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— A free screening of the documentary film “The Age of Love” will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the North Dakota Heritage Center Auditorium. “The Age of Love” follows the comic and poignant adventures of seniors who attend a first-of-its-kind speed dating event for 70- to 90-year-olds, and discover how the search for love changes – or doesn’t change – from first love to the far reaches of life. Over one summer, the film intimately follows 10 …

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— AARP North Dakota is sponsoring candidate debates beginning Oct. 7 on Prairie Public. The debates feature candidates for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Governor, Insurance Commissioner, and Public Service Commissioner. Here is the schedule for when the debates will first broadcast on Prairie Public. All times are Central. The U.S. House debate among Kevin Cramer, Chase Iron Eyes and Jack Seaman will be broadcast for the first time on television at 8 p.m. Oct. 7, and rebroadcast at …

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— AARP North Dakota and Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota invite Fargo and Bismarck area residents to shred unneeded documents for free on “Secure Your ID Day,” Saturday, Oct. 22. The times for each of the events are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Fargo event will be held at the Wells Fargo branch at 2501 13th Avenue S. The Bismarck event will be held at the Wells Fargo branch at 1050 East Interstate Avenue. Documents to …

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— 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. (Register Here) A top-notch lineup of speakers …

September 2016 AARP North Dakota News

— Check out the September AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: September lunch and learns on becoming an empowered healthcare consumer. Free movie night in Bismarck and Fargo. Check-ups for your life. Fraud Fighters available for presentations in your community. 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. September AARP …

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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 …

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— 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. …

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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 …

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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 …