Minot’s Sharon Ervin Johnson Receives Prestigious Volunteer Community Service Award

Posted on 10/15/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Press Dr. Sharon Ervin Johnson of Minot will be presented with the 2014 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service Oct. 21 in Bismarck. AARP North Dakota selected Dr. Johnson for her significant volunteer service and for the impact she has on the lives of others and on the two communities where she has lived the past 20 years – Bismarck and Minot. “Dr. Johnson has enhanced the lives of hundreds of individuals from all walks of life,” read the nomination submitted …

AARP North Dakota Statement on Measure 1/State President Resignation

Posted on 10/13/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Press AARP has not taken a position on any of the eight ballot measures. We developed a brief summary of each of the ballot measures as part of our member voter education efforts. As a nonpartisan organization, AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. However, we do work to educate members on where candidates stand on issues important to our members. AARP does take positions on public policy issues and supports specific …

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

Posted on 10/4/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Press 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 …

October 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

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

Press 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

North Dakota Candidate Debates Broadcast in October

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

Press AARP North Dakota is co-sponsoring candidate debates beginning Oct. 8 on Prairie Public. The debates feature candidates for two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and four North Dakota statewide offices: Secretary of State, Agriculture Commissioner, and two seats on the Public Service Commission. Here is the schedule for when the debates will first broadcast on Prairie Public. All times are Central. Oct. 8—Secretary of State, Prairie Public radio network, 6:30 p.m. (April Fairfield, Al Jaeger, Roland Riemers) Oct. …

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

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

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. …