— AARP OK, REI Oklahoma and the Small Business Administration are hosting a Facebook Live Encore Entrepreneur event on Monday, May 1 at 10am. AARP State Director Sean Voskuhl, REI’s Dr. Barbara Rackley, and SBA’s Pam Walker will share important information and resources so individuals can move their small business ideas forward. To submit questions and join in the discussion, go to https://www.facebook.com/AARPOK/. In addition, learn about three, free upcoming Encore Entrepreneur events in Oklahoma City, Durant and Tulsa. Encore Entrepreneur events are specifically designed …

— HB 1913 would create a new predatory loan, similar to a payday or signature loan, with an annual percentage rate of 204% and AARP Oklahoma is opposed to the proposed predatory loan. AARP Oklahoma believes in protecting the financial security and independence of all as we age, but these kinds of loans create nothing but a debt trap.  Payday lenders use high-cost loans to target seniors on fixed incomes and working Oklahomans.  Multiple people in a single household can take this loan, …

— AARP OKLAHOMA OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR 2017 INDIAN ELDER HONORS 9th Annual Celebration to Recognize Impact on Tribes, Family and Community 2017 INDIAN ELDER HONORS NOMINATION FORM AARP Oklahoma is accepting nominations for its ninth annual Indian Elder Honors to celebrate 50 Native American elders who have positively impacted their community, family, tribe and nation. Since its inception in 2009, AARP Oklahoma has recognized 400 elders from all 39-federally recognized tribes and nations in Oklahoma. “The AARP Indian Elder Honors recognizes …

— AARP Oklahoma is hosting three shredding events to help residents safely dispose of outdated documents such as bank statements, tax forms and medical bills. Oklahomans filed more than 23,500 complaints of fraud and identity theft with the Federal Trade Commission in 2016. Tulsa, in particular, has been a hotbed of identity theft and ranks among the top third of metro areas nationwide for the number of complaints per capita. The events are scheduled April 21, Oklahoma City; April 22, Tulsa; …

— Combating fraud is a priority for AARP Oklahoma, which represents approximately 400,000 members age 50-plus throughout Oklahoma. In a 2015 report, AARP found the total number of identity thefts, frauds and other consumer complaints in Oklahoma was 24,002. Identity thieves routinely search through dumpsters and trash cans, looking to find confidential information.  One way to keep your identity safe is to shred documents containing personal information. This includes bank and credit card statements, tax forms, and medical bills. AARP and the …

— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 6 p.m. CT Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …

— Corporation Commission Rejects OG&E’s Request for Demand Charge, Doubling of Customer Charge – Corporation Commission Orders OG&E To Pay Customer Refunds AARP Oklahoma vigorously opposed OG&E’s $92.5 million utility rate hike proposal, you said #No2OGE and the Corporation Commission listened! The Corporation Commission rejected OG&E’s request for a rate hike that would double the monthly OG&E customer charge from $13 to almost $27 and a costly residential demand charge. “We are elated that commissioners rejected the outrageous residential demand charge …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 24, 2017 at 6 p.m. CT, …

— Thank you for participating in today’s tele-town hall with AARP OK State Director Sean Voskuhl and special guest Toni Pratt-Reid, president of the Association of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners. NOW YOU CAN TAKE ACTION AND TELL YOUR SENATOR TO VOTE YES ON HOUSE BILL 1013 House Bill 1013 gives nurse practitioners more authority to heal. HB1013 increases Oklahomans’ access to health care, take steps toward addressing the shortage of primary health care providers, and supports the 524,000 caregivers in our state. AARP …

— Oklahoma weather can be dangerous and can quickly turn deadly. To keep you and those you love safe, we’ve put together the following resources from our friends at News on 6 and News 9. News on 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer and AARP OK State Director Sean Voskuhl talk Tornado Safety Tips. Take a look inside the News on 6 weather studio with Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer. News on 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer tells AARP OK State Director Sean Voskuhl …