Invite Your Grandchildren to Enter 'Why I Love My Grandparents' Essay Contest

Invite Your Grandchildren to Enter ‘Why I Love My Grandparents’ Essay Contest

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Press To celebrate the important role grandparents play in the lives of grandchildren and their families, AARP North Dakota is once again sponsoring a “Why I Love My Grandparents” essay contest. Last year more than 500 students entered the free contest open to any North Dakota student age 6-18 in public or private schools, elementary to high school. The top entry in each of three age divisions will receive a $250 prize. Winners will be announced on or near Grandparent’s Day …

Shred Personal Documents for Free April 26

Shred Personal Documents for Free April 26

Posted on 04/19/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Press Start cleaning out those file cabinets! AARP North Dakota and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota invite Fargo-Moorhead, Bismarck-Mandan and Jamestown area residents to shred unneeded documents for free on “Secure Your ID Day,” Saturday, April 26. The Fargo event will be held at the Wells Fargo branch on 13th Ave. S. The Bismarck event will be held at the Wells Fargo Gateway Mall location at 1050 E. Interstate Ave. The Jamestown event will be held …

Learn How to Stay Mentally Sharp as You Age at this ‘Get Smart on Brain Health’ Lunch and Learn

Learn How to Stay Mentally Sharp as You Age at this ‘Get Smart on Brain Health’ Lunch and Learn

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Press Staying mentally sharp is a big concern, particularly for people in their 50s or older. But decline is not inevitable. Join AARP North Dakota for an informative 90 minutes. Dr. Linda Langley, Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology at North Dakota State University and director of NDSU’s Cognitive Aging Lab, will discuss brain health, the psychology of aging, and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn things you can do right now to stay sharp as you age. There is no cost to …

Thinking about Starting Your Own Business? Attend this Workshop in Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Fargo

Thinking about Starting Your Own Business? Attend this Workshop in Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Fargo

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Press AARP and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will present workshops in Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks and Fargo in April to help individuals ages 50 and older who want to start their own business. The mentoring events are part of National Encore Entrepreneur Month. The two organizations will match these “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. For the first hour of the workshop, experts will provide information on the basics of starting a business …

North Dakotans Saved $7.7 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 under the Affordable Care Act

North Dakotans Saved $7.7 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 under the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Press The numbers are in, and they are impressive – 9,725 North Dakota residents on Medicare saved nearly $7.7 million on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $791. North Dakotans in Medicare have saved $22.9 million on prescription drugs since the health care law went into effect. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 …

AARP Tax-Aide Sites Open in 11 Locations

AARP Tax-Aide Sites Open in 11 Locations

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Press AARP Tax-Aide sites across North Dakota are open and ready to help people prepare their 2013 tax returns. This service is available to middle- and low-income taxpayers of all ages with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member to take advantage of this free service, says Muriel Peterson of Bismarck, volunteer state coordinator of Tax-Aide in North Dakota. IRS-certified volunteers are trained to assist in filing accurate returns and help taxpayers …