AARP North Dakota

The most up-to-date news for North Dakotans over 50 is right here
NOV 3, 2020
Topics Include Healthy Living, Fraud and Scams, Cybersecurity, COVID-19, Social Security & More
MAY 10, 2021
Join us for this four-part series and learn how to live safely and comfortably by enabling where you live to be a “lifelong home.” The series will provide you with steps you can take to ensure you can live safely and thrive no matter your age or life stage. We will cover technology upgrades and in-home services; home improvements or additions; and new construction techniques that allow you to age in place.
As the first COVID-19 vaccines have become available in the U.S., a state-by-state patchwork has emerged for where and when older adults can get inoculated. Even in states that have started offering vaccines to older adults — to those 65 and over, 70 and over, 75 and over or 80 and over, depending on the state — getting a vaccination appointment can be a huge challenge.
MAY 7, 2021
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Electricity bills
Montana-Dakota Utilities gas customers and Xcel Energy electric customers are facing significant rate increases - even during the middle of a pandemic when many North Dakotans are already struggling to make ends meet.
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Last year in North Dakota, Max, Belcourt, Minot and Bismarck were each recipients
Tax return forms and documents
Because of the ongoing pandemic, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services in North Dakota are being offered on a very limited basis to ensure the safety of clients and the volunteers who provide the service.  There will be no in-person tax preparation this year.  Some sites allow the drop off of tax documents while other sites will scan taxpayer documents so the returns can be prepared.  Some sites will not allow either scanning or drop off of tax documents but will prepare tax returns virtually.
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a new Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for health insurance coverage on the federally run health care exchange. The special enrollment period is open to all individuals who currently do not have health insurance or to those seeking to change their individual health insurance coverage. The special enrollment period was extended to August 15, 2021, as part of the American Rescue Plan.
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No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
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The Community Challenge grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which helps communities become great places to live for residents of all ages. The full list of grantees and project descriptions can be found at www.aarp.org/communitychallenge.
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In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, AARP North Dakota gathered information through a questionnaire to help older people and those caring for them protect themselves from the virus and prevent it from spreading to others. A summary of the results can be found here:
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Evelyn Hildebrand of Minot is the recipient of the 2020 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service – AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award.
Residential Area In Winter
With average low temperatures ranging from the single digits to highs in the 20s Fahrenheit in North Dakota in December and January, it’s not too early to budget for and explore programs that are available to help pay winter heating bills.
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