— An online survey designed to provide information to improve the quality of life for older citizens kicks off in four Oklahoma communities this week. AARP will gather opinions from residents in Tulsa, Norman, Shawnee and Vinita to determine attitudes and opinions on a variety of topics, such as housing, outdoor spaces, transportation and streets, health and wellness, social participation, educational opportunities, volunteering and civic engagement, and job opportunities. Community residents ages 40+ are invited to complete the surveys, which will …

— AARP Oklahoma presented a $3,000 honorary grant check today to Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to support OSU’s rural broadband outreach program. The $3,000 grant from AARP Oklahoma will fund 12 internet hotspots that are available in public libraries in three rural Oklahoma communities: Davis, Atoka and Marietta. The grant will also fund data services for three devices that OSU previously placed in the Okemah Public Library. The hotspots are …

— It’s official: OG&E rates are going down. On June 19, officials with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission accepted a settlement agreement reached between OG&E and state regulators for a historic rate decrease. Response from AARP Oklahoma: AARP Oklahoma applauds the Corporation Commissioners for swiftly accepting the settlement agreement negotiated between AARP Oklahoma, the Attorney General’s Office and other parties attached to the agreement. This means OG&E customers will benefit from this reduction in July when people need it the most. “As …

— AARP Oklahoma is recognizing some of the Oklahoma FFA’s best and brightest chapters and students with a video, which launched on AARP social media on April 20. The video features 10 Oklahoma FFA chapters that have achieved Model of Excellence recognition by the FFA. Model of Excellence chapters recognized include Burns Flat-Dill City, Colcord, Elgin, Fairview, Howe, Oologah, Owasso, Perkins-Tryon, Stillwater, and Tulsa-Webster. Selection for the Model of Excellence honor is based on the National FFA Three-Star application judging procedure, …

— As wildfires continue to move across the western portion of our state, AARP Oklahoma stands in solidarity with our friends and neighbors impacted, as well as the first responders working tirelessly to fight the fires. Now is the time for Oklahomans to band together to support those impacted. The following resources have been compiled so that you can stay up-to-date on the latest news and aid relief requests. News9 – provides an up-to-date collection of links for donation opportunities Oklahoma Department …

— The summer months unleash door-to-door sales agents in communities across the country.  We’ve received reports of a scam run by con artists claiming to be from home security companies.  While many home security companies conduct legitimate business using door-to-door sales agents, be wary of anyone using high pressure tactics or creating a false sense of urgency – common traits of a scam! How it works: It may be a scam if an agent comes to your door offering a great …

— AARP OKLAHOMA OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR 2017 INDIAN ELDER HONORS 9th Annual Celebration to Recognize Impact on Tribes, Family and Community 2017 INDIAN ELDER HONORS NOMINATION FORM AARP Oklahoma is accepting nominations for its ninth annual Indian Elder Honors to celebrate 50 Native American elders who have positively impacted their community, family, tribe and nation. Since its inception in 2009, AARP Oklahoma has recognized 400 elders from all 39-federally recognized tribes and nations in Oklahoma. “The AARP Indian Elder Honors recognizes …

— Two new state laws are expected to improve access to health care, reduce medical costs and better support family caregivers. Backed by AARP Oklahoma, both measures take effect this month. One law joins Oklahoma with about two dozen other states in a Nurse Licensure Compact. The compact will allow qualifying nurses to acquire a multistate license and practice in any participating state. The other law removes a cumbersome and outdated requirement for patients to sign a consent form in person …

— One day. Four locations. 70 volunteers. Thousands of Oklahomans served. Across our state on Monday, September 12, 2016 in McAlester, Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Tulsa, AARP volunteers and staff focused on Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope. AARP volunteers helped bag 15,366 pounds of food, packed 9,300 meals, 300 snack kits, bagged cherries and organized pallets of food  in our community food banks during AARP’s 15th Annual Day of Service. If you want to see what #CreateTheGood looks like- look no further. We’ve captured …

— AARP Oklahoma presents Movie in the Park, “Catch Me If You Can”, at Guthrie Green on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Bring your chairs and blankets for the free movie, plus free gourmet popcorn and beverages courtesy of AARP Oklahoma. “Catch Me If You Can” is the true story about Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) who worked as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline — all before his 18th birthday. A master of deception, he was also …