Unsung, Unselfish & Undertrained: Family Caregivers

Unsung, Unselfish & Undertrained: Family Caregivers

Posted on 02/4/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Oklahoma   By MARJORIE LYONS, AARP Oklahoma State President There’s a group of unsung heroes that fan out every day across Oklahoma. In cities big and small, rural and urban, they do things like give baths and help others get dressed. They dispense medicine and provide transportation to doctor’s appointments. They are family caregivers. Nearly 600,000 family caregivers in the Sooner State make it possible for their loved ones to live independently at home. By helping with basic tasks of daily …

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

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

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

Events | Money & Work | Oklahoma | Volunteering 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 …

Honoring, Helping & Protecting Indian Elders

Honoring, Helping & Protecting Indian Elders

Posted on 01/28/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Oklahoma | Volunteering   By DR. JOHN EDWARDS Former Governor, Absentee Shawnee Tribe AARP Oklahoma Executive Council According to Native American tradition, leaders should always look seven generations behind and seven generations ahead when making decisions. It’s a way of making sure that our past is always connected to our future. What can we learn from the past? As Indian people we are taught the ways of our people through stories, song and language. We know the value of respecting and honoring our …

AARP Oklahoma Indian Navigator

AARP Oklahoma Indian Navigator

Posted on 01/16/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Oklahoma Scroll for Latest News & Updates on AARP Oklahoma Native American Outreach     Make a Nomination for 6th Annual AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors Nominations are being accepted NOW through June 30th for the 6th Annual AARP Oklahaoma Indian Elder Honors. All nominees must be living and be an enrolled member of a federally-recognized tribe or nation headquartered in Oklahoma. Fifty honorees will be recognized at an event in October 2014. The goal is to have at least one …

AARP Discounts at 2014 OU & OSU Basketball Games

AARP Discounts at 2014 OU & OSU Basketball Games

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

Money & Work | Oklahoma 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 …

Fred Piraro Named State Coordinator for AARP Oklahoma Driver Safety

Fred Piraro Named State Coordinator for AARP Oklahoma Driver Safety

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

Home & Family | Oklahoma | Volunteering Long-time volunteer Fred Piraro has been named Oklahoma AARP Driver Safety State Coordinator. Piraro first became a Driver Safety instructor after taking a course 15 years ago taught by former Driver Safety Coordinator, the late Tillman Ryser. “I had retired and was looking for something that I could do that would help the community,” Piraro said. “My wife and I talked it over and I’ve been a Driver Safety volunteer ever since.” Most recently, Fred has been the Chief Trainer …