July 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

Posted on 06/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Press Check out the July 2014 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: upcoming investment fraud lunch and learns in six North Dakota cities. AARP North Dakota’s “Night at the Museum.” two short-term volunteer opportunities in Minot and Fargo. the Grandparent Essay contest. recent visits with North Dakota’s Congressional delegation. an opportunity to provide your input on AARP public policies. and the latest schedule of driver safety classes around the state. If you’d like to receive the newsletter by mail every month, …

‘Outsmarting Investment Fraud’ Lunch and Learns in August & September

Posted on 05/11/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Press Do you know the warning signs of investment fraud?  Have transactions occurred in your investment account that you did not authorize?  Did you know that Ponzi schemes continue to be one of the top frauds perpetrated against North Dakota residents? Join AARP and the N.D. Securities Department and learn how to protect yourself from investment fraud. Speakers from the N.D. Securities Department will discuss who is most likely to be a target of investment fraud, how to identify red flags, …

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), …

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 …

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 …