— By Sean Voskuhl, AARP State Director How to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations is one of the most important decisions facing federal policymakers. This campaign season, questions about Social Security’s fate belong on the forefront. Born in the depths of the Great Depression, Social Security is showing signs of financial distress. Sooner or later, our national leaders will need to step in to secure its long-term future. And whether you’re a potential beneficiary of Social Security or simply …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Oklahoma for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Scammers pretending to be from computer companies rely on successful tech support scams to steal your money, gain access to your computer, or both. How it works: You get a call or see a pop-up message on your computer warning that you have a virus (the caller will claim to be from Microsoft, Apple or another well-known tech company). They convince you to provide remote access to your computer so they can show you the ‘problem’ – and then pull …

— Join AARP Oklahoma and KOTV News on 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer for a special weather safety seminar on August 27. Keeping you and your loved ones safe is the purpose of this free event. Travis will talk about the drastic changes in weather forecasting, what that means as we age and why are safer now. He will also discuss weather unknowns, the importance of easy, accessible storm (safe) rooms and how new ideas are helping make it easier to get access …

— Please join AARP Oklahoma at the Tulsa World’s 2018 Senior Living Expo on August 11.  This free event will include free health screenings, informative seminars to help you plan and live well, shopping and entertainment. Fraud Watch Network Volunteer Wayne Blackmon will host a special seminar on how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family at 12:30 p.m. AARP Oklahoma will also have a booth at the event, and will provide a variety of resources …

— Get Information on the Skills to Get Your Next Job Attend AARP’s live online workshop Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 6-7 p.m. CT When it comes to finding a new job, everyone could improve their networking and interview skills—especially in today’s ultra-competitive market. The good news is, there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills is a live online workshop based on …

— 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 …

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— All charity scams are deplorable, but those pretending to raise funds to support our nation’s veterans are particularly shameful. Last week, the Federal Trade Commission, along with state charities regulators, announced a major takedown of fake veteran charities. AARP is hosting the FTC for two hour long national Tele-Town Halls on the subject today at 10:10 am and 2:00 pm (both times Eastern). If you’d like to listen in, dial 877-229-8493 and enter 13907 as the PIN. Let’s hope these …

— Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including a recipient right here in Oklahoma.  The City of Vinita has been awarded $25,000 to fund an innovative downtown-area revitalization project, which greatly improves the safety and walkability of their historic Route 66 Main Street area. The City of Vinita grant is among a total of $1.3 million that will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements …

— Join AARP Oklahoma, LIFE Senior Services, and Tulsa Police Department’s Senior Services Unit for the Life Senior Services Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair on Tuesday, July 24. The Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair will feature 100+ exhibitors, as well as informational sessions, fitness demonstrations and health screenings. The free event will be held at Exchange Center at Expo Square 4145 E 21st St., Tulsa. AARP Oklahoma will host a free shredding opportunity during the event from noon to 3 p.m. to …