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Craig Davis


Associate State Director of Communications for AARP Oklahoma since 2008.

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Oklahoma Honors Caregiving Month with New Law Supporting Caregivers

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

By MARJORIE LYONS State President, AARP Oklahoma   November is National Family Caregivers Month and there is good news for Oklahoma’s caregivers!   As of November 1st, Oklahoma is the first state in the nation to adopt a new law that will provide new rights and better supports for caregivers. The CARE Act (SB1536), which was championed by AARP, would not have happened without the hard work and leadership of Senator Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, Rep. Harold Wright, R-Weatherford and Governor …

Violet McClanahan Named 2014 Oklahoma Andrus Award Winner

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Violet McClanahan, a retired special education teacher from Bessie, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Oklahoma Andrus Award for Community Service. The award was presented at the 2014 AARP Oklahoma Volunteer Celebration recently held in Oklahoma City. Named after AARP Founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Andrus Award is the highest honor given to a volunteer by AARP. Violet spent many hours displaying kindness and compassion to her students. She accompanied them to the State Special Olympics and …

Fraud Watch: Scammers Exploiting Ebola Fears

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

By Kristin Keckeisen Fraud Watch Network   Scammers prey on fears during the worst of circumstances – and the Ebola crisis is no different. Fraudsters are already using sleazy tactics to turn a quick buck. Watch out for: online offers for an Ebola cure or special “natural” or “dietary” methods to alleviate or prevent symptoms; email scams with alarming messages like “Ebola update” or “Ebola Pandemic” which may include links that release computer viruses; sales of “personal protection kits” at low …

AARP Recognizes Oklahoma Indian Elders at Annual Honors Event; Former Choctaw Chief Receives Leadership Award

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Native veterans, language preservationists, artists, a renowned female ceremonial dancer and a former Chief of the Choctaw Nation were among those recognized at the 6th Annual AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors recently held in Oklahoma City. More than 700 family members, tribal leaders and honored guests from across the state attended the event which recognized elders from 30 Oklahoma tribes and nations. The AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors is the largest event of its kind bringing together all Oklahoma tribes and …

Top Ten Things About Tonight’s AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

1. Honorees come from 30 Oklahoma tribes & nations.2. The oldest honoree tonight (Lewis Ketchum) is 100 years old.3. Since it’s inception in 2009, the AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors has recognized 300 elders from 39 tribes and nations.4. We will be live tweeting tonight’s event at #AARPNDNElderHonors5. Former Choctaw Chief Gregory Pyle is the inaugural recipient of The Dr. John Edwards Memorial Leadership Award.6. Honoree Winnie Guess-Perdue is a direct descendant of Sequoyah7. Kiowa & Apache Honoree Duke Tsoodle, …

Volunteer for AARP Day of Service September 11th

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

AARP was founded on service. Our motto reflects the legacy of our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus: “What we do, we do for all.” Every year, we set aside a Day of Service where staff and volunteers can give back to the community. This year, Day of Service will be on Thursday, September 11th.  AARP Oklahoma will volunteer at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma – Come join us …