— 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 …

— 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 …

— Our Special Online Sessions Can Help You Balance Them Juggling It All: Tips for Working Caregivers Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Did you know that six out of 10 Americans are taking care of a loved one age 50 or older — and many are doing it while also trying to earn a living? You want to balance your caregiving responsibilities with everything …

— Our online Q&A sessions can help you keep your loved one secure. Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe at Home Part 1: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Nearly half of family caregivers are caring for a loved one who still lives in his or her home. Another 35 percent share a home with the loved one in their care. You want a safe and secure home …

— With the 2018 legislative session under way, AARP Oklahoma is pressing for bills related to caregiving, prescription drugs and assisted living facilities. The state office’s legislative priorities include updating guardianship laws to help prevent elder abuse, improving access to health care by expanding the authority of advanced practice registered nurses, requiring assisted living facilities to maintain backup power sources, curbing the cost of prescription drugs and allowing employees to use paid family leave for caregiving. AARP Oklahoma is recruiting volunteers …

— Join two live webinars to find out how to identify and react to changes in your loved one’s behavior AARP Family Caregiving Online Learning Series Recognizing the Signs Your Loved One Needs More Care Tuesday, January 23, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CT Local Resources for Caregivers Tuesday, January 30, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CT What if your loved one loses interest in a favorite hobby? Or misses an in important date? Or forgets to pay the bills? What …

— Call it the Oklahoma way… when the temperatures drop, we make it a point to check on our friends and neighbors. Hypothermia can be deadly, so let’s not take any chances. Thankfully, falls on icy steps, sidewalks or streets have not been a concern yet. However, the dangerously cold weather can be potentially deadly. AARP Oklahoma is advising family members, caregivers and friends to keep a close eye on older adults as they are especially vulnerable to hypothermia. Hypothermia occurs when …

— 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 …

— A new state law, which takes effect Nov. 1, aims to expand the number of places across the state that connect family caregivers with local resources. The Oklahoma Caregiver Support Act directs the state Department of Human Services to work with community groups to improve access to caregiver services in low, middle and high income areas. Schools and city and county facilities will provide information, counseling, training and in some cases vouchers to help caregivers. More than 524,000 Oklahomans serve …

— Make sure financial planning is part of your plan.  Join AARP’s Jean Accius and OSU Extension Services for October’s live Q&A discussion as we talk about all of the decisions that come with managing the finances of a loved one. Even if your loved one lives at home, you need to know about their finances, accounts and obligations. We’ll review issues like when you need legal authority, the types of medical legal documents, estate planning, and other tips for managing …