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Craig Davis

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Associate State Director of Communications for AARP Oklahoma since 2008.

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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 …

Simple Things You Can Do to Lower Your Electric Bill During Summer Heat

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

By JOHNATHAN MAJID AARP Volunteer Although this summer has been noticeably cooler than past years, there is still plenty of time when Oklahoma heat and humidity can make your electric bill soar. There are some simple things you can do to keep your energy bills low when the mercury rises. Radiation from the sun heats up building materials in your home.  Heat – especially from the attic – then travels inside your home where it is cooler. That’s why it’s …

AARP Live Returns August 21st with Conversation on Scams

Posted on 08/18/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Con artists are working overtime to steal your personal information but you can learn how to protect yourself. Watch AARP Live Thursday, August 21st at 10 p.m. ET. We’ll hear from long-time AARP employee Sally Hurme whose husband Art was the victim of the Imposter Scam – also known as the Grandparent Scam. We’ll also talk about the Jury Scam, the AARP Medical Device Scam and showcase how state offices around the country are helping AARP members protect themselves from …

Oklahoma Aging Partnership (OAP) Releases Annual Legislative Report on Aging Issues

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

The Oklahoma Aging Partnership (OAP) today announced the release of its annual legislative report on newly enacted legislation impacting the lives of older Oklahomans. Click HERE to read the full report.   The OAP is a non-partisan coalition comprised of AARP Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Alliance on Aging, the Oklahoma Silver Haired Legislature Alumni Association and the Oklahoma State Council on Aging.   The 2014 Legislative Report on Aging Issues details four OAP-endorsed caregiving, safety and nursing home bills. These proposals …