— Collect Social Security? A new scam is targeting YOU. How it works: A scammer calls from a 323 area code, posing as a Social Security Administration (SSA) employee. In some instances, the scammer tells the victim he or she is due a cost-of-living adjustment increase in their Social Security benefit. The caller then tries to get the victim to “verify” their Social Security number, name, date of birth, parents’ name and other personal information. If the scammer succeeds, they use …

— Join AARP Oklahoma at the Tulsa World’s 2017 Senior Living Expo on August 26, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event will include free health screenings, informative seminars to help you plan and live well, as well as shopping and entertainment. Join AARP Oklahoma Fraud Fighters for a special 30-minute seminar at 10:15 a.m on how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family. We’ll also offer helpful information …

—   The federal government grant scam has been around for years. But now, scammers are finding targets through social media. How it works: You see posts from people on Facebook claiming they have been awarded tens of thousands of dollars in a grant from the federal government, and that you could be eligible, too. You call the listed phone number, give some personal information, and  are told you qualify—all you have to do is send a money order or provide …

— Join AARP Oklahoma, LIFE Senior Services, and Tulsa Police Department’s Senior Services Unit for the Life Senior Services Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair on Tuesday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair will feature 100+ exhibitors, as well as informational sessions, fitness demonstrations and health screenings. The free event will be held at Central Park Hall at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., Tulsa. Join AARP Oklahoma Fraud Fighters at 2:30 p.m. for an informative …

— IRS imposters are at their old game – but with a new twist. The IRS reports that this current scam is being reported across the country. How it works: Scammers call taxpayers to claim the IRS has already mailed them two certified letters about an outstanding tax bill, but the letters were returned as undeliverable. The scammer threatens immediate arrest unless the tax bill is paid using a prepaid debit card. The scammer falsely contends that the prepaid debit card …

— Learn how to create a family plan and find the support you need You may care for someone full time, 24/7. Or you may help someone with driving or grocery shopping a couple times a week. Either way, you’re a caregiver. And AARP’s caregiving expert, Amy Goyer, is here to guide you on your journey during the Online CAREversations Workshop. It’s a live, interactive event, so it’s the perfect way for busy people like you to access expert advice, interact …

— AARP Oklahoma invites volunteers to help fight hunger and feed hope by participating in its annual Day of Service, Sept. 11. Volunteers can choose one of three locations: the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma in Tulsa, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and the Community Market of Pottawatomie County in Shawnee. Last year, AARP staff and volunteers bagged 4,760 pounds of apples and packed more than 8,800 meals. To sign up, call 877-926-8300 toll-free.

— 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 designate a family caregiver. Inform you when your loved one is to be discharged to another facility or back home; and Consult with you on the medical tasks you will need to perform at home. We hope you print off your OK CARE Act …

— The summer months unleash door-to-door sales agents in communities across the country.  We’ve received reports of a scam run by con artists claiming to be from home security companies.  While many home security companies conduct legitimate business using door-to-door sales agents, be wary of anyone using high pressure tactics or creating a false sense of urgency – common traits of a scam! How it works: It may be a scam if an agent comes to your door offering a great …

— 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 …