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— Clinton resident Donald Miller’s dedication to helping make life better for others was recognized as he was named the recipient of the 2016 AARP Oklahoma Andrus Award for Community Service. The award – the highest honor given by AARP – was presented at a luncheon held in Oklahoma City. Miller was one of four nominees for the honor. AARP State Director Sean Voskuhl said, “Donald Miller’s generous and giving spirit exemplifies the best of Oklahoma and we honor his commitment …

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— The holidays aren’t always the happiest time of year – especially if you’re dealing with the stress of being a family caregiver. Or what if, you’re a long-distance caregiver that will return home for the holidays? AARP is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a very special webinar titled, “Caregiving & the Holidays: Signs, Expectations & Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 2 pm CT Ruth Drew, who is Director of Family and Information Services at …

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— Don’t miss out! Register today for the free webinar, “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer.” Join AARP on Thursday, December 1st for a free webinar. “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer” will feature the inspiring true-life story of a dog named Bella who helped her owner, Jean Baur, find a sense of belonging and confidence after being downsized by her job. The webinar airs live at 2 p.m. CT on Thursday, December 1st …

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— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax-filing help to those who need it most and Oklahoma is recruiting new volunteers. We are looking for compassionate and friendly individuals to join our volunteer team this upcoming tax season. We’ll provide the training and support to help you learn new skills, and you’ll get a great feeling from helping someone else. Join our team today! Apply at www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669)

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— Guess what PSO customers… you said #No2PSO and the Corporation Commission listened!  PSO asked for $130 million rate increase, but the Corporation Commission said no and, instead, agreed to a $14 million increase. You raised your voice and the Corporation Commission listened. Plus, since you’ve been paying $75 million in PSO interim rates since January, you will now be eligible for a refund. AARP Oklahoma is proud to fight for affordable utilities and for you! Read all about it in …

— Holidays have always been full of family fun for us, but I’ve also used them as a time to observe how my parents are doing on their own and talk about changes. It can be tough, creating a celebratory mood while also dealing with serious family issues, such as driving, personal care, and finances. Here are my top tips for successful conversation. Observe before your act – Before you begin a conversation, spend time with loved ones observing and gathering …

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— AARP has announced actress and advocate Holly Robinson Peete will headline a live,  Online Family Caregiving Fair scheduled for Thursday, November 17. Registration for the Online Family Caregiving Fair HERE Peete, who is best known for her roles on 21 Jump Street and Hanging’ with Mr. Cooper, simultaneously cared for a father with Parkinson’s disease and a son with autism.  She will discuss juggling caregiving and work, facing hurdles as a family caregiver and balancing caring for yourself while caring …

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— In the “how low can you go” category, scammers often target veterans – either in direct scams offering bogus services, or in charity scams that closely mimic the names of legitimate organizations helping veterans and military families. Warn your loved ones of these top tricks: Bogus sales – A scammer claiming to be a deploying service member posts a large ticket item on a classified ad website that he needs to sell right away and at a steep discount. The …

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— Looking for a job but feeling overwhelmed by the countless number of online resources? Get expert tips and advice on how to cut through the clutter and find the job that’s right for you. Don’t miss our free webinar “Navigating Cluttered Job Search Sites,” featuring Jobs Expert Kerry Hannon. 3 p.m. ET/2pm CT, Thursday, November 10. Register HERE Kerry Hannon, AARP’s jobs expert, is an award-winning author and nationally recognized authority on career transitions and retirement. Her latest book is …

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— Election day is drawing near and you have to be prepared… Before you head to the polls, be sure to take the time to educate yourself on the many State Questions on the ballot. CLICK HERE TO READ THE OKLAHOMA VOTER GUIDE is a nonpartisan effort by a coalition of Oklahoma entities from both the non-profit and for profit sectors. This voter guide does not endorse or oppose any candidates for state or federal office, nor does it take any …