— 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 …

— A new web page developed by AARP Oklahoma and News on 6 points the way to resources that can help family caregivers in the northeastern part of the state. More than 520,000 Oklahomans care for older loved ones. A recent AARP survey found that just 28 percent of caregivers in Tulsa and surrounding counties were aware of resources in their communities, although more than half were interested in getting help. The web page includes stories about Oklahoma caregivers, tips to …

— Every day, a silent army of 524,000 Oklahomans perform a great labor of love by performing family caregiving duties by helping their parents and significant others remain at home. AARP is fighting to support family caregivers who help make it possible for older Americans and other loved ones to live independently at home—where they want to be. Click the videos below to hear personal stories from Carol, John, Michelle and Regina – all Oklahoma family caregivers that utilized AARP’s family …

— AARP Oklahoma invites volunteers to help fight hunger and feed hope by participating in its annual Day of Service, Sept. 11. Volunteers can choose one of three locations: the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma in Tulsa, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and the Community Market of Pottawatomie County in Shawnee. Last year, AARP staff and volunteers bagged 4,760 pounds of apples and packed more than 8,800 meals. To sign up, call 877-926-8300 toll-free.

— Oklahoma weather can be dangerous and can quickly turn deadly. To keep you and those you love safe, we’ve put together the following resources from our friends at News on 6 and News 9. News on 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer and AARP OK State Director Sean Voskuhl talk Tornado Safety Tips. Take a look inside the News on 6 weather studio with Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer. News on 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer tells AARP OK State Director Sean Voskuhl …

—   The doors officially opened for the new Community Market of Pottawatomie County (CMoPC) food resource center on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. The CMoPC provides food and resources to local residents struggling with hunger, and as the motto reads, the center is committed to “Fighting Hunger… Feeding Hope”. In addition to access to nutritious food in an empowering shopping environment, the CMoPC also offers services and resources such as resume and career assistance, nutrition classes and driver safety. CMoPC operates in …

— In one of the most disaster-prone states in the country, AARP Oklahoma has released a disaster preparedness kit called Game Day. Available online in September as part of National Preparedness Month, the kit is designed to help individuals and families be prepared in case an emergency strikes. It includes special information for family caregivers and provides tips from the AARP Fraud Watch Network on how to avoid scams in the aftermath of a disaster. Oklahoma and McClain counties have declared …

—   Download and print your copy of Game Day by AARP — a tool guide with information and checklists to help you prepare for a disaster. Game day will help you put together a communication plan, compile important emergency telephone numbers and make a list of medications you might need in the event of an emergency.     Con artists and scammers are ready to take advantage of disaster victims. The AARP Fraud Watch Network has tools and tips to …

— AARP Oklahoma, state Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak (R) and KJRH-TV, an NBC affiliate, are hosting a shredding event April 15 to help prevent identity theft. Each year more than 290,000 Americans are victims of identity theft, including more than 2,300 Oklahomans. By shredding sensitive documents, such as those used to prepare tax returns, consumers can reduce the risk of becoming victims. The event will be at KJRH-TV, 3701 S. Peoria Ave., in Tulsa, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. …

— A free tax preparation service from AARP Foundation that helped low to moderate income Oklahomans get nearly $20 million in refunds last year, this week opens its doors in 25 cities around the state. Staffed by more than 300 volunteers who are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure their knowledge of revisions to the U.S. tax code, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide assisted nearly 31,000 Oklahomans file their federal and state returns in 2014. Volunteers helped Oklahomans get a total Earned …