Helping Families Prepare for Natural Disasters

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Home & Family | Local Resources | Uncategorized In one of the most disaster-prone states in the country, AARP Oklahoma has released a disaster preparedness kit called Game Day. Available online in September as part of National Preparedness Month, the kit is designed to help individuals and families be prepared in case an emergency strikes. It includes special information for family caregivers and provides tips from the AARP Fraud Watch Network on how to avoid scams in the aftermath of a disaster. Oklahoma and McClain counties have declared …

AARP Oklahoma Online Disaster Preparation Kit

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Uncategorized   Download and print your copy of Game Day by AARP — a tool guide with information and checklists to help you prepare for a disaster. Game day will help you put together a communication plan, compile important emergency telephone numbers and make a list of medications you might need in the event of an emergency.     Con artists and scammers are ready to take advantage of disaster victims. The AARP Fraud Watch Network has tools and tips to …

Social Security Turns 80, AARP Oklahoma Member Shares Personal Story of Its Impact

Posted on 08/13/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work   As Social Security this week marks its 80th Anniversary, a newly released AARP survey shows Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings for the program. In Oklahoma, the broad impact of Social Security is being felt in communities across the state. One in five Oklahoma residents receives Social Security – a total of more than 730,000 people.  And, while 62% of beneficiaries are retirees, 38% are not: more than 126,000 are people with disabilities, more than 60,000 …

Sean Voskuhl Blog: Farmers, Electric Co-Ops, Sheriffs Take Cybercrime Seriously, So Should You; Join Sean for a Conversation about Cybercrime on AARP Live August 20th

Posted on 08/11/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Fraud By Sean Voskuhl State Director, AARP Oklahoma Think you’re safe because you live on the rural route? Think again. There’s a new criminal that could be inside your house right now that you don’t even know about. Cybercriminals are people who commit crimes using the computer in your home either as a tool or a target. These criminals attack other people’s computers to perform malicious activities, such as spreading viruses, data theft, identity theft, etc. They’re bilking unsuspecting victims, many …

Executive Council Member Mary Overall Reflects on Attending White House Conference on Aging

Posted on 08/7/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing Editor’s note: Oklahoma City resident Mary Overall, a member of the AARP Oklahoma Executive Council, represented AARP at the White House Conference on Aging in July. WOW – WHAT A CONFERENCE! By Mary Overall, MS, BS The 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) was very exciting and an overwhelming success, with over 250 invited guest to the White House and 625 individuals joining remotely from around the nation to participate in the conference. According to conference planners it is …

AARP Study: Oklahoma Family Caregivers Provide $6.1 Billion in Unpaid Care; Register for Caregiving Webinar August 5th

Posted on 07/20/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Caregiving   Family caregivers in Oklahoma provided 488 million hours of care—worth an estimated $6.1 billion —to their parents, spouses and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. AARP Oklahoma State Director Sean Voskuhl says the report demonstrates the need for increased support of 524,000 caregivers in the state. As part of the association’s commitment to caregivers, Voskuhl announced AARP will host a free webinar to discuss the CARE …