— 524,000 Oklahomans are family caregivers and we know they can use more support. AARP is here to help. Anyone can take advantage of our free caregiving resources, not just AARP members. Now, we’re hosting a weeklong celebration of caregivers at Tulsa’s Guthrie Green with resources and help for caregivers as well as opportunities to relax.   Sunday, June 18, 2017- Father’s Day Concert and Caregivers Hospitality Lounge 2:30- 6:30pm Guthrie Green, 111 East M.B. Brady Street, Tulsa, OK 74103 Pre-register …

— Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community AARP Oklahoma is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Oklahomans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The award is named for AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus. Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Oklahoma based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other …

— The AARP Fraud Watch Network invites you to FREE Senior Fraud Conferences hosted by the Oklahoma Insurance Department across the state. The conferences begin at 8:30 AM and a complimentary breakfast will be provided. Sign up today to learn how to protect yourself, friends and families from frauds and scams. TO REGISTER CALL  1-800-763-2828.   JUNE 1 – PAULS VALLEY Donald W. Reynolds Recreation Center 1005 N. Willow Pauls Valley, OK 73075   JUNE 6 – ALTUS Privett Event Center 1320 N. …

— Oklahomans can find out what it takes to start a business at age 50-plus at Encore Entrepreneur events in Tulsa and Durant this month. Experts will explain how to write a business plan and seek start-up capital. The free lunch-and-learn events will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hardesty Regional Library in Tulsa on Thursday, June 22, and the REI Women’s Business Center in Durant on Tuesday, June 27. Space is limited, and registration is required. To …

— Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life. You may have become a caregiver suddenly or perhaps your role has evolved over time. No matter where you are in the continuum of caregiving- starting to plan, helping to coordinate a big move, or take care of a family member in your home- having resources at your fingertips will make the process easier. With many organizations offering different types of help and …

— More than 520,000 Oklahomans care for older parents, spouses or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their own homes. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and now a new law will make life a little bit easier for them. The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act helps family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. The CARE Act requires hospitals to:  Provide your loved one the opportunity to …

— There are plenty of reputable contests and sweepstakes out there (including some from AARP). But there are also a lot of bad players looking to bilk you out of your money. How It Works: You’re told you’ve won a prize but: You have to pay a fee to collect your winnings; You have to wire money to a well-known company to insure delivery of the prize; You have to deposit a check they have sent you; Your notice was mailed …

— The AARP Fraud Watch Network successfully brought fraud-fighting efforts to Oklahomans across the state with three, free Operation Stop Scams events in Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Tulsa in April. Operation Stop Scams free shredding events allowed 495 Oklahomans to safely shred nearly 30,000 pounds of sensitive documents. AARP OK would like to thank our event co-hosts,  OK Attorney General’s Office, The Community Market of Pottawatomie County, the News on 6, and the amazing AARP OK volunteers who helped make these events a tremendous …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

— AARP OK, REI Oklahoma and the Small Business Administration are offering three, free Encore Entrepreneur events during May and June. Sign up today so you can get help from experts and resources to move your small business ideas forward.  These Encore Entrepreneur events are specifically designed for those age 50 and older who want to start or grow a small business or make an established one more successful.   OKC Encore Entrepreneur Lunch & Learn Monday, May 15, 2017 11am – …