Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care. Join SingFit Co-Founder Andy Tubman, a music therapist who is an expert on music and the brain, for a free interactive webinar presented by AARP titled, “Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers.” …

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From finding a job to making the most of your work day, AARP will present free a webinar titled Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers: The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker,”  Tuesday May 10th. Sharon Emek, Founder and CEO of Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) and former professor at Rutgers, will give you tips on teleworking, help you avoid work-from-home scams and find reputable employers who are hiring teleworkers. She’ll be joined by AARP North Carolina volunteer Stan C. Kimer …

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The strong majority of likely voters in Oklahoma (87%), across party lines, support home- and community-based services that enable older Oklahomans to live independently at home, according to the most recent quarterly poll conducted by SoonerPoll.  This critical, lower-cost care that seniors and their family caregivers, count on includes home delivered meals, aides, transportation, and more. “At a time when our state government needs to pinch every penny, it’s important to recognize that home- and community-based services keep our seniors …

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Have a dream to be your own boss? More and more Americans 50 and older are turning their passions into paychecks by starting their own business or non-profit venture. AARP supports developing opportunities for experienced workers to pursue entrepreneurship as a means to generate income, boost financial security and assist others in meeting needs. Think you have what it takes? Join us for a free event designed for the Encore Entrepreneur and learn how to use your experience, knowledge and …

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AARP Oklahoma is accepting nominations for its eighth annual Indian Elder Honors program, celebrating the accomplishments of Native Americans who belong to the state’s 39 federally recognized tribes and nations. More than 700 people are expected to attend the awards ceremony in October to pay tribute to 50 tribal elders for their contributions to their communities, families, state or tribal nations. Last year’s winners included a 94-year-old “language warrior” who has helped to keep a native language from going extinct, …

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When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here. [Photo credit: …

Join AARP Oklahoma at the Invisible Nations Sunday Concert Event, Hosted by AARP, KOSU, The Spy’s Ryan LaCroix, and Invisible Nations multi-media journalist Allison Herrera. At AARP we know being a caregiver is one of the most important roles you will have in your lifetime. AARP is hosting a relaxing oasis for caregivers during the concert event to just get away and have fun. Stop by our AARP Caregivers Hospitality Lounge complete with free chair massages, refreshments, and gourmet pizza …

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Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]

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You’re Invited to Our Virtual Viewing Party: Staying Competitive with Work & Jobs! Register and watch our online lessons on your computer or mobile device. As a thank you, everyone who registers will receive a free stainless steel travel mug! Watch the videos – which will teach you how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, YouTube and more to stay competitive in the job market.  You can take a short quiz for a chance to win our grand prize – a $250 …

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The Oklahoma legislature is currently considering House Bill 2482 by Representative Pat Ownbey and Senator Frank Simpson that would update state law, creating a nurse licensure compact, to allow nurses to care across state lines. This no-cost, commonsense solution would create opportunities for nurses with licenses in neighboring states to practice in Oklahoma. “Allowing registered nurses to practice across state lines may prove critical to improving access to health care in rural Oklahoma and across the state,” says Sean Voskuhl, …