AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Offers Oklahomans Free Tax Preparation Service; Program Helped State Residents Get Nearly $20 Million in Refunds Last Year

Posted on 02/2/2016 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

  A free tax preparation service from AARP Foundation that helped low to moderate income Oklahomans get nearly $20 million in refunds last year, this week opens its doors in 25 cities around the state. Staffed by more than 300 volunteers who are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure their knowledge of revisions to the U.S. tax code, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide assisted nearly 31,000 Oklahomans filing their federal and state returns in 2015. Volunteers helped Oklahomans get a total …

AARP Oklahoma Celebrates Family Caregivers This Holiday Season; Presents Portrait of Care to Tulsa Resident

Posted on 12/14/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

As families in communities across the state gather to celebrate the holiday season, AARP Oklahoma is celebrating the spirit of more than half a million family caregivers in the state who help older parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently at home. “At this special time of year, we want to celebrate family caregivers and spotlight their experiences of hope, love, dedication and perseverance,” said AARP Oklahoma State President Joe Ann Vermillion of McAlester. As a representation of all …

Twelve Days of Holiday Scams

Posted on 12/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Oklahomans can avoid letting a grinch ruin this holiday season, thanks to a gift from AARP. “Twelve Days of Holiday Scams,” a series of videos produced by AARP volunteer Fraud Fighters, are being posted one per day on Facebook, Dec. 1-12. Each video draws attention to a different scam. AARP Oklahoma and the state Office of Attorney General are promoting the series, which will remain online all month. Many con artists target the holiday season because it’s a time when …

Tulsa’s Johanna Graham Named AARP Foundation Tax Aide Volunteer of the Year

Posted on 11/16/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Johanna Graham of Tulsa has been named the 2015 AARP Foundation Tax Aide Volunteer of the Year. Ms. Graham was honored recently at a luncheon in Oklahoma City. She has been a Tax Aide volunteer for ten years and served as a local coordinator at a Tax Aide site in a Tulsa Library. In addition, she has served as instructor of tax law at the annual training and was also lead instructor last year. She oversees the transmission of electronic …

Hazel McDaniel Named Recipient of Andrus Award for Community Service; Four Others Honored

Posted on 11/12/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Shawnee resident Hazel McDaniel, who has spent the better part of her life serving other people, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service. The Andrus Award, named for the association’s founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, is the most prestigious volunteer tribute given by AARP. It recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. Mrs. McDaniel, who recently accepted the award at a luncheon, told the …

Lights, Camera, Family Caregiving: AARP Oklahoma Debuts New Video ” Family Caregiving in Oklahoma”

Posted on 11/2/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

In honor of National Caregivers Month, AARP has put together a very special video that shines the light on the important role played by family caregivers in Oklahoma. “Family Caregiving in Oklahoma” is a 17-minute video hosted by AARP Oklahoma State President Joe Ann Vermillion. It features the caregiving stories of five Oklahomans: Governor Mary Fallin, State Senator Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, (who authored the CARE Act), OSU Professor Whitney Bailey and caregivers Kristen Mitchem of Oklahoma City and Michelle Mercer …