— 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 members who receive their electricity from OG&E recently took action and received a historic decrease in their rates. Now it’s time for you to do the same. Right now, PSO is trying to keep $428 million dollars of your money. Recently passed tax savings were supposed to be returned to you, but instead PSO wants to keep the savings for themselves. We need your help in asking the corporation commissioners to say No to PSO and make sure the over collected taxes …

— Batter up! Please join AARP Oklahoma as we honor our local military and veterans at the Tulsa Drillers’ July 5 baseball game. Veteran and Military Appreciation Night will be held at OneOK Field, 201 N Elgin Ave., Tulsa. All veterans and military personnel receive two free field reserved game tickets with presentation of a military ID at the Drillers’ box office. A free fireworks show will be held after the game concludes. The Drillers will face the Midland RockHounds with …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

— AARP Oklahoma is cosponsoring two events in Tulsa to promote active aging and independent living. The 2018 Life Senior Services Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair will be Tuesday, July 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Exchange Center at Expo Square, 4145 East 21st St. Each participant can discard up to two boxes of documents at an AARP shredding station from noon-3 p.m. The Tulsa World Senior Living Expo will be Saturday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Renaissance Tulsa …

— The summer months unleash door-to-door sales agents across the country. We’ve received reports of a scam run by con artists claiming to be from home security companies.  While many home security companies conduct legitimate business using door-to-door sales agents, be wary of anyone using high-pressure tactics or creating a false sense of urgency – common traits of a scam! How it works: It may be a scam if an agent comes to your door offering a great promotion on a …

— As a part of AARP’s initiative to support family caregivers who help make it possible for older Americans and other loved ones to live independently at home, AARP Oklahoma will host a celebration of caregivers with its #IHeartCaregivers Week events. The events will take place June 24-28 at Tulsa’s Guthrie Green, 111 East M.B. Brady Street. The week’s events include Fitness on the Green: Zumba, a Sunday concert and Caregivers Hospitality Lounge, and Movie Night in the Park. AARP Oklahoma’s …

— 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 applauds today’s announcement of a historic $64 million rate reduction settlement agreement which will result in lower utility bills for OG&E customers beginning in July. AARP OK State Director Sean Voskuhl, Attorney General Mike Hunter, and Brandy Wreath, Director of Public Utilities Division for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, were present the for announcement. The rate case settlement agreement and the savings from the federal income tax cut, OG&E’s standard residential customers will see an average approximate reduction …

— The summer months are prime time for home repair scams. The general ruse involves someone coming to your door and offering to do work on your home, typically at a big discount. While not all door-to-door offers are scams, some are.  Do your research if an offer seems too good to be true.  We’ve heard from victims who’ve lost thousands of dollars to unscrupulous contractors and outright scammers. How it works: A con artist representing himself as a contractor comes …