— The AARP Fraud Watch Network successfully brought fraud-fighting efforts to Oklahomans across the state with three, free Operation Stop Scams events in Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Tulsa in April. Operation Stop Scams free shredding events allowed 495 Oklahomans to safely shred nearly 30,000 pounds of sensitive documents. AARP OK would like to thank our event co-hosts,  OK Attorney General’s Office, The Community Market of Pottawatomie County, the News on 6, and the amazing AARP OK volunteers who helped make these events a tremendous …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

— AARP OK, REI Oklahoma and the Small Business Administration are offering three, free Encore Entrepreneur events during May and June. Sign up today so you can get help from experts and resources to move your small business ideas forward.  These Encore Entrepreneur events are specifically designed for those age 50 and older who want to start or grow a small business or make an established one more successful.   OKC Encore Entrepreneur Lunch & Learn Monday, May 15, 2017 11am – …

— AARP Oklahoma is accepting nominations for its ninth annual Indian Elder Honors program, celebrating 50 individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to their community, family, tribe and nation. Since 2009, AARP has recognized more than 400 members of the 39 federally recognized tribes in Oklahoma. Previous winners have included teachers, veterans, nurses, artists, tribal leaders and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Nominations are open through May 31 and can be made online at aarp.org/ndnelders. Each nominee must be 50 or older …

— Oklahoma weather can be dangerous and can quickly turn deadly. To keep you and those you love safe, we’ve put together the following resources from our friends at News on 6 and News 9. News on 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer and AARP OK State Director Sean Voskuhl talk Tornado Safety Tips. Take a look inside the News on 6 weather studio with Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer. News on 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer tells AARP OK State Director Sean Voskuhl …

— AARP OK, REI Oklahoma and the Small Business Administration are hosting a Facebook Live Encore Entrepreneur event on Monday, May 1 at 10am. AARP State Director Sean Voskuhl, REI’s Dr. Barbara Rackley, and SBA’s Pam Walker will share important information and resources so individuals can move their small business ideas forward. To submit questions and join in the discussion, go to https://www.facebook.com/AARPOK/. In addition, learn about three, free upcoming Encore Entrepreneur events in Oklahoma City, Durant and Tulsa. Encore Entrepreneur events are specifically designed …

— HB 1913 would create a new predatory loan, similar to a payday or signature loan, with an annual percentage rate of 204% and AARP Oklahoma is opposed to the proposed predatory loan. AARP Oklahoma believes in protecting the financial security and independence of all as we age, but these kinds of loans create nothing but a debt trap.  Payday lenders use high-cost loans to target seniors on fixed incomes and working Oklahomans.  Multiple people in a single household can take this loan, …

— AARP OKLAHOMA OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR 2017 INDIAN ELDER HONORS 9th Annual Celebration to Recognize Impact on Tribes, Family and Community 2017 INDIAN ELDER HONORS NOMINATION FORM AARP Oklahoma is accepting nominations for its ninth annual Indian Elder Honors to celebrate 50 Native American elders who have positively impacted their community, family, tribe and nation. Since its inception in 2009, AARP Oklahoma has recognized 400 elders from all 39-federally recognized tribes and nations in Oklahoma. “The AARP Indian Elder Honors recognizes …

— AARP Oklahoma is hosting three shredding events to help residents safely dispose of outdated documents such as bank statements, tax forms and medical bills. Oklahomans filed more than 23,500 complaints of fraud and identity theft with the Federal Trade Commission in 2016. Tulsa, in particular, has been a hotbed of identity theft and ranks among the top third of metro areas nationwide for the number of complaints per capita. The events are scheduled April 21, Oklahoma City; April 22, Tulsa; …

— Combating fraud is a priority for AARP Oklahoma, which represents approximately 400,000 members age 50-plus throughout Oklahoma. In a 2015 report, AARP found the total number of identity thefts, frauds and other consumer complaints in Oklahoma was 24,002. Identity thieves routinely search through dumpsters and trash cans, looking to find confidential information.  One way to keep your identity safe is to shred documents containing personal information. This includes bank and credit card statements, tax forms, and medical bills. AARP is hosting …