Social Security Lounge & Learns | September
Understanding the key building blocks of retirement is necessary to retirement planning. AARP North Dakota is offering in-person Social Security sessions in two locations in September. A speaker from the Bismarck office of the Social Security Administration will help people nearing retirement get the most out of Social Security in retirement. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
Missing Middle Housing Forums - Bismarck and West Fargo | September 27 & 28
Join community leaders and developers in Bismarck and West Fargo to discuss how to expand the housing options in these two growing cities in a way that that benefits everyone. We'll explore the advantages and components of a concept called Missing Middle Housing — digging into diverse housing options that support walkability, locally-servicing retail, and public transportation options. Space is limited. Register today!
Mosaic Art Classes in Bismarck | Tuesday, Oct. 10
Making art increases focus, lowers stress, and creates joy. Tap into all those positives by joining us for a mosaic art class with instruction provided by artist Molly McLain. You'll create your own colorful mosaic to take home. No charge to attend. Materials and refreshments will be provided. Register for one of the classes today!
Collage Art Classes in Grand Forks | Thursday, Oct. 12
Gain a greater understanding of the elements of design including line, shape, texture, space and color during this two-hour class led by North Dakota Museum of Art Executive Director Mathew Wallace. You'll incorporate each element of design to create your own collage to take home. No charge for materials or to attend. Refreshments provided. Register for one of the classes today!
Afternoon Class (2-4 p.m.): Register here.
Evening Class (6-8 p.m.): Register here.
Volunteer Recognition Events in Bismarck and Fargo | Oct. 24 & 25
Whether you're a new or long-time AARP volunteer, or if you aspire to volunteer with AARP, we invite you to join us for one of the upcoming Volunteer Recognition events in either Bismarck or Fargo. We'll provide updates, some training and wrap up the event by recognizing volunteers during the awards luncheon. We're eager to announce the 2023 Andrus Award for Community Service nominees and name the recipient. No charge to attend. Lunch will be provided.
North Dakota LGBTQIA+ Summit | October 20-22
AARP North Dakota is a proud sponsor of the Summit and of the Red River Rainbow Seniors & Missouri River Rainbow Senior Seniors Social on Saturday, Oct. 21. Registration for that event coming soon.
AARP ND YOGA SERIES 2023-24
This fall we're bringing back our popular online yoga series! Local yoga teacher Sigrid Strebe will again be our guide to greater strength and flexibility while providing options for every body and ability. Each 45-minute class will take place on a Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. online. Yoga blocks, a bolster, a strap and a chair can be useful but are not required. Registration links coming soon.
Tele-Town Hall with ND Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler | Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 9:30 a.m.
Take part in this call-in town hall meeting, in which ND Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler will discuss new protections in place to protect vulnerable North Dakotans from investment fraud, in particular the Restitution Assistance Fund which went into affect July 1. While many will receive a call, you can ensure your ability to participate by calling into the tele-townhall at 1-855-962-1463.
Tele-Townhall with Kate Kleinert and Paul Greenwood | Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 9:30 a.m.
Scammers steal tens of billions of dollars a year, and among their hardest hit victims are older adults. Many are left penniless, bewildered and alone, yet don’t report the crime out of embarrassment, or they try but are turned away from law enforcement. Join us for a candid conversation with romance scam victim Kate Kleinert about the true emotional and physical toll of experiencing fraud, as well as why we should (and can) do more to investigate and prosecute fraud criminals. While many will receive a call, you can ensure your ability to participate by calling into the tele-townhall at 1-855-962-1463.
Tele-Townhall with North Dakota Attorney General | Friday, Dec. 15 at 9:30 a.m.
Take part in this call-in town hall meeting addressing the latest frauds and scams and ways to identify and report scams in North Dakota. Parrell Grossman, ND Assistant Attorney General and Director, Consumer Protection & Antitrust Division; and Marina Spahr, ND Assistant Attorney General and Director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit will be featured on the call. While many will receive a call, you can ensure your ability to participate by calling into the tele-townhall at 1-855-962-1463.
ONGOING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
Driver Safety Courses | Find online and in-person driver safety courses designed for North Dakota drivers age 50 and older.
Speakers Bureau | Click here to book a speaker OR Click here to become a speaker.
2023 EVENT RECORDINGS
2022 EVENT RECORDINGS
Clean Cooking with Sue Balcom from Nov. 16
Menopause: What you Actually Need to Know from Oct. 19
Get to Know Yoga from Sept. 21
Get Your Yard Ready for Fall from August 17
FitLot & Outdoor Fitness from July 20
Hiking Around North Dakota from June 15
LGBT Connect & Learn: Tips from Behind the Pharmacy Counter from May 12
Homefit: Your Home for Life from March 24
Brain Healthy Cooking from March 16
Living Longer, Living Smarter: Health from Feb. 24
Smartphone Photo Editing from Jan. 19
AARP/MDU Winter Heating Series
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