AARP Oklahoma

Craig Davis


Associate State Director of Communications for AARP Oklahoma since 2008.

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AARP Survey: Nearly Half Say They Have Experienced Food Insecurity; 35 Percent of Pottawatomie County Residents Worried

Posted on 05/18/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

  Food insecurity and hunger have a devastating effect on rural Oklahoma – in particular Pottawatomie County – so says a new study today released by AARP. Nearly half of Pottawatomie County residents surveyed say they, or someone in their household, has experienced food insecurity and two-thirds say someone close to them — like a neighbor or friend — has experienced this problem, said AARP Executive Council Member and Shawnee resident Tewanna Edwards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines …

Learn How to Avoid Scams at Nine Oklahoma Events

Posted on 05/11/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

The AARP Fraud Watch Network will be at 2015 Senior Fraud Conferences being held at nine cities across the state from May to July. The conferences are being hosted by the Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Medicare Assistance Program. Registration, which is free for senior adults, can be made online or by calling 1-800-763-2828. All conferences begin with a free breakfast starting at 8 a.m. and conclude at 12:15 p.m. “Crooks target seniors because they think they’re an easy target,” said Oklahoma …

AARP Names Governor Fallin, Senator Crain & Representative Wright “Capitol Caregivers”

Posted on 04/23/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

In recognition of their leadership and support of the CARE Act, a law that gives Oklahoma caregivers new rights and supports, AARP has named Governor Mary Fallin, State Senator Brian Crain of Tulsa and State Representative Harold Wright of Weatherford as “Capitol Caregivers.” Fallin, Wright and Crain, all Republicans, are among a bi-partisan, nationwide group of 46 state legislators and three governors from 19 states named “Capitol Caregivers,” for advancing policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible …

AARP Oklahoma Online Disaster Preparation Kit

Posted on 04/13/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

  Download and print your copy of Game Day by AARP — a tool guide with information and checklists to help you prepare for a disaster. Game day will help you put together a communication plan, compile important emergency telephone numbers and make a list of medications you might need in the event of an emergency.       Con artists and scammers are ready to take advantage of disaster victims. The AARP Fraud Watch Network has tools and tips …

AARP Partners with Insurance Commissioner & 2 Works for You to Host Shredding Event in Tulsa on Tax Day

Posted on 04/9/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Celebrate Tax Day by shredding your tax preparation documents and other personal papers at a free event hosted by the AARP Fraud Watch Network, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak and 2 Works For You. The public is invited to bring their personal documents to shred from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15th, at the 2 Works for You TV studios located at 3701 S. Peoria in Tulsa. In addition, you can sign up to receive free Watch Dog Alerts …

AARP Urges Oklahoma House to Approve Proposal That Supports Caregivers & Protects Vulnerable Oklahomans from Financial Exploitation

Posted on 03/30/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

AARP today urged the State House of Representatives to approve a proposal that would support family caregivers and protect vulnerable Oklahomans from financial exploitation. Under current law, a power of attorney could automatically terminate in cases where a guardian is appointed. SB 109 by Senator Patrick Anderson, R-Enid and Representative Wade Rousselot, D-Wagoner, would amend Oklahoma statute to allow durable powers of attorney to continue, according to AARP Oklahoma State President Joe Ann Vermillion. The proposal, which was approved unanimously …