Free Movie Night June 12 in Fargo

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-20T05:21:00-04:00">May 20, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-20T16:09:18-04:00">May 20, 2019</time> by AARP North Dakota

Join us for a free screening of “ROCKETMAN” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at West Acres Cinema in Fargo. “ROCKETMAN” is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John, set to the pop icon’s most beloved songs. The movie stars Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Jamie Bell and Bryce Dallas Howard! Watch the movie trailer here. …

Participate in Monthly Advocacy Update Call May 29

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-16T16:38:00-04:00">May 16, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-17T14:35:56-04:00">May 17, 2019</time> by AARP North Dakota

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 important to North Dakotans 50 and older. 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 committees have been discussing, when the next meetings will be, and how you can help ensure …

New law addresses electronic monitoring in North Dakota long-term care facilities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-16T07:37:00-04:00">May 16, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-13T17:31:21-04:00">May 13, 2019</time> by AARP North Dakota

North Dakota has become the latest state to add safeguards to its long-term care resident rights law to address privacy, consent and electronic monitoring in long-term care facilities. These rights extend to residents of nursing homes, basic care and assisted living facilities and swing-bed facilities. Senate Bill 2113 was introduced by the North Dakota Department of Human Services after the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program received multiple contacts from facility residents, families and facility staff members with questions about electronic …

Shred Personal Documents for Free June 1 in Minot, Grand Forks

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-15T13:00:00-04:00">May 15, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-17T14:37:39-04:00">May 17, 2019</time> by AARP North Dakota

Take this simple step to help protect yourself from identity theft by having sensitive personal documents shredded for free on Saturday, June 1, in Minot and Grand Forks. A shredding truck will be at each location between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. The event is open to the public. There is a limit of two boxes. The Minot event will be held in the south parking lot at the Minot Municipal Auditorium, 420 3rd Ave. SW. The Grand Forks event …

May Lunch and Learns to Focus on Fraud and Scams

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-14T01:29:00-04:00">May 14, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-17T14:38:48-04:00">May 17, 2019</time> by AARP North Dakota

Whether the scam involves phony winnings from a fake sweepstakes or a threat to have you arrested for supposed nonpayment of taxes, information is the key to foiling scam artists. Attend this Fraud Watch lunch and learn to hear about the most prevalent scams locally, what to watch out for, and proactive steps you can take to protect yourself. There is no cost to attend this lunch and learn, but registration is required. Call 1-877-926-8300 or register online below by …

Eligible caregivers could receive funding for emergency respite care

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-05-13T15:34:54-04:00">May 13, 2019</time> by AARP North Dakota

Emergency respite funding for eligible North Dakota caregivers is now available through the Lifespan Respite Care Grant. The purpose of the Lifespan Emergency Respite Care Grant Service is to offer the funding and resources to support caregivers of children with special needs or of adults who have an urgent need for respite care in the absence of any other funding sources. Caregivers, for the purpose of the grant, include: family members (including spouses and parents), foster parents, or other adults …

Nominate a N.D. Community Volunteer for Prestigious Andrus Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-06T16:57:45-04:00">May 6, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-06T17:00:53-04:00">May 6, 2019</time> by AARP North Dakota

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. The award recipient will be able to designate a nonprofit organization to which $500 will be donated in the award recipient’s name. Nominations will be evaluated based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award …

Bismarck-Mandan: Passport to Healthy Living Program back by Popular Demand

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-04-05T13:00:15-04:00">April 5, 2019</time> by AARP North Dakota

Welcome to the second season of the Passport to Healthy Living program in Bismarck-Mandan. Join AARP at one or more of these free events in Bismarck-Mandan that focus on health and wellness. You’ll have a chance to meet new people, have some fun, enjoy new experiences, and live a more healthy life. If you participate in four or more activities and bring your stamped Passport to the December 3 holiday party open house, you’ll receive a special gift. There is …

Fargo-Moorhead: Have Some Fun at these Passport to Healthy Living Events

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-05T12:59:49-04:00">April 5, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-11T10:48:37-04:00">April 11, 2019</time> by AARP North Dakota

Welcome to the Passport to Healthy Living program. Join AARP at one or more of these free events in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area that focus on health and wellness. You’ll have a chance to meet new people, have some fun, enjoy new experiences, and live a more healthy life. If you participate in four or more activities and bring your stamped Passport to the December 4 holiday party open house, you’ll receive a special gift. There is no charge to …

Listen and Learn! Here’s a Link to the March Telephone Town Hall for Family Caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-04-05T10:09:28-04:00">April 5, 2019</time> by AARP North Dakota

If you’re not currently a caregiver, you likely will be one in the future or need the help of a caregiver yourself at some point in your life. This year AARP North Dakota is hosting a series of caregiving telephone town halls to help support North Dakota family caregivers. If you missed our first telephone town hall on March 12, you can watch and listen to it here. We covered three main topic areas: what resources are available to caregivers …