— You are invited to join a vibrant group of volunteers who work in collaboration with the AARP North Dakota staff to help people 50-plus and their families live life to the fullest. AARP North Dakota is offering two different volunteer trainings in early December – from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. December 5 in Fargo and December 7 in Bismarck. If you are interested in advocacy and the work of the state legislature, we’ll be conducting a workshop specifically for legislative volunteers. …

— North Dakota currently has an estimated 62,100 family caregivers. Chances are most of us will be a family caregiver at some point in our lives. Where will we turn for help when it’s time? This lunch and learn will feature a panel of experts discussing state and local programs and services available to caregivers, where to go to find help when you need it, and how to reduce stress. We’ll also talk about AARP’s work to support caregivers and AARP’s …

— AARP is encouraging Medicare beneficiaries to read their annual Notice of Change and to review their health and prescription drug plan options for 2018 during Medicare Open Enrollment October 15 – December 7. Given the trend in high prescription medication prices, consumers are advised to pay close attention to their Medicare Part D drug plan options to help save money. Medicare plans often change their cost-sharing and coverage benefits every year. However, insurers must notify all their enrollees of any …

— Take this simple step to help protect yourself from identity theft by having sensitive personal documents shredded for free on Saturday, October 21, in Fargo and Bismarck. A shredding truck will be at each location and shred documents on site between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. The event is open to the public. There is a limit of two boxes. The Fargo event will be held in the southwest parking lot at West Acres Shopping Center, 3902 13th Ave. S. …

— Taking care of a loved one isn’t always a walk in the park. Family caregiving means juggling a lot of kinds of help—personal, financial, medical, and more. Now you can talk to others dealing with the same issues. Register today to ask questions and learn about the issues important to you. What You Need to Know About Medicare and Social Security When Caring for a Loved One Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, 6:00-6:30 pm CT Learn Medicare basics such as eligibility, enrollment and what’s …

— The City of Bismarck is the recipient of an AARP grant totaling $12,610 as part of the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and enhance quality of life for people of all ages at the community level. Bismarck is among 89 grants totaling $780,000 awarded to projects across all 50 states and the District of Columbia to make communities more livable for people of all ages. “AARP’s Livable Communities initiative supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and rural …

— AARP in North Dakota will host a series of free hands-on technology workshops designed to help people 50 and older leverage technology to enrich their lives and maximize the use of their tablets and smartphones. The TEK (Technology Education & Knowledge) workshops will be held Friday, Sept. 22, at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, Monday, Oct. 23, at the Bismarck Events Center; Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Fargo Library downtown; and Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Hjemkomst Center …

— AARP members are invited to join us for coffee and conversation when we are in your neighborhood. The locations we plan to be at before the end of the year are listed below. We’ll spend just a few minutes talking about our work to support family caregivers in North Dakota, health care, and some of our other initiatives. Then, we’d like to hear what’s on your mind. Please join an AARP North Dakota Executive Council member and a member of …

— AARP North Dakota and the Missouri Valley Family YMCA have formed a new partnership to promote healthy living and volunteerism in Bismarck-Mandan. Join us at one or more of several events planned through the end of the year. Life Reimagined Checkup Sometimes life takes you in unexpected directions. But it is never too late to make a change – and we can guide you. At this free Life Reimagined Checkup you can reflect on your goals and aspirations, harness your …

— Think you could never be scammed? Think again! Every day scammers come up with new ways to get your money. Attend this “Operation: Stop Scams” lunch and learn to hear from local law enforcement about the most prevalent scams locally, what to watch out for, and proactive steps you can take to protect yourself. Lunch will be served and we invite you to bring a nonperishable food item that will be donated to the Great Plains Food Bank. There is …