Important Tornado Resources for Moore & Oklahoma City

Posted on 03/26/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Uncategorized City of OKC emergency mgmt is assessing and will have more information following assessments; they are currently aware of two areas of damage in OKC (SW 119 from S. May to the Moore city limits; N. Council to N. Rockwell from Reno to NW 10th) The Moore Chamber of Commerce has been out checking on businesses The Moore Police Department has started a new Community Service Unit and is available to help solve community problems that may arise.  Please feel free to …

AARP Fraud Fighters Offer Resources to Prevent Tax ID Theft: Free Shredding, Tax Preparation Service & Tips

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Uncategorized With less than a month left before Tax Day, AARP Fraud Fighters are warning Oklahomans about tax identity theft scams circulating widely across the state and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. “Already this year, hundreds of Oklahomans have been victims of tax identity theft and many more are putting themselves at risk,” says AARP Oklahoma Fraud Fighter Ethel Broiles. “All scammers need is a birthdate and Social Security number and they can electronically file …

Taking Care of Our Parents in the Later Years of Their Lives

Posted on 03/10/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

AGE-FRIENDLY | Caregiving | Community By DAVID BOECK Pam and I have a lot of friends transitioning into the period of life when we must step in and assist our parents to age successfully whether at home or in some kind of housing made for seniors.  It seems like the conversations at church, at lunch, at someone’s house while socializing or just out on the street socializing, all center on what is happening with parents.  I guess our parents were older or didn’t live as …

Improving Nutrition Among Native Americans

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family AARP Oklahoma is working with tribal leaders and the state Department of Health to reduce health disparities among Native Americans through better nutrition. During the Seventh Generation conference, which will be held in Norman April 7-9, Shannon Francis from the Denver Indian Center will present an indigenous cooking demonstration. Oklahoma is home to 39 federally recognized tribal nations and the second largest population of Native Americans in the country, according to the U.S. Census. Many Native Americans in the state …

Life Long Homes: Aging Successfully

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Home & Family By LOUISE SCHROEDER I know that the best way to remain independent during my “senior years” (society’s term for this time of my life, not mine) is to get and stay healthy.  Like many other people who are part of the “senior” population, staying in control of my life is one way I define what growing older successfully means to me. Early last year I went to a doctor (who still accepted new Medicare patients) for my “welcome to Medicare” …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Warns of Four Valentine’s Day Scams

Posted on 02/11/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Money & Work Editor’s Note: Media inquiries please call Craig Davis at 405-715-4473 As lovers and those looking for love prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is releasing new tips on how Oklahomans can protect themselves from scammers taking aim at their hearts and their pocketbooks. Scamming thousands of men and women each year – most over age 40 – romance swindles consistently make Top Scams lists, including those of the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov). The average per-victim …