AARP Participates in Dedication of Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project Center

AARP Participates in Dedication of Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project Center

Posted on 09/18/2013 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Local Resources AARP participated in an open house and ribbon cutting at the Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project Center in Moore. The center is one of three offices open to provide case management and long-term recovery for all communities affected by the May storms and tornadoes. Other offices are located in El Reno and Shawnee. Watch a video of the ribbon cutting HERE The hours of the Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project Center, which is located at 1700 South Broadway in Moore, are:  8:30 …

Resources for Grandfamilies

Resources for Grandfamilies

Posted on 09/5/2013 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Local Resources Programs That Can Help Local programs that provide support, resources and assistance to grandfamilies can often be found by contacting your local school, area agency on aging, community center, faith-based organization or children’s services office.  The AARP GrandCare Support Locator is a free online service where programs can self-list their services and resources. Search by your city, state or zip code. www.giclocalsupport.org More resources for grandparents raising grandchildren is available HERE. Key Programs in Oklahoma Family Circles: Relatives as Parents …

AARP Establishes Relief Fund for Victims of Oklahoma Tornadoes

AARP Establishes Relief Fund for Victims of Oklahoma Tornadoes

Posted on 05/22/2013 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Local Resources AARP Oklahoma and AARP Foundation today announced it has established the AARP Foundation Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund: www.aarp.org/disasterrelief to support victims affected by the recent devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma. AARP and its members are committed to helping those in need. AARP and AARP Foundation will match contributions dollar-for-dollar up to $250,000, assuring up to $500,000 in aid once the match is met through contributions.  The matching program will be administered through AARP Foundation. The Foundation will give funds to organizations …

AARP Oklahoma, SBA to Host Entrepreneur Workshops

Posted on 04/1/2013 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Local Resources AARP Oklahoma is teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to host two entrepreneur workshops next week in Tulsa as part of National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month, a month set by AARP and SBA to encourage individuals over the age of 50 who want to start or grow their own business. “Many new entrepreneurs are saving their best acts for their encore performance,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills.  “They’re using their decades of expertise and their rolodexes to …

50% Discount on Family Memberships at 31 Oklahoma Museums

50% Discount on Family Memberships at 31 Oklahoma Museums

Posted on 03/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources Beginning this month, AARP members can purchase a family membership to the Oklahoma Historical Society for $25—half the usual cost of $50. The annual membership covers entry fees to 31 museums and historical sites including the Oklahoma History Center, the Pioneer Woman Museum, the Cherokee Strip Museum, the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, the Pawnee Bill Ranch, the Sod House Museum, Sequoyah’s Cabin, Honey Springs Battlefield, Fort Washita and Fort Gibson.Members also receive the society’s newsletter and invitations to preview special …

AARP Partnership Results in Launch of Senior Hunger Program

AARP Partnership Results in Launch of Senior Hunger Program

Posted on 11/12/2012 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Local Resources  As part of Drive to End Hunger, Oklahoma partnered with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma on a year-long plan that resulted in the creation and launch of the first dedicated hunger program for seniors in that area. “Senior Servings” is the first program of its kind to provide fresh produce, bread and non-perishable food sacks to 160 low income seniors twice a month in three “food desserts” in Tulsa, Osage and Nowata counties. “AARP is leading the way …