— Oklahoma ranks among the worst in the nation on several measures of quality of care in nursing homes. This must stop! AARP Oklahoma has created the Nursing Home CARE Plan which is a series of bills that begin to correct the ways in which our state’s most frail and vulnerable are cared for: HB 1902 / SB280: Ties nursing home reimbursements to quality of care. SB 142: Puts an end to the shameful and immoral practice of using antipsychotic drugs …

— AARP Oklahoma has partnered with the online newspaper NonDoc.com and other entities to host a debate between the candidates for the 5th congressional district, Congressman Steve Russell and Challenger Kendra Horn. The 5th district covers most of Oklahoma County, Pottawatomie County and Seminole County. When: October 24th at 5:30 pm Where: City Presbyterian Church at 829 N.W. 13th st. Oklahoma City, OK *Tickets are not required. Seating is first come, first serve. If you are unable to attend, the debate will …

—   AARP Oklahoma hosted a series of tele-forum town halls with our state’s nominees for Oklahoma governor. Kevin Stitt, Drew Edmondson and Chris Powell answered your questions about where they stand on the issues of nursing home reform, the high cost of prescription drugs and supporting our unpaid family caregivers.     QUESTION – Would you support providing a state income tax credit to family caregivers who use their own money to care for an older parent, spouse or other …

— Election day is drawing near and you have to be prepared… Before you head to the polls, be sure to take the time to educate yourself on the many State Questions on the ballot. CLICK HERE TO READ THE OKLAHOMA VOTER GUIDE is a nonpartisan effort by a coalition of Oklahoma entities from both the non-profit and for profit sectors. This voter guide does not endorse or oppose any candidates for state or federal office, nor does it take any …