Life Long Homes: Aging Successfully

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Home & Family By LOUISE SCHROEDER I know that the best way to remain independent during my “senior years” (society’s term for this time of my life, not mine) is to get and stay healthy.  Like many other people who are part of the “senior” population, staying in control of my life is one way I define what growing older successfully means to me. Early last year I went to a doctor (who still accepted new Medicare patients) for my “welcome to Medicare” …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Warns of Four Valentine’s Day Scams

Posted on 02/11/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Money & Work Editor’s Note: Media inquiries please call Craig Davis at 405-715-4473 As lovers and those looking for love prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is releasing new tips on how Oklahomans can protect themselves from scammers taking aim at their hearts and their pocketbooks. Scamming thousands of men and women each year – most over age 40 – romance swindles consistently make Top Scams lists, including those of the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov). The average per-victim …

Life Long Homes: A Case Study on Making Your House Age Friendly

Posted on 02/11/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Home & Family | Uncategorized   By DAVID BOECK This last year I was contacted by a couple that live in a neighborhood where I have done a number of projects making houses age-friendly.  They live in a house that is or wasn’t age-friendly and one of them was developing some mobility issues.They are both in their 70’s and very active and even still working which includes a lot of travel. They had added a painting studio to the house on ground level.  The problem …

Dr. Carter G. Woodson: His Peculiar Road to Becoming the Father of Black History

Posted on 02/9/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Community (Story provided. Photo used w permission ASALH http://asalh100.org/) He was born to former slaves in 1875. His parents, Anne Eliza (Riddle) and James Henry Woodson, could neither read nor write. Instead of going to school, he stayed home and worked the family farm in New Canton, Va. Having largely taught himself, he didn’t attend high school until he was 20 years old. And yet, as a man with this humble childhood experience, Carter Godwin Woodson went on to attend Berea …

Noted Health Care Professional, Native American Advocate, Communications Expert & Legal Professional to Help Guide AARP Work in Oklahoma

Posted on 02/6/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

AARP Oklahoma State President Joe Ann Vermillion today announced four volunteers with significant professional experience in health care, Native American outreach, communications and legal who will help guide the work of the association in the state. Mary Overall of Oklahoma City; Tewanna Edwards of Shawnee; Wayne Blackmon of Langley; and Beth Roller of Midwest City have joined the AARP Oklahoma Executive Council, Vermillion said. “AARP believes age and experience can expand possibilities,” Vermillion said. “Mary, Wayne, Beth and Tee are …

First Native American President of the American War Mothers, Oldest Otoe-Missouria Tribal Member & AARP Indian Elder Honoree Celebrates 100th Birthday

Posted on 02/5/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Uncategorized By Heather Payne, Otoe-Missouria Public Information Office Editor’s Note: Mrs. DeRoin was a 2010 honoree at the AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors. Nominations for the 2015 AARP Indian Elder Honors are being accepted online HERE.  When Lorena Kihega DeRoin was born near the Otoe-Missouria Indian Agency in Noble County, Oklahoma in 1915, her parents could never have imagined the changes their tiny daughter would live to see in her lifetime. On February 9, Lorena celebrates her 100th birthday. As the …