AARP Oklahoma

Craig Davis


Associate State Director of Communications for AARP Oklahoma since 2008.

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Tulsa’s Johanna Graham Named AARP Foundation Tax Aide Volunteer of the Year

Posted on 11/16/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Johanna Graham of Tulsa has been named the 2015 AARP Foundation Tax Aide Volunteer of the Year. Ms. Graham was honored recently at a luncheon in Oklahoma City. She has been a Tax Aide volunteer for ten years and served as a local coordinator at a Tax Aide site in a Tulsa Library. In addition, she has served as instructor of tax law at the annual training and was also lead instructor last year. She oversees the transmission of electronic …

Hazel McDaniel Named Recipient of Andrus Award for Community Service; Four Others Honored

Posted on 11/12/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Shawnee resident Hazel McDaniel, who has spent the better part of her life serving other people, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service. The Andrus Award, named for the association’s founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, is the most prestigious volunteer tribute given by AARP. It recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. Mrs. McDaniel, who recently accepted the award at a luncheon, told the …

Lights, Camera, Family Caregiving: AARP Oklahoma Debuts New Video ” Family Caregiving in Oklahoma”

Posted on 11/2/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

In honor of National Caregivers Month, AARP has put together a very special video that shines the light on the important role played by family caregivers in Oklahoma. “Family Caregiving in Oklahoma” is a 17-minute video hosted by AARP Oklahoma State President Joe Ann Vermillion. It features the caregiving stories of five Oklahomans: Governor Mary Fallin, State Senator Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, (who authored the CARE Act), OSU Professor Whitney Bailey and caregivers Kristen Mitchem of Oklahoma City and Michelle Mercer …

AARP Oklahoma State President: Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month by Continuing Strong State Support

Posted on 11/2/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

  By JOE ANN VERMILLION State President, AARP Oklahoma   Watch Family Caregiving in Oklahoma — A New Video by AARP Oklahoma November is National Family Caregivers Month – an appropriate time to say “thank you” to the more than 524,000 unpaid, family caregivers in Oklahoma. The best way to honor these unsung heroes is by providing better support. Day in and day out, in cities, towns and rural areas across the state, children care for aging parents, spouses care …

AARP Contributes to National Research Grant That Will Help Rural Caregivers & Hospitals

Posted on 10/29/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

AARP Oklahoma provided thought leadership, advocacy, community outreach and research for a national research grant recently awarded to Oklahoma State University. Earlier this year, AARP announced a partnership with Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to expand its caregiving work in all 77 Oklahoma counties. From Oklahoma State University News & Information: A team of researchers led by Whitney A. Bailey, Ph.D. in the College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University received a two-year, $311,602 grant focused on improving health literacy …

AARP Oklahoma Continues Tradition of Recognizing Native Elders at 7th Annual Indian Elder Honors

Posted on 10/7/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

  One by one, as their names were called and a short summary of their life read, they stood to the applause of the assembled audience as a medallion was hung around their neck. Artists and educators, ministers and veterans, language preservationists and tribal leaders. Some were well-known, others have lived quiet lives of dignity. All were celebrated at the 7th Annual AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors held Tuesday in Oklahoma City. “The common thread among these honorees is the …