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. …

Shred Personal Documents for Free Saturday, October 11, in Bismarck and Fargo

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Press It’s time to once again clean out your file cabinets! AARP North Dakota and Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota invite Fargo-Moorhead and Bismarck-Mandan area residents to shred unneeded documents for free on “Secure Your ID Day,” Saturday, October 11. The Fargo event will be held at the Wells Fargo branch at 2501 13th Ave. S. The Bismarck event will be held at the Wells Fargo Gateway Mall location at 1050 E. Interstate Ave. The times for …

September 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

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

Press Check out the September 2014 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: upcoming investment fraud lunch and learns in Williston, Dickinson and Minot. the need for Tax-Aide volunteers. upcoming conferences of interest. “10 Steps to Retirement” online presentatoin. 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. September 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

Press 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), …

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 …

Ellendale’s Jim Billey to Receive AARP’s Highest Volunteer Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/4/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Press James “Jim” Billey of Ellendale is the recipient of the 2013 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP North Dakota selected Billey for his significant volunteer service and for the impact he has on the lives of others and on his community. “Jim Billey is the kind of volunteer every community should have,” read the nomination submitted for Billey. “What sets Jim apart as an exceptional volunteer are the many hours and selfless giving of his volunteer service for United …