AARP OK opens nominations for 10th annual Indian Elder Honors

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-09T11:10:14+00:00">January 9, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-19T11:37:14+00:00">January 19, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

AARP Oklahoma is accepting nominations for its 10th annual Indian Elder Honors, celebrating 50 Native American elders who have positively impacted their communities, families, and tribal nations. Since its inception in 2009, AARP Oklahoma has recognized 450 elders from all 39 tribal nations in Oklahoma. “The AARP Indian Elder Honors recognizes the extraordinary contribution of Indian elders – many of whom have never been recognized before,” AARP Oklahoma Volunteer State President Joe Ann Vermillion said. Last year’s honorees from 33 …

AARP Oklahoma Announces Support for Lower Utility Rates

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-04T09:20:07+00:00">January 4, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

AARP Oklahoma announced today its support of Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s motions to lower utility rates as a result of federal corporate tax reductions taking effect in 2018. Due to recent changes in tax law, utilities in Oklahoma will have their tax payments reduced collectively by $100 million a year, including a reduction of $52 million for OG&E and $24 million for PSO. “AARP Oklahoma supports Attorney General Hunter’s efforts to ensure the tax reductions generated by recent corporate …

AARP OK opposes PSO’s proposed $170 million utility rate, urges customers to say #No2PSO

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-02T08:00:00+00:00">January 2, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-11T17:38:03+00:00">January 11, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

AARP Oklahoma urges Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) customers and Oklahoma Corporation Commission to reject PSO’s $170 million utility rate hike proposal. If approved by Corporation Commissioners, Dana Murphy, Bob Anthony, and Todd Hiett, PSO’s customer bills will increase $14 a month or $168 per year. “PSO is seeking another exorbitant rate increase, and, once again, as party to the case, AARP Oklahoma will continue to fight on behalf of residential customers. Last time they asked for a rate …

Older Oklahomans at risk during dangerously cold weather

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-12-29T09:25:38+00:00">December 29, 2017</time> by AARP Oklahoma

Call it the Oklahoma way… when the temperatures drop, we make it a point to check on our friends and neighbors. Hypothermia can be deadly, so let’s not take any chances. Thankfully, falls on icy steps, sidewalks or streets have not been a concern yet. However, the dangerously cold weather can be potentially deadly. AARP Oklahoma is advising family members, caregivers and friends to keep a close eye on older adults as they are especially vulnerable to hypothermia. Hypothermia occurs when …

Where AARP Stands: Strengthen Social Security for current and future generations

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-15T09:17:52+00:00">December 15, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-29T09:00:47+00:00">December 29, 2017</time> by AARP Oklahoma

Social Security is one of our nation’s most important programs, and ensuring Americans get the benefits they have earned is critical not only for 400,000 AARP Oklahoma members and their families, but all Americans. 24% of Oklahoma Social Security recipients depend on Social Security for 90% or more of their income. 49% of Oklahoma Social Security recipients depend on Social Security for 50% or more of their income. AARP continues to fight to strengthen Social Security and ensure that current …

Free Resources for Oklahoma Family Caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-19T09:00:00+00:00">November 19, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-19T18:37:50+00:00">November 19, 2017</time> by AARP Oklahoma

The AARP Oklahoma Caregiver Resource Guide With many organizations offering different types of help and services, it can be a challenge to sort out the specific type of help or services best suited for your needs. AARP developed this resource guide with you, the caregiver, in mind as a starting point to help you find the services and supports you need throughout your caregiving journey. We hope this guide can assist you in the following ways; Help you get the type …

AARP Names 2017 Andrus Award Recipient, Recognizes Community Service

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-15T12:10:47+00:00">November 15, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-01T11:33:26+00:00">December 1, 2017</time> by AARP Oklahoma

Nona Penner of Yukon was honored, posthumously, for positively impacting the lives of others throughout her life. She was named the recipient of the 2017 AARP Oklahoma Andrus Award for Community Service, which is the highest honor presented by AARP, at a luncheon in Oklahoma City on November 14, 2017. Penner was one of six nominees. AARP State Director Sean Voskuhl said, “Nona Penner’s generous and giving spirit exemplifies the best of Oklahoma and we honor her commitment to community …

Fraud Watch Network Alert: Scams Targeting Veterans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-07T11:35:21+00:00">November 7, 2017</time> by AARP Oklahoma

As we honor those who have served our country this Veterans Day, know that scammers go to great lengths to target their money, their benefits, and their commitment to current and former soldiers. How it works: Targeting veterans can take many forms: The Cash for Benefits Scheme: Predatory lenders target veterans in need of money by offering cash in exchange for future disability or pension payments. These buyouts are typically a fraction of the value of the benefit. The Update …

Free Webinar Watch Parties in Okemah, McAlester & Claremore: Managing Your Loved One’s Finances

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-23T08:55:30+00:00">October 23, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-23T09:40:52+00:00">October 23, 2017</time> by AARP Oklahoma

Make sure financial planning is part of your plan.  Join AARP’s Jean Accius and OSU Extension Services for October’s live Q&A discussion as we talk about all of the decisions that come with managing the finances of a loved one. Even if your loved one lives at home, you need to know about their finances, accounts and obligations. We’ll review issues like when you need legal authority, the types of medical legal documents, estate planning, and other tips for managing …

Connecting Family Caregivers: Shawnee Careversation Event

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-10T13:00:13+00:00">October 10, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-10T13:17:16+00:00">October 10, 2017</time> by

  Join AARP OK for a free family caregiving event in Shawnee on Friday, October 27, 2017. Get the important information and support you need in a relaxing, interactive environment. The roundtable discussions will help you: Discover five key steps to aid you in your caregiving journey. Connect and exchange tips and ideas with fellow caregivers. Explore local caregiving resources available in your community. Plus, enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages.   Friday, October 27, 2017 Register to attend one of …