— Join us at the 7th Annual Symphony Rocks at Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead on Thursday, August 17. AARP members and their guests will receive discounted general admission tickets for $15. The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, together with Fargo’s POST-TRAUMATIC FUNK SYNDROME, presents “Let’s Go Crazy: Legends of Rock.” The fundraiser concert will feature music by rock legends Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Leonard Cohen and more, plus orchestral favorites performed by the symphony. Tickets can be purchased here on the symphony website. …

— Although she walked in the University of Mary graduation ceremony April 29, Bismarck resident Cassidy Kraft has one more task to complete before earning her degree in mass communication, with a minor in marketing. Kraft began a 13-week internship June 5 at AARP North Dakota. She will focus on communication projects including; social media, volunteer recruitment, campaign planning and implementation, and event planning. During her experience at the University of Mary, Kraft was an editor for the school newspaper, completed …

— 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. …

— If you missed “What’s on Your Mind” on Friday, May 26, you missed hearing David Certner, AARP’s Legislative Policy Director, discuss the impact the American Health Care Act would have on North Dakotans 50 and older. Here is David’s interview with Scott Hennen. Take a listen and learn how the bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives will affect you and the cost of insurance.

— 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 …

— 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 …