going into the 2015 session of the North Dakota Legislature beginning in January. The priorities focus on support for family caregivers, helping people of all ages save for a financially secure retirement, ensuring current retirement programs are preserved, property tax relief, support for more options allowing people to live safely in their own homes as they age, and protections for vulnerable adults. Family Caregivers It’s a fact: the vast majority of older North Dakotans …

Protect Yourself from ID Theft, Fraud and Scams by Joining AARP’s Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | North Dakota Even during the holiday season, fraudsters don’t give up trying to scam you out of your money. In fact, because this is a season of giving for many, you could find yourself donating to fake charities. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is designed to give you access to information to help protect you and your family from identity theft, fraud and scams. It’s free and open to everyone – members, non-members and people of all ages – and it allows …

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Now Open; Find Local Help in North Dakota Here

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | North Dakota Open enrollment season for the Health Insurance Marketplace began Nov. 15 and runs until Feb. 15, 2015. You can take advantage of open enrollment whether you’re insured and looking for better coverage or if you don’t have insurance and need to enroll for the first time. Remember, the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) made obtaining health insurance coverage possible for millions of Americans. Regardless of your health history, you can’t be turned down for coverage. Please note: The Marketplace is not …

Are You Among North Dakota’s 75,000 Family Caregivers? Tell Us Your Caregiving Story

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | North Dakota There’s a silent army of family caregivers in this country that includes more than 100,000 North Dakotans each year. These family caregivers work tirelessly, taking on a great labor of love to ensure that their loved ones – from spouses, siblings, parents, grandparents, and friends – can live independently, with dignity, at home. They’re always on call – often with no breaks or paid vacations. And their voices need to be heard. One of those voices might even be yours. …