AARP North Dakota to host legislative event in Grand Forks for the public

Dec. 8—GRAND FORKS — The public is invited to join the American Association of Retired Persons North Dakota on Dec. 13 at Half Brothers Brewing from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to learn how high prescription drug prices, frauds and the lack of options available to age independently at home effect older adults.

Those in attendance will get a chance to share their priorities and learn what newly elected or re-elected local area legislators will focus on during the upcoming North Dakota legislative session.

"Not only will community members have a chance to connect in person with their legislators, we'll discuss some of the opportunities legislators have to address the issues North Dakotans 50 and over have made clear influenced their votes in the November election," Josh Askvig, AARP ND State Director said in a press release.

In early September, AARP ND asked voters 50 and older in North Dakota what issues were on their mind as they went to the polls in November. According to the press release, the top three issues noted by respondents included protection from fraud and scams; reducing the cost of prescription drugs; and protecting the public pension benefits for state and local public employees.

Other issues that arose were protecting Medicare and Social Security benefits along with living independently in home as they age. These topics will be a part of the conversation on Dec. 13.

The event is free to attend, but registration is requested. To register go to

https://events.aarp.org/OnTapGF