The City Council of Elk City and Elk City community officials are one step closer to a revitalized community garden through the AARP Community Grant Challenge. Community officials were presented with a $2,919 honorary check from AARP Oklahoma during the September 18 City Council meeting.
AARP Oklahoma Awards Oklahoma State University $5,000 Grant for Rural Broadband Hotspot Library Program
AARP Oklahoma presented a $5,000 honorary grant check this week 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.
Please join AARP Oklahoma as we give back to our communities through volunteerism and the 2019 AARP Day of Service. Join us September 11, 2019 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.
Congratulations to The City of Tulsa, one of six national winners of the Cities of Service Experience Matters competition. With support from AARP, Cities of Service will work with Tulsa to develop volunteering initiatives that address public problems related to the drivers of poverty.
AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Oklahoma Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors age-50+ Oklahomans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
AARP Oklahoma is hosting military appreciation night at the Tulsa Drillers minor-league baseball game on Saturday, July 6; service members and veterans will receive two free tickets for field reserved seats with a military ID.
AARP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its third year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone.
AARP Oklahoma livability surveys for the communities of Tulsa, Norman, Shawnee and Vinita have been extended to be open until February 28. The surveys will gather community feedback 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.
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