ME BEFORE YOU

— AARP members and a guest are invited to a free screening of Me Before You, based on the book by JoJo Moyes. In Me Before You, young and quirky Louisa Clark (played by Emilia Clarke) takes a job as a caregiver for Will Traynor (played by Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change …

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— Join AARP North Dakota in September for a lunch and learn for healthcare consumers. Being a patient in a medical facility, a caregiver for a loved one in the hospital, or even an advocate for a patient, can be an overwhelming, complicated, and sometimes confusing experience. Attend this lunch and learn for tips on becoming an empowered and intelligent healthcare consumer – for yourself and for those you love. Learn about what questions to ask, what things you should question, …

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— Life Reimagined is all about possibilities – envisioning them, evaluating them and making them reality. The purpose of Life Reimagined is to provide a personal guidance system to help people navigate transitions and live life to the fullest. Receive expert guidance and resources for your “what’s next,” along with support from your peers pursuing similar goals for work, retirement, relationships, health and finance. Attend one of these free Life Reimagined Checkups where you can: Reflect on your goals and aspirations …

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— Even though many of us have the new chip-embedded credit cards in our wallets, don’t let your guard down over credit card fraud. Instead of duplicating a credit card, scammers use stolen Social Security numbers and other sensitive data to open a fraudulent credit card account in your name. Here are a few tips to protect yourself: Freeze your credit. A security freeze means that your credit file cannot be shared with potential creditors. Most businesses will not open credit …

Legislative Volunteers

— A legislative committee studying how to better support North Dakota’s 62,100 unpaid family caregivers is moving forward with two bill drafts to address family caregiver needs. At the Legislature’s Interim Human Services Committee July 25 meeting, Dr. Jane Strommen from NDSU Extension highlighted her team’s priority recommendations from the Family Caregiver Supports and Services Study they conducted earlier this year. Strommen highlighted four of the study recommendations: The state apply for an available federal grant to improve respite care options. …

August 2016 AARP North Dakota News

— Check out the August AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: Announcement of our new state director. September lunch and learns on becoming an empowered healthcare consumer. Free movie night in Bismarck and Fargo. Caregiver legislative proposals move forward. Preview of the 2016 AARP ND Volunteer Conference. A message from State President Mike Tomasko. 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. August 2016 AARP …

Peter Rosenberger

— AARP North Dakota and CHI St. Alexius are co-hosting a viewing party for family caregivers featuring author and speaker Peter Rosenberger in a live simulcast event from Nashville. Rosenberger, founder of Caregivers with Hope, will be featured in a free, interactive, one-hour webinar titled “Unstuck: Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver with Humor,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 25, in Boniface Hall at CHI St. Alexius. Pre-registration is requested by clicking here. If you are unable to attend the …

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— Josh Askvig of Bismarck has been named state director for AARP in North Dakota. He has been associate state director for advocacy since Sept. 2011. “I am excited to build on the strong foundation left by our state office founder Janis Cheney, and to continue to build ‘Real Possibilities’ for people 50-plus here in North Dakota,” Askvig said about his new role. In the short term, Askvig says it will be important to get the state office fully staffed and …

2015 volunteer conf

— We’re going to knock it out of the park at the AARP North Dakota 2016 State Volunteer Conference Oct. 5-6 at the Radisson Inn in Bismarck. The conference provides an opportunity for AARP volunteers from across the state to connect, engage and be empowered to act on issues affecting them, their families and communities. Whether you’re a current AARP volunteer or you aspire to become one, this conference is designed especially for you. A top-notch lineup of speakers will lead …

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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. July’s legislative update is being held at 1:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday, August 17. Join fellow advocates and other members monthly to hear the status of interim committee studies important to our members and their families. Below is the link …