Online Community Livability Surveys Open to Tulsa, Vinita, Norman and Shawnee Residents

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-12-22T15:18:29+00:00">December 22, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

An online survey designed to provide information to improve the quality of life for older citizens kicks off in four Oklahoma communities this week. AARP will gather opinions from residents in Tulsa, Norman, Shawnee and Vinita to determine attitudes and opinions on a variety of topics, such as housing, outdoor spaces, transportation and streets, health and wellness, social participation, educational opportunities, volunteering and civic engagement, and job opportunities. Community residents ages 40+ are invited to complete the surveys, which will …

AARP Oklahoma Awards Oklahoma State University $3,000 Grant for Rural Broadband Hotspot Library Program

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-11-05T11:00:00+00:00">November 5, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-11-06T17:17:53+00:00">November 6, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

AARP Oklahoma presented a $3,000 honorary grant check today to Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to support OSU’s rural broadband outreach program. The $3,000 grant from AARP Oklahoma will fund 12 internet hotspots that are available in public libraries in three rural Oklahoma communities: Davis, Atoka and Marietta. The grant will also fund data services for three devices that OSU previously placed in the Okemah Public Library. The hotspots are …

City of Vinita presented with $25,000 grant by AARP Oklahoma

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-21T17:15:00+00:00">August 21, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-08-21T15:00:44+00:00">August 21, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

Vinita, Okla., August 21, 2018 — Downtown Vinita will soon be more pedestrian-friendly, thanks to a $25,000 grant from AARP and its 2018 Community Challenge grant program. The Vinita City Council and Vinita city officials were presented with an honorary check for the grant by AARP Oklahoma during the August 21 city council meeting. AARP Community Grant Challenge dollars will fund a downtown Vinita revitalization project, which significantly improves the safety and walkability of the community’s historic Route 66 Main …

AARP Community Challenge Announces 129 Grantees, Including Oklahoma’s City of Vinita

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-18T12:51:11+00:00">July 18, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-08-21T09:41:55+00:00">August 21, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including a recipient right here in Oklahoma.  The City of Vinita has been awarded $25,000 to fund an innovative downtown-area revitalization project, which greatly improves the safety and walkability of their historic Route 66 Main Street area. The City of Vinita grant is among a total of $1.3 million that will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements …

Nominate an Oklahoma Community Volunteer for the 2018 AARP Andrus Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-12T10:00:21+00:00">July 12, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-12T10:01:14+00:00">July 12, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

AARP Oklahoma is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Oklahomans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The award is named for AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus. Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Oklahoma based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award recipient will be announced in November. AARP Oklahoma Andrus Award …

AARP Oklahoma Responds to Historic OG&E Settlement Acceptance by Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-19T12:08:05+00:00">June 19, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-19T12:43:02+00:00">June 19, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

It’s official: OG&E rates are going down. On June 19, officials with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission accepted a settlement agreement reached between OG&E and state regulators for a historic rate decrease. Response from AARP Oklahoma: AARP Oklahoma applauds the Corporation Commissioners for swiftly accepting the settlement agreement negotiated between AARP Oklahoma, the Attorney General’s Office and other parties attached to the agreement. This means OG&E customers will benefit from this reduction in July when people need it the most. “As …

AARP Oklahoma Honors FFA Chapter of Excellence Winners

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-20T12:44:01+00:00">April 20, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-04-20T12:49:39+00:00">April 20, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

AARP Oklahoma is recognizing some of the Oklahoma FFA’s best and brightest chapters and students with a video, which launched on AARP social media on April 20. The video features 10 Oklahoma FFA chapters that have achieved Model of Excellence recognition by the FFA. Model of Excellence chapters recognized include Burns Flat-Dill City, Colcord, Elgin, Fairview, Howe, Oologah, Owasso, Perkins-Tryon, Stillwater, and Tulsa-Webster. Selection for the Model of Excellence honor is based on the National FFA Three-Star application judging procedure, …

Western Oklahoma Wildfire Outbreak Resources

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-17T15:00:00+00:00">April 17, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-04-19T15:53:58+00:00">April 19, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

As wildfires continue to move across the western portion of our state, AARP Oklahoma stands in solidarity with our friends and neighbors impacted, as well as the first responders working tirelessly to fight the fires. Now is the time for Oklahomans to band together to support those impacted. The following resources have been compiled so that you can stay up-to-date on the latest news and aid relief requests. News9 – provides an up-to-date collection of links for donation opportunities Oklahoma Department …

Join AARP Oklahoma for the Tulsa World 2017 Senior Living Expo

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-23T12:29:00+00:00">August 23, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-23T14:53:49+00:00">August 23, 2017</time> by AARP Oklahoma

Join AARP Oklahoma at the Tulsa World’s 2017 Senior Living Expo August 26, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Renaissance Hotel, 6808 S 107th E Ave, Tulsa. This free event will include free health screenings, informative seminars to help you plan and live well, as well as shopping and entertainment. Join AARP Oklahoma Fraud Fighter Wayne Blackmon for a special 30-minute seminar at 10:15 a.m on how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you …

New Family Caregiving Survey Shows Resource Needs in Northeastern Oklahoma

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-16T09:30:00+00:00">August 16, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-17T13:44:57+00:00">August 17, 2017</time> by AARP Oklahoma

Tulsa, Okla. —  As a part of AARP’s “I Heart Caregivers” initiative to support family caregivers who help make it possible for older Americans and other loved ones to live independently at home, AARP Oklahoma has launched a series of local resources to support family caregivers and those in their care. The resources and outreach are in response to a March 2017 study conducted by AARP to better understand family caregivers’ needs and their general awareness of resources and services …