— AARP Oklahoma is accepting nominations for its 10th annual Indian Elder Honors, celebrating 50 Native American elders who have positively impacted their communities, families, and tribal nations. Since its inception in 2009, AARP Oklahoma has recognized 450 elders from all 39 tribal nations in Oklahoma. “The AARP Indian Elder Honors recognizes the extraordinary contribution of Indian elders – many of whom have never been recognized before,” AARP Oklahoma Volunteer State President Joe Ann Vermillion said. Last year’s honorees from 33 …

— AARP Oklahoma announced today its support of Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s motions to lower utility rates as a result of federal corporate tax reductions taking effect in 2018. Due to recent changes in tax law, utilities in Oklahoma will have their tax payments reduced collectively by $100 million a year, including a reduction of $52 million for OG&E and $24 million for PSO. “AARP Oklahoma supports Attorney General Hunter’s efforts to ensure the tax reductions generated by recent corporate …

— AARP Oklahoma urges Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) customers and Oklahoma Corporation Commission to reject PSO’s $170 million utility rate hike proposal. If approved by Corporation Commissioners, Dana Murphy, Bob Anthony, and Todd Hiett, PSO’s customer bills will increase $14 a month or $168 per year. “PSO is seeking another exorbitant rate increase, and, once again, as party to the case, AARP Oklahoma will continue to fight on behalf of residential customers. Last time they asked for a rate …

— 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 …

— Social Security is one of our nation’s most important programs, and ensuring Americans get the benefits they have earned is critical not only for 400,000 AARP Oklahoma members and their families, but all Americans. 24% of Oklahoma Social Security recipients depend on Social Security for 90% or more of their income. 49% of Oklahoma Social Security recipients depend on Social Security for 50% or more of their income. AARP continues to fight to strengthen Social Security and ensure that current …

— The AARP Oklahoma Caregiver Resource Guide With many organizations offering different types of help and services, it can be a challenge to sort out the specific type of help or services best suited for your needs. AARP developed this resource guide with you, the caregiver, in mind as a starting point to help you find the services and supports you need throughout your caregiving journey. We hope this guide can assist you in the following ways; Help you get the type …

— 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 …

—   Join AARP OK for a free family caregiving event in Shawnee on Friday, October 27, 2017. Get the important information and support you need in a relaxing, interactive environment. The roundtable discussions will help you: Discover five key steps to aid you in your caregiving journey. Connect and exchange tips and ideas with fellow caregivers. Explore local caregiving resources available in your community. Plus, enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages.   Friday, October 27, 2017 Register to attend one of …

— Join AARP Oklahoma for the 2017 Sandwich Generation conference, held at the University of Central Oklahoma Nigh University Center on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. This informative event is tailored to provide resources to the “Sandwich Generation,” which is now caring for both children and aging family members, while simultaneously striving to meet the needs of their employer, spouse, community and more. Amy Goyer, AARP national caregiving expert, will keynote the event with her informative presentation, “Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving.” …

— Before the OSU Cowboys take the field against the Baylor Bears, come by the AARP OK tailgate for games, food and fun. Learn what AARP OK is doing in your community and how you can get involved and make a difference. AARP OK Pre-Game Tailgate at OSU v. Baylor Saturday, October 14, 2017 Tailgate two hours prior to kick-off – north side of stadium T. Boone Pickens Stadium 700 West Hall of Fame Avenue Stillwater, OK 74075 Map It   …