Save the Essentials and Shred the Rest

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Money & Work AARP Oklahoma, state Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak (R) and KJRH-TV, an NBC affiliate, are hosting a shredding event April 15 to help prevent identity theft. Each year more than 290,000 Americans are victims of identity theft, including more than 2,300 Oklahomans. By shredding sensitive documents, such as those used to prepare tax returns, consumers can reduce the risk of becoming victims. The event will be at KJRH-TV, 3701 S. Peoria Ave., in Tulsa, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. …

AARP Urges Oklahoma House to Approve Proposal That Supports Caregivers & Protects Vulnerable Oklahomans from Financial Exploitation

Posted on 03/30/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Uncategorized AARP today urged the State House of Representatives to approve a proposal that would support family caregivers and protect vulnerable Oklahomans from financial exploitation. Under current law, a power of attorney could automatically terminate in cases where a guardian is appointed. SB 109 by Senator Patrick Anderson, R-Enid and Representative Wade Rousselot, D-Wagoner, would amend Oklahoma statute to allow durable powers of attorney to continue, according to AARP Oklahoma State President Joe Ann Vermillion. The proposal, which was approved unanimously …

Important Tornado Resources for Moore & Oklahoma City

Posted on 03/26/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Uncategorized City of OKC emergency mgmt is assessing and will have more information following assessments; they are currently aware of two areas of damage in OKC (SW 119 from S. May to the Moore city limits; N. Council to N. Rockwell from Reno to NW 10th) The Moore Chamber of Commerce has been out checking on businesses The Moore Police Department has started a new Community Service Unit and is available to help solve community problems that may arise.  Please feel free to …

AARP Fraud Fighters Offer Resources to Prevent Tax ID Theft: Free Shredding, Tax Preparation Service & Tips

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Uncategorized With less than a month left before Tax Day, AARP Fraud Fighters are warning Oklahomans about tax identity theft scams circulating widely across the state and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. “Already this year, hundreds of Oklahomans have been victims of tax identity theft and many more are putting themselves at risk,” says AARP Oklahoma Fraud Fighter Ethel Broiles. “All scammers need is a birthdate and Social Security number and they can electronically file …

Taking Care of Our Parents in the Later Years of Their Lives

Posted on 03/10/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

AGE-FRIENDLY | Caregiving | Community By DAVID BOECK Pam and I have a lot of friends transitioning into the period of life when we must step in and assist our parents to age successfully whether at home or in some kind of housing made for seniors.  It seems like the conversations at church, at lunch, at someone’s house while socializing or just out on the street socializing, all center on what is happening with parents.  I guess our parents were older or didn’t live as …

Improving Nutrition Among Native Americans

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family AARP Oklahoma is working with tribal leaders and the state Department of Health to reduce health disparities among Native Americans through better nutrition. During the Seventh Generation conference, which will be held in Norman April 7-9, Shannon Francis from the Denver Indian Center will present an indigenous cooking demonstration. Oklahoma is home to 39 federally recognized tribal nations and the second largest population of Native Americans in the country, according to the U.S. Census. Many Native Americans in the state …