Low-Income North Dakotans Should Apply for Home Heating Assistance

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

Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | North Dakota 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 …

Connect AARP to Your Community – Be Part of Our Education and Outreach Committee

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

North Dakota | Volunteering AARP North Dakota is forming an Education and Outreach Committee that will strengthen our connections in communities across the state. Committee members from eight regions around North Dakota will provide input and share recommendations for educational programming and outreach activities, helping us better meet the needs and wants of our members. Here is the proposed purpose statement of the committee: The Education and Outreach Committee will provide vision and foster AARP education and outreach efforts in communities across the state, …

AARP ND Legislative Volunteers Resource Center

Posted on 09/9/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | North Dakota AARP ND Legislative Volunteers can use these resources to help them be successful advocates for 50+ North Dakotans.  These documents will be updated as needed and new materials added as needed. Please direct any questions to Associate State Director for Advocacy Josh Askvig jaskvig@aarp.org or 701-989-0129.  AARP ND Legislative Volunteers Brochure- a brochure outlining the AARP ND Legislative Volunteer Program and the registration form to sign up. Sign up online to be an AARP ND Legislative Volunteer 2014 Election “Your Guide to November Ballot …

Beulah, Grand Forks, Reynolds Students Win ‘Why I Love My Grandparents’ Essay Contest

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family | North Dakota | Press Grandparents’ Day this Sunday, Sept. 7, will be even more special for many grandmothers and grandfathers. They were the subjects of essays written by their grandchildren for AARP North Dakota’s “Why I Love My Grandparents” essay contest. Emily Severinson of Reynolds submitted the top entry in the 15-18 age group. She is the daughter of Gordon and Elizabeth Severinson and a sophomore at Central Valley High School. Victoria Hafner of Beulah submitted the winning entry in the 11-14 age group. …

Join Other Volunteers and Help Low-Income, Elderly in North Dakota

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

North Dakota | Volunteering 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 computer skills, enjoy meeting people and working with other volunteers, …

330 Pounds of Food Donated by Members at ‘AARP Night at the Museum’

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

Events | Health & Wellbeing | North Dakota People who attended AARP Night at the Museum July 31 at the North Dakota Heritage Center collectively donated 330 pounds of food and paper products, which was given to Ministry on the Margins in Bismarck. “Your food drive was such a blessing to us,” said Michael Schneider, who volunteers with the food bank. “In July we served 142 household and distributed nearly 4,000 pounds of food. We could not do this without caring and generous partners like AARP!” AARP members …