Volunteer for AARP Day of Service September 11th

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

Events | Oklahoma 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 …

Survey Results Guide Outreach to Tribal Nations

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | Oklahoma A recent survey of Native Americans in Oklahoma shows personal health problems and staying healthy are the most critical challenges facing tribal members age 40-plus. Other challenges include the cost of living, saving for retirement and transportation. Having long-term care provided at home was a priority for most respondents. Many were worried about identity theft and fraud. Conducted by the Oklahoma Area Tribal Epidemiology Center, the survey provides insights to guide AARP Oklahoma’s outreach to the 39 tribal nations in …

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

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

Home & Family | Oklahoma 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

Home & Family | Oklahoma 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

Advocacy | Oklahoma 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 …

Giving PSO an Open Check Book for its Flawed Smart Meter Expansion Not a Smart Idea

Posted on 07/11/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Advocacy | Oklahoma   By JOE ANN VERMILLION   AARP Oklahoma Executive Council Member       Right now, our electric company – Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) – is asking the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to approve its flawed smart meter expansion program.  They want customers like you and me to pay for their $133 million expansion, even though their own analysis fails to show their smart meter program will reduce either operational expenses or the price of electricity for customers.   …