AARP Survey: Nearly Half Say They Have Experienced Food Insecurity; 35 Percent of Pottawatomie County Residents Worried

Posted on 05/18/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Livable Communities   Food insecurity and hunger have a devastating effect on rural Oklahoma – in particular Pottawatomie County – so says a new study today released by AARP. Nearly half of Pottawatomie County residents surveyed say they, or someone in their household, has experienced food insecurity and two-thirds say someone close to them — like a neighbor or friend — has experienced this problem, said AARP Executive Council Member and Shawnee resident Tewanna Edwards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines …

Learn How to Avoid Scams at Nine Oklahoma Events

Posted on 05/11/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Fraud The AARP Fraud Watch Network will be at 2015 Senior Fraud Conferences being held at nine cities across the state from May to July. The conferences are being hosted by the Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Medicare Assistance Program. Registration, which is free for senior adults, can be made online or by calling 1-800-763-2828. All conferences begin with a free breakfast starting at 8 a.m. and conclude at 12:15 p.m. “Crooks target seniors because they think they’re an easy target,” said Oklahoma …

Recognizing Lawmakers for Helping Family Caregivers

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Events | Home & Family AARP Oklahoma named Gov. Mary Fallin (R), state Sen. Brian Crain (R) and state Rep. Harold Wright (R) as Capitol Caregivers at a legislative breakfast in March. The designation recognizes their leadership in passing a first-in-the-nation law that helps family caregivers provide follow-up care when a patient comes home from a hospital stay. The Oklahoma lawmakers were among a bipartisan group of 46 legislators and three governors in 19 states who were recognized for their efforts to advance policies that …

AARP Names Governor Fallin, Senator Crain & Representative Wright “Capitol Caregivers”

Posted on 04/23/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Caregiving In recognition of their leadership and support of the CARE Act, a law that gives Oklahoma caregivers new rights and supports, AARP has named Governor Mary Fallin, State Senator Brian Crain of Tulsa and State Representative Harold Wright of Weatherford as “Capitol Caregivers.” Fallin, Wright and Crain, all Republicans, are among a bi-partisan, nationwide group of 46 state legislators and three governors from 19 states named “Capitol Caregivers,” for advancing policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible …

AARP Live on RFD-TV

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Disaster rarely gives you a heads up, and can take many unexpected forms. Everyone should have a plan of action, but some Americans can be particularly vulnerable during times of uncertainty. It’s important to keep this in mind when forming an effective plan, and to consider your personal needs. Disaster preparation is more than storing water and food, and every situation requires a different solution. On our recent episode of  AARP Live, our panel of experts shared important information to help you and your loved …

AARP Oklahoma Online Disaster Preparation Kit

Posted on 04/13/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Uncategorized   Download and print your copy of Game Day by AARP — a tool guide with information and checklists to help you prepare for a disaster. Game day will help you put together a communication plan, compile important emergency telephone numbers and make a list of medications you might need in the event of an emergency.       Con artists and scammers are ready to take advantage of disaster victims. The AARP Fraud Watch Network has tools and tips …