AARP OK Sponsors District 5 Congressional Debate

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-10-16T11:54:10+00:00">October 16, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

AARP Oklahoma has partnered with the online newspaper NonDoc.com and other entities to host a debate between the candidates for the 5th congressional district, Congressman Steve Russell and Challenger Kendra Horn. The 5th district covers most of Oklahoma County, Pottawatomie County and Seminole County. When: October 24th at 5:30 pm Where: City Presbyterian Church at 829 N.W. 13th st. Oklahoma City, OK *Tickets are not required. Seating is first come, first serve. If you are unable to attend, the debate will …

Oklahoma Gubernatorial Candidates Answer Your Questions

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-12T14:22:55+00:00">October 12, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-16T08:00:30+00:00">October 16, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

  AARP Oklahoma hosted a series of tele-forum town halls with our state’s nominees for Oklahoma governor. Kevin Stitt, Drew Edmondson and Chris Powell answered your questions about where they stand on the issues of nursing home reform, the high cost of prescription drugs and supporting our unpaid family caregivers.     QUESTION – Would you support providing a state income tax credit to family caregivers who use their own money to care for an older parent, spouse or other …

Fraud Watch Network Alert: Attorney General Hunter Announces Price Gouging Statute in Effect Statewide

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-10-10T18:12:35+00:00">October 10, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

Press release from Attorney General Mike Hunter OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in effect for all 77 counties after the state was recently hit by several rounds of heavy rain and storms, causing flooding, tornadoes and damage throughout the state. The law, also referred to as the price gouging statute, triggers automatically after a declaration of emergency and prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent for the price of …

AARP OK Hosts Gubernatorial Tele-Town Halls- Register Now

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-08T08:00:00+00:00">October 8, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-08T14:18:59+00:00">October 8, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

Join us for a series of tele-forum town halls with our state’s nominees for Oklahoma governor. The November elections are just around the corner and you can hear from the candidates directly on where they stand on the issues of nursing home reform, retirement savings, the high cost of prescription drugs and supporting our unpaid family caregivers. Plus, we will be taking your questions during each of these hour-long events so don’t miss out on this opportunity to let your …

AARP Recognizes Native Elders at 10th Annual Indian Elder Honors

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-05T08:00:00+00:00">October 5, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-10T17:51:06+00:00">October 10, 2018</time> by

One by one, the names and accomplishments of 50 Indian Elders were shared with an audience of more than 800 at AARP Oklahoma’s 10th Annual Indian Elder Honors celebration at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. As the distinguished honorees were announced, they stood to applause, and a medallion was presented to each honoree. AARP State Director Sean Voskuhl said, “This event celebrates a lifetime of service from these distinguished elders …

Fraud Watch Network Alert: Three Tips to Protect Your Identity from Scammers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-09-19T11:03:01+00:00">September 19, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

Data breaches are now so commonplace that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless. But even if your personal information is out there, you can protect your identity with these simple but important steps.   Rethink Your Passwords Use unique passwords for each of your online accounts. That way, if one account is hacked, it doesn’t put your other accounts at risk. A good way to manage all of those different passwords is to use a digital password manager. These …

Free Family Caregiving Resources

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-09-13T08:11:00+00:00">September 13, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-14T08:19:23+00:00">September 14, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

AARP empowers people to choose how to live as they age. We advocate for the more than 524,000 family caregivers across Oklahoma who provide 488 million hours of unpaid care with an estimated value of $6 billion. AARP Oklahoma successfully worked with legislators to become the first in the nation to pass the CARE (Caregivers Advise Record Enable) Act which gives family caregivers new rights and better support. AARP Oklahoma & AARP Northeastern Oklahoma Caregiver Resource Guides With many organizations offering different types …

Fraud Watch Network Alert: What You Need to Know About the Grandparent Scam

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-09-07T13:15:39+00:00">September 7, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-19T10:59:20+00:00">September 19, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

Our grandparents are often among the most important people in our lives. As we celebrate them on September 9, know that they are at risk of the “grandparent scam.” Here’s how grandparents are targeted.   How it works: You get a frantic call from someone claiming to be your grandson or granddaughter.  The caller says there’s an emergency and asks you to send money right away. But there’s a good chance this is an imposter trying to steal your money through …

AARP Public Policy Institute Report Finds Oklahoma Nursing Facilities Rank Among Worst in the Nation in Several Quality Indicators of Care

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-09-04T09:24:35+00:00">September 4, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-07T12:25:56+00:00">September 7, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

A new report by AARP’s Public Policy Institute finds Oklahoma ranks among the worst in the nation in several key indicators of quality of care at our state’s nursing facilities. The report, Across the States 2018: Profiles of Long-term Services and Supports, is a compilation of data on long-term care services and supports in each state and combines data from original analysis and a large number of other relevant studies and sources. According to the report, Oklahoma has the second …

2018 Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities- McAlester, Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Tulsa

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-28T17:09:23+00:00">August 28, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-08-30T23:02:36+00:00">August 30, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

  This year you have not one, not two, not three, but four volunteer opportunities for AARP’s Day of Service on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Join us in McAlester, Oklahoma City, Shawnee or Tulsa as we roll up our sleeves to participate in local community service projects. AARP staff and volunteers will be volunteering at the local food banks in Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Tulsa. In McAlester, volunteers will assemble backpacks with food for children needing nutritional snacks on the weekends. Last year, 75 …