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When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here. [Photo credit: …

Join AARP Oklahoma at the Invisible Nations Sunday Concert Event, Hosted by AARP, KOSU, The Spy’s Ryan LaCroix, and Invisible Nations multi-media journalist Allison Herrera. At AARP we know being a caregiver is one of the most important roles you will have in your lifetime. AARP is hosting a relaxing oasis for caregivers during the concert event to just get away and have fun. Stop by our AARP Caregivers Hospitality Lounge complete with free chair massages, refreshments, and gourmet pizza …

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Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]

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You’re Invited to Our Virtual Viewing Party: Staying Competitive with Work & Jobs! Register and watch our online lessons on your computer or mobile device. As a thank you, everyone who registers will receive a free stainless steel travel mug! Watch the videos – which will teach you how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, YouTube and more to stay competitive in the job market.  You can take a short quiz for a chance to win our grand prize – a $250 …

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The Oklahoma legislature is currently considering House Bill 2482 by Representative Pat Ownbey and Senator Frank Simpson that would update state law, creating a nurse licensure compact, to allow nurses to care across state lines. This no-cost, commonsense solution would create opportunities for nurses with licenses in neighboring states to practice in Oklahoma. “Allowing registered nurses to practice across state lines may prove critical to improving access to health care in rural Oklahoma and across the state,” says Sean Voskuhl, …

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Looking for a job online with no success? Join AARP Senior Advisor Heather Tinsley-Fix to learn how to build and leverage your personal network—which could be the key to your job search. From professional associations to networking, Heather will help you learn how to make connections that will help you land your next job. Register for this important webinar now!

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Months after helping to defeat what could have been one of the largest utility rate hikes in state history, AARP Oklahoma is gearing up to fight additional proposals to increase rates in 2016. Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) sought a $1.1 billion increase in 2015, but the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) rejected it. If approved, the proposed hike would have raised rates by up to 19 percent by 2019. AARP volunteers played a role in blocking the increase by sending …

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  A free tax preparation service from AARP Foundation that helped low to moderate income Oklahomans get nearly $20 million in refunds last year, this week opens its doors in 25 cities around the state. Staffed by more than 300 volunteers who are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure their knowledge of revisions to the U.S. tax code, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide assisted nearly 31,000 Oklahomans filing their federal and state returns in 2015. Volunteers helped Oklahomans get a total …

AARP State Director Sean Voskuhl, left, and State President Joe Ann Vermillion, right, present Leo & Denise Felton their Portrait of Care.

As families in communities across the state gather to celebrate the holiday season, AARP Oklahoma is celebrating the spirit of more than half a million family caregivers in the state who help older parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently at home. “At this special time of year, we want to celebrate family caregivers and spotlight their experiences of hope, love, dedication and perseverance,” said AARP Oklahoma State President Joe Ann Vermillion of McAlester. As a representation of all …

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Oklahomans can avoid letting a grinch ruin this holiday season, thanks to a gift from AARP. “Twelve Days of Holiday Scams,” a series of videos produced by AARP volunteer Fraud Fighters, are being posted one per day on Facebook, Dec. 1-12. Each video draws attention to a different scam. AARP Oklahoma and the state Office of Attorney General are promoting the series, which will remain online all month. Many con artists target the holiday season because it’s a time when …