Caregivers Can Text for Information

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Technology AARP is working with CBS television stations News 9 and News on 6 to help caregivers access useful information by cellphone. Oklahomans can text the word “CARE” to 79640 to learn about webinars, movie screenings and videos on caregiving. Oklahoma became the first state in the nation last year to pass a law that provides training for family caregivers before a loved one comes home from a hospital stay.

AARP Oklahoma Seeks Nominations for 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 06/22/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Community | Volunteering   AARP Oklahoma is now taking nominations for the 2015 Andrus Award for community service now through June 28th. The Andrus Award, named for AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, recognizes community leaders who share their experiences, skills, and talent to enrich the lives of others. Andrus Award eligibility requirements: Nominees must be 50 or older; The achievements, accomplishments or service on which nominations are based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay; The achievements, accomplishments or …

AARP Invites Public to Free Screening of “Still Alice” June 18th in OKC; Highlights Important Role of Oklahoma Caregivers

Posted on 06/8/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Caregiving   (SPECIAL) – AARP Oklahoma is partnering with News 9 to host a special film screening to raise awareness of a new caregiving law and recognize the nearly 600,000 Oklahoma caregivers who perform a great labor of love every day – caring for older parents, spouses, friends and neighbors. In connection with its I HEART CAREGIVERS initiative, AARP is inviting the public to watch the award-winning film Still Alice at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 18th at the Oklahoma City Museum …

New Film Shines a Light on Struggles of Caregivers; Details & Resources for Watching “Caring for Mom & Dad”

Posted on 06/5/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Caregiving AARP is using a film to shine a light on the struggles faced by nearly 600,000 caregivers in Oklahoma and to raise awareness about a law that is providing new rights and support for family caregivers in the state. Caring for Mom and Dad, a PBS documentary sponsored by AARP, explores the emotional, health and financial challenges faced by caregivers as parents age. The film, which is narrated by award-winning actress Meryl Streep, premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11th …

Caregiving Resources from Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

Posted on 06/5/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Caregiving OSU Extension Fact Sheets provide research-based information on a wide variety of subjects in regard to agriculture, economic development, family and consumer sciences, and youth development. Click on the links for fact sheets on the following topics: Understanding Long-Term Care Nutrition for Older Adults: For Caregivers — Mental Decline & Nutrition Wellness for Older Adults in Daily Life Developing an Estate Plan

Oklahoma Caregiving Resources

Posted on 06/5/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Caregiving 2-1-1 Oklahoma An easy-access system for information and referral to community services for those who need help and those who provide help. Simply Dial 2-1-1 on your telephone or click the link for online assistance. The Respite Voucher Program is a state-funded program that helps family caregivers by awarding them vouchers used to pay for respite care to give the caregiver a break. A parent, grandparent, adult child or grandchild often becomes the caregiver when a loved one needs at …