Business Consultant, Administrator & Community Leader Joe Ann Vermillion Named AARP Oklahoma State President

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

About AARP AARP Oklahoma has named business consultant, administrator and community leader Joe Ann Vermillion as its volunteer state president. Vermillion, a long-time McAlester resident, heads her own consulting firm that works with Oklahoma companies to help identify skills necessary for employees to be successful. She is former director of Kiamichi Career Technology Campus in McAlester and a past board member of the McAlester Chamber of Commerce. “Joe Ann embodies the legacy of AARP Founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who believed age …

Real Action by Jo Ann Jenkins

Posted on 12/22/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

About AARP (Note: this article originally appeared in the December 2014  edition of AARP Bulletin) Watch for the huge impact we’ll have on people’s lives in these areas. Caregiving – We developed state legislation known as the CARE Act (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act) that, among other things, requires hospitals to identify a designated family caregiver when a patient is admitted and adequately instruct that caregiver in how to care for the patient after discharge. The measure is already law in Oklahoma and …

Discounts for Sporting Events

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP Oklahoma sports fans who are AARP members can buy discount tickets to several college athletic events. For football enthusiasts, the discounts include two-for-one tickets to see the University of Tulsa play Marshall University Nov. 14 and $50 tickets (normally $90) to see Oklahoma State University face off against Baylor University Nov. 23. Fans are invited to stop by the AARP tent at these games to learn about responsible, common-sense solutions to keep Medicare and Social Security strong. In December, OU …

AARP Supports Smoke-free Ballot Initiative

Posted on 05/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP Efforts to give communities the right to pass smoke-free ordinances failed in committee during the last two legislative sessions. Now a coalition that includes AARP aims to put such a measure on the ballot. Current state law bans smoking in indoor public places, in workplaces and on public transportation, but AARP and other groups want communities to be able to pass stricter tobacco control laws. Smoking bans help reduce exposure to secondhand smoke—which is linked to about 700 deaths a …

Contact AARP Oklahoma

Posted on 11/15/2012 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

About AARP   AARP Oklahoma 126 N. Bryant Avenue Edmond, OK 73034 Phone: 1-866-295-7277 Fax: 405-844-7772   Press Contact: Craig E. Davis, Associate State Director, Communications 405-715-4473;   Staff Directory Sean Voskuhl, State Director 405-715-4475;   Dusty Darr, Associate State Director, Advocacy 405-715-4470;   Craig Davis, Associate State Director, Communications 405-715-4473;   Melba Knight, Senior Operations Associate 405-715-4472; mknight   Mashell Sourjohn, Associate State Director, Community Outreach 405-715-4474;      

Take a Road Trip from Home – Get your FREE 2013 AARP Oklahoma Calendar

Posted on 11/13/2012 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

About AARP It’s time to take a road trip across Oklahoma without even leaving home!  Get your FREE 2013 AARP Oklahoma Calendar today just by e-mailing your name and address to: We asked our members to help us showcase Oklahoma in pictures and they delivered! From beautiful landscapes to wildlife, we had over 200 submissions from virtually every corner of the state. Picking just 12 photos for this year’s calendar was hard work for our volunteers but choices had to be …