The annual AARP Oklahoma Andrus Awards and Volunteer Celebration honors volunteers who serve others in their communities, including the local AARP Chapters of Excellence honorees, the AARP Oklahoma Legacy Award and the 2023 AARP Oklahoma Andrus Award for Community Service recipient. The Andrus Award is the highest honor given by AARP.
The 15th annual AARP Oklahoma Native American Elder Honors event honored 47 Native American elders from 23 Oklahoma tribal nations for their achievements, community service and impact. Since 2009, AARP Oklahoma has honored nearly 700 Native American elders from Oklahoma's 39 tribal nations.
Some Oklahoma family caregivers will soon qualify for financial help from the state through a new state tax credit aimed at helping offset the out-of-pocket costs that arise when caregiving. The tax credit is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the nation.