AARP Oklahoma

Craig Davis

Biography:

Associate State Director of Communications for AARP Oklahoma since 2008.

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Make a Nomination for 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service

Make a Nomination for 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service now through June 1st. The Andrus Award, which is named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, is the association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute that recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. Previous Andrus Award winners in Oklahoma include: Phyllis Crosswell (2013);  Linda Johnson Huggins (2012); Gladys Jordan Lytle (2011); Dr. John Edwards (2010); Dr. Gerald Gustafson (2009); …

Oklahoma Volunteer Nominated for National Community Service Award

Oklahoma Volunteer Nominated for National Community Service Award

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Long-time AARP Oklahoma volunteer Gerrie Cordes, who currently serves as vice president of the Custer County Chapter, was nominated for AARP’s annual Chapter and Unit Community Service Award. The award is given on behalf of AARP and NRTA (National Retired Teacher’s Association) to a person providing the most outstanding service to the community through a chapter or unit-sponsored service project in 2013. Gerrie will receive a pin commemorating her nomination for this prestigious award. She has previously served as president …

PBS NewsHour Profiles AARP Oklahoma Efforts to Pass Caregiver Legislation

PBS NewsHour Profiles AARP Oklahoma Efforts to Pass Caregiver Legislation

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

AARP Oklahoma’s fight to pass Senate Bill 1536 as part of its ongoing caregiving work was the focus of a report that aired nationally on PBS NewsHour, April 8th. Click HERE to watch the story. The report, entitled “Easing the burden of long-term medical demands for family caregivers,” explored the plight of two Oklahoma City families – the Mitchems and the Shapards — who now care for loved ones at home as a result of medical illnesses. The burden  of performing medical …

New Survey Shows Overwhelming Support for Caregiving Legislation; Aging Advocates Call on Legislature to Give Family Caregivers Better Training

New Survey Shows Overwhelming Support for Caregiving Legislation; Aging Advocates Call on Legislature to Give Family Caregivers Better Training

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Nearly all Oklahomans think it is important to provide better training for family caregivers, according to a new survey today released by aging advocates at the State Capitol. AARP Oklahoma, which commissioned the non-partisan survey of 400 likely Oklahoma voters, said the results were timely since the Legislature is considering a bill that would strengthen training for family caregivers and allow patients to designate a caregiver at the time of hospital admission. Senate Bill 1536 by Senator Brian Crain, R-Tulsa …

Unsung, Unselfish & Undertrained: Family Caregivers

Unsung, Unselfish & Undertrained: Family Caregivers

Posted on 02/4/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

  By MARJORIE LYONS, AARP Oklahoma State President There’s a group of unsung heroes that fan out every day across Oklahoma. In cities big and small, rural and urban, they do things like give baths and help others get dressed. They dispense medicine and provide transportation to doctor’s appointments. They are family caregivers. Nearly 600,000 family caregivers in the Sooner State make it possible for their loved ones to live independently at home. By helping with basic tasks of daily …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Will Provide Free Tax Assistance & Preparation Beginning in February

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Will Provide Free Tax Assistance & Preparation Beginning in February

Posted on 01/31/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

By DICK MITCHELL AARP Tax Aide Volunteer  AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45thyear, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.  Last year, 362 Oklahoma AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped …