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 …

Register for Webinar “CARE for the Oklahoma Caregiver” August 5th

Posted on 07/17/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Caregiving AARP will host a free webinar to discuss the CARE Act, a new caregiving law that is giving family caregivers new rights and supports in the Sooner State. “CARE for Oklahoma Caregivers: Exploring a New State Law & State Resources That Will Help You Care for a Loved One,” will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 5th.  Register for the free webinar Presenters will include AARP Oklahoma State Director Sean Voskuhl and Dr. Whitney A. Bailey, Associate Professor and …

AARP & Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Partner to Help Thousands of Family Caregivers in Communities throughout Oklahoma

Posted on 07/7/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Caregiving   AARP Oklahoma and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service are teaming up to help thousands of current and future family caregivers in communities across the state get the resources and education they need to care for their loved ones. The two organizations today announced a new partnership to develop resources, tool kits and educational opportunities focused on caregiving. Announcing the partnership, AARP said it has launched a caregiving text campaign that will connect Oklahomans to caregiving resources from AARP and Cooperative …

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 …