AARP Standing Up for North Dakota Members, Consumers in MDU Natural Gase Rate Hike Request

Posted on 05/21/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Home & Family | Money & Work | Press AARP in May formally intervened in a Montana Dakota Utilities (MDU) natural gas rate case on behalf of its members and other consumers in North Dakota. MDU is again asking the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) to raise the fixed monthly customer charge for natural gas. This charge was $9 per month in 2013. MDU just raised it to $15 per month in 2014 and is now asking to set it at $21 per month. This 40 percent increase …

That’s a Wrap: Final Report on 2015 North Dakota Legislature

Posted on 05/20/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Finances 50+ | Home & Family | Volunteering AARP North Dakota presented a wrap-up report on the 2015 North Dakota Legislature in Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, Bismarck, Dickinson and Williston in mid-May. If you were unable to attend, you can review the Final Status Report on Bills of Interest. Our priorities in the 2015 legislative session focused on family caregivers, retirement security, property tax relief, elder abuse, and more options for North Dakotans to live independently at home as they age. Monthly Legislative Updates begin in June Between …

Thinking about Retiring? Join Us for a ‘Happy Hour’ Lounge and Learn for Soon-to-Be Retirees

Posted on 05/19/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Events | Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Press Everyone wants to live comfortably in retirement, but how do you know when you are really ready? AARP North Dakota will present “Ready to Retire?” workshops featuring information on how to plan and save for the future, get the most out of Social Security, and navigate different savings options. We’ll provide those who are nearing retirement with unbiased information to plan for their future. That way, they can take charge of their future and be more confident that they will …

Volunteer with AARP for Summertime Fun!

Posted on 05/18/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Community | Events | Volunteering AARP North Dakota invites you to help with our booth at these special events this summer. If you’d like to have some fun by volunteering for a two-hour shift at the AARP North Dakota booth at the following events, please email or call Doreen Riedman, Associate State Director for Community Outreach, at driedman@aarp.org or 701-355-3643. Capital Pride, Bismarck – June 20 Pride in Custer Park will include vendors, outreach booths, activities like a pet parade, and entertainment from local bands. …

Volunteer Award Nominees Sought by AARP North Dakota

Posted on 05/7/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Community | Press | Volunteering AARP North Dakota is seeking nominations for its 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors those individuals who share their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP North Dakota is excited to shine a light on those North Dakotans who are making a difference in the lives of others,” said AARP volunteer state president Mike Tomasko, West Fargo. “AARP has always encouraged our members to use their skills as a way to remain …

Join AARP North Dakota for a Free Screening of ‘Still Alice’ June 16 at the Fargo Theatre

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | Press In connection with AARP’s I HEART CAREGIVERS initiative, you are invited to watch a free screening of STILL ALICE at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at the Fargo Theatre. Pre-registration is required for this event. At the screening, learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones. I HEART CAREGIVERS works to recognize and support the 42 million Americans who perform a great labor of love every day—caring for older parents, spouses and others to help them live …