— The North Dakota Legislative Assembly only meets every other year. However, during the “interim,” legislative committees will study a wide array of important issues. AARP will be 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 members current on these interim studies, AARP North Dakota is hosting a monthly webinar/conference call. During these calls, expect to hear what the interim …

— Take me out to the ball game! That’s exactly what we’ll be doing Wednesday evening, June 28. Join 300 other AARP members and their guests for a fun evening of baseball as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks take on the Sioux Falls Canaries at Newman Outdoor Field. There is no cost to you for the tickets, but registration is required in advance. You can register up to two guests to attend with you. You must include your guests’ names when you register. …

— AARP North Dakota is seeking nominations for its Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors North Dakotans 50 and older who share their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of others. This year the award recipient will be able to designate a nonprofit organization to which $500 will be donated in the award recipent’s name. “AARP North Dakota is excited to shine a light on those North Dakotans who are making a difference in their communities through volunteerism,” …

— Legislation to support North Dakota’s 62,100 family caregivers met with mixed results during the 2017 North Dakota Legislature. House Bill 1038 made its way through both the House and Senate and was signed by Gov. Burgum on April 18. The legislation allows the Department of Human Services to apply for a $200,000 federal grant to provide caregivers with additional respite care. Increased access to respite care across the state is critical. Respite care helps to support family caregivers, many who …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

— AARP has a group of volunteers from across the state who are trained to be “Fraud Fighters,” and are willing to provide valuable presentations to help protect North Dakotans from fraud and scams. The Fraud Fighters are equipped with resources and up-to-date information to help safeguard against identity theft and other scams. Presentations include information on watchdog alerts, how to spot and avoid scams, and how to protect yourself and your family. If you know of an organization or service …

— It’s National Volunteer Week – our opportunity to thank those of you who lend your time, talent, voice and support to AARP’s work in our state and our communities. Watch this short video we’ve created just for you to thank you for your volunteer service. We simply could not accomplish our work without you and hundreds of other volunteers. That includes AARP North Dakota volunteers who serve in leadership roles on our Executive Council, those with Tax-Aide and Driver Safety, …

— Kathi Schwan of West Fargo has been named the new state president of AARP in North Dakota – the highest state-level volunteer position within the organization. The volunteer state president chairs the state executive council and works in partnership with the state director to provide vision and leadership for AARP’s work in the state. The state president is also responsible for helping to build partnerships with other organizations and serves as the principal AARP volunteer spokesperson in the state. “I …

— Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50+ have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. By taking a driver safety course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll learn how …

— Fun new way for North Dakotans to learn job search skills, family caregiving advice and how to stay safe online. Can you sell yourself to a potential employer in the time it takes to ride an elevator? Take the awkwardness out of the conversation when you’re helping a loved one plan for the future? Keep yourself safe from a hacker or handle the four toughest questions you’ll ever face in an interview? Introducing AARP’s new interactive videos that put you …