Survey Results Guide Outreach to Tribal Nations

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

Money & Work 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 …

Fighting to Keep Utility Rates Affordable

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), the state’s second-largest utility, is seeking a $45 million rate increase. The proposal would raise electric bills by about $4 a month for customers using 1,000 kilowatt hours. The utility, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, plans to use some of the money to switch customers to smart meters, which monitor energy use by time of day. In a 2011 AARP survey of Oklahomans age 50-plus, 52 percent said they were extremely or very concerned …

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

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

Money & Work 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 …

AARP Discounts at 2014 OU & OSU Basketball Games

Posted on 12/20/2013 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Money & Work Here’s another great way AARP saves you money! AARP Oklahoma members and their guests can get discount tickets for upcoming OU and OSU Basketball Games in 2014! Check out the schedules and click on the links below to order your tickets!           OSU Men’s Basketball Texas, January 8th — 8 p.m. $5 tickets available You can click here to purchase OSU basketball tickets.         OU Basketball Games Men’s vs. Iowa State SAT, JAN 11 2014 11:00 am Find Tickets Men’s …

AARP Tax-Aide State Coordinator: Volunteers Needed for 2014

Posted on 12/11/2013 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Money & Work By DICK MITCHELL AARP Oklahoma Tax-Aide Volunteer   AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service is seeking volunteers in Oklahoma to assist in tax assistance and preparation and to become leadership coordinators, according to AARP Oklahoma Tax-Aide State Coordinator Shirley Raymond. Raymond, who lives in Chandler, recently began her second stint as Tax-Aide State Coordinator for Oklahoma. “Tax-Aide is a wonderful service,” she says. “Taxes are part of our lives that we can’t ignore and …

Plan Now – or Pay Later – for Your Health Costs in Retirement

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand, Vice President of the Financial Security team in the Education and Outreach group at AARP I don’t know about you, but I plan to live a very long (and hopefully healthy) life. My father lived to 82 – even with three separate bouts of cancer – and my mom is still going strong at 76. So I’d rather bet on living to 100, and plan accordingly, than run the risk of outliving my money. Frankly, I’d …