AARP ND Volunteer Mike Tomasko Part of Volunteer Leadership Institute Inaugural Class

AARP ND Volunteer Mike Tomasko Part of Volunteer Leadership Institute Inaugural Class

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Volunteering Mike Tomasko is a retired health care executive, president of his homeowners’ association, and an AARP volunteer. When he was invited to become a volunteer leader, he felt an obligation to do so. “I could be happy not doing much of anything, no doubt about it,” Tomasko said.  “But when important issues come up and you may be able to make a difference, if you have the health and ability, you should try, because others have volunteered before you.” Tomasko, …

Join Us in March for Community Conversations in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, and Minot

Join Us in March for Community Conversations in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, and Minot

Posted on 02/21/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Volunteering   AARP North Dakota is launching a series of community conversations across the state. We especially want to learn more from you about needs in your community and explore how AARP can work with you and others in your neighborhood and community to address those issues. These informal conversations will be a starting point, fostering collaboration and bringing together people who want to help make an impact locally. For example, the issues could focus on transportation, hunger, isolation, housing, caregiving, …

ND Capitol - The legislative week in review.

Join New Monthly Legislative Update Call

Posted on 12/3/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Volunteering The North Dakota Legislative Assembly only meets every other year. However, during the “interim,” they have committees studying a wide array of important issues. AARP is closely watching issues related to health care access and affordability, home- and community-based services, retirement security, property taxes, and other issues important to 50+ North Dakotans. To keep our Legislative Buddies current on these interim studies, AARP North Dakota is hosting a monthly conference call the second Friday of each month. During these calls, …

Want to Change Your Life? Volunteer.

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Volunteering By Lester Strong, Vice President and Chief Executive of AARP Experience Corps It’s December. That part of the year when winter officially descends, providing us with short days and long, quiet nights. It’s a time when people reflect on their lives, giving thought to what they are doing now and where they want to be in the future. No matter the age or stage in life, as the year draws to a close nearly everyone takes time to “reimagine” their …

Needed: Your Experience

Needed: Your Experience

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Volunteering Many of you have had rewarding careers in which you’ve gained excellent experience – experience that can be valuable to others. If you are still working full-time or part-time, the skills you have can also be of value outside of your workplace. We invite you to bring those talents and your knowledge to our organization and become an active AARP volunteer. Together, we can make a difference! AARP is a diverse community of members with a collective strength to drive …

More than 100 Volunteers Gather in Fargo

More than 100 Volunteers Gather in Fargo

Posted on 11/3/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Volunteering More than 100 AARP volunteers from across the state gathered in Fargo for this year’s volunteer conference entitled, “Inspired to Care, Empowered to Act.” AARP’s Elaine Ryan, Vice President of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration, kicked off the event with her keynote presentation on caregiving. Elaine provided her personal perspectives on caregiving and inspired and entertained the audience with her quick wit. “Living Your Best Life in Your Community” was the topic of an afternoon panel featuring Ramona Danielson (ND …