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AARP North Dakota State Director Janis Cheney has announced her retirement after 15 years in the position. “My work with AARP has been a great capstone to a rewarding career,” Cheney said. She became state director in November 2000 when a staffed state office was established in North Dakota. She is retiring this spring with plans to create her own ‘Life Reimagined’ opportunities, including more time with family, exploring national parks, catching up on her reading, practicing yoga, and writing. …

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AARP North Dakota and Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota invite Grand Forks and Dickinson area residents to shred unneeded documents for free on “Secure Your ID Day,” Saturday, June 11. The Grand Forks event will be held at the Wells Fargo branch at 2610 South Columbia Road. The Dickinson event will be held at the Wells Fargo branch at 3071 West Ridge Drive. The times for each of the events are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. …

SCAM JAM

Make plans to attend the Fargo-Moorhead Scam Jam 2016 from 9 a.m. to Noon on Tuesday, June 7, at the FARGODOME. The Minnesota and North Dakota AARP state offices are teaming up to offer you this half-day program to help you avoid fraudsters and their scams that could bilk you out of your hard-earned money, A range of presentations will be held throughout the morning. The opening session by North Dakota Assistant Attorney General Parrell Grossman will feature the “Top …

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Check out the May AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: Janis Cheney retirement and open house Healthy aging lunch and learns Volunteer leadership position openings Free document shredding June 11 in Dickinson and Grand Forks June 7 Scam Jam in Fargo Call for nominations for Andrus Award Upcoming 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. May 2016 AARP North Dakota News

North Dakota's 2014 Recipient of Andrus Award for Community Service

AARP North Dakota is seeking nominations for its 2016 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 …

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AARP North Dakota invites members to join our monthly legislative updates at 1:30 p.m. CT the third Wednesday of every month. You can join and follow along on your computer or mobile device, or you can just dial in by phone. June’s legislative update is being held at 1:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday, June 15. Join fellow advocates and other members monthly to hear from AARP Associate State Director of Advocacy Josh Askvig to discuss the status of interim committee studies …

Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities? Do you have the ability to motivate and inspire others? Do you have a passion for issues that impact the more than 228,000 North Dakota residents age 50-plus? AARP North Dakota is conducting a statewide search for Executive Council members. These are high-level volunteer positions that allow you to use your skills and experience to make a difference in the lives of people 50-plus in North Dakota. Executive Council members …

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Do you want to make a difference right where you live? AARP is searching for Fraud Fighters. Fraud Fighters are volunteers willing to present fraud and scam information to small groups and clubs in their community and nearby communities. Training is provided and you would be reimbursed for training expenses and expenses you incur when conducting presentations. The next training program will be held in Bismarck on Monday, May 9. We invite you to consider this as a way you …

Work Life Balance Caregiving

When it comes to balancing family life, working, and full-time caregiving, it can be overwhelming. Does this sound like this you? Nearly seven out of 10 caregivers report having to make work accommodations because of their caregiving. These adjustments include arriving late/leaving early or taking time off, cutting back on work hours, changing jobs, or stopping work entirely. Roughly 20 percent of the American workforce reported serving as an unpaid caregiver. This number is expected to grow as individuals work …

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Brian Larson of Bismarck has been appointed as state coordinator of AARP’s Driver Safety Training program in North Dakota. Larson has been a volunteer instructor for the program and has a strong background in traffic safety. He started his career in driver education as an instructor at Grand Forks Central High School. He then moved on to become State Director of Driver and Traffic Safety Education with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Larson also served as executive director …