AARP North Dakota sent out a questionnaire to gather information to help older people and those caring for them protect themselves from the coronavirus and help prevent it from spreading to others. This graphic summarizes the responses.
This information has helped AARP North Dakota identify options to help communities during this challenging time.
Additionally, now more than ever, the 68,000 caregivers in North Dakota are playing a vital role in keeping their families safe and healthy.
We’re hoping this information also helps guide the state and local efforts to protect older North Dakotan’s.
Here are other AARP COVID-19 related resources.
Weekly National Coronavirus Tele-Town Halls
AARP is holding a weekly live coronavirus telephone town hall for members (on Thursdays at 12 p.m. CDT. You can listen and ask questions. To participate in the call, dial 855-274-9507. More information on the calls can be found here. Call recordings are posted on AARP.org/coronavirus.
AARP Community Connections
AARP recently launched AARP Community Connections. It’s a new online platform that allows users to organize and find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide financial assistance, or lend emotional support to neighbors, friends and loved ones. Across the country, these informal mutual aid groups will help communities stay connected and care for older adults and others who are at the greatest risk. To help combat social isolation, the site also offers access to trained volunteers who are standing by and ready to call anyone who wants to hear a friendly voice. For more information, visit www.aarpcommunityconnections.org
Dedicated Coronavirus Website
On our website, you can find extensive coronavirus information and resources which are updated regularly. It includes dozens of stories, videos, and tips designed to help people protect themselves and cope throughout this difficult time. Folks can sign up for a daily newsletter and find a whole lot more of AARP's coronavirus resources at www.aarp.org/coronavirus and in Spanish at www.aarp.org/elcoronavirus.
This story is provided by AARP North Dakota. Visit the AARP North Dakota page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.
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