— 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 …

— Nona Penner of Yukon was honored, posthumously, for positively impacting the lives of others throughout her life. She was named the recipient of the 2017 AARP Oklahoma Andrus Award for Community Service, which is the highest honor presented by AARP, at a luncheon in Oklahoma City on November 14, 2017. Penner was one of six nominees. AARP State Director Sean Voskuhl said, “Nona Penner’s generous and giving spirit exemplifies the best of Oklahoma and we honor her commitment to community …

—   AARP Oklahoma announces The City of Shawnee winner of the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create positive local change and improve quality of life at the community-level. With AARP funds of $9936.00, The City of Shawnee will install a traffic circle located at the intersection of West Burns Street and North Chapman Avenue to create traffic calming measures and improve safety for pedestrians, bikers, and vehicular traffic alike. This project is fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant …

— AARP Oklahoma is hosting a tele-town hall on Tuesday, March 21 at 10am CST. The tele-town hall will focus on House Bill 1013 which gives nurse practitioners more authority to heal. HB1013 increases Oklahomans’ access to health care, take steps toward addressing the shortage of primary health care providers, and supports the 524,000 caregivers in our state. AARP OK supports granting nurse practitioners the freedom to practice to the full extent of their education and training and 87 percent of Oklahomans …

— AARP Oklahoma announces support of full practice authority for nurse practitioners HB 1013 addresses primary care shortage in rural Oklahoma, helps caregivers   OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 31, 2017) AARP Oklahoma today announced their support of a measure that would increase Oklahomans’ access to health care, take steps toward addressing the shortage of primary health care providers, and support caregivers. House Bill 1013, by Rep. Josh Cockroft (R-Wanette) and Senate author A.J. Griffin (R-Guthrie), would grant Oklahoma nurse practitioners (NPs) the …

— The Oklahoma Corporation Commission modified their final order regarding the Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s requested $130 million utility rate hike. In addition, the Corporation Commission granted PSO’s request for an additional $22 million, which will reduce customer’s refund amount. PSO has until October 2017 to fully refund customers’ money.  While AARP Oklahoma is  disappointed in this modification, the fact remains that PSO wanted over $130 million from customers and the Commission granted them only a fraction of that amount.  Thank you …

— AARP Oklahoma is hosting a teletown hall on Wednesday, December 14 at 10am to discuss the $92.5 million rate hike proposed by OG&E. For customers, that means OG&E wants to double your customer charge to $26 a month and add a residential demand charge. The teletown hall will be hosted by AARP Oklahoma State Director Sean Voskuhl and his guest will be Deborah Thompson, who represents AARP Oklahoma at the Corporation Commission in utility matters.  Pre-register at https://vekeo.com/event/aarpoklahoma-28973/ Watch the teletown …

— One by one, the names and accomplishments of 50 Indian Elders were shared with an audience of more than 700 at AARP Oklahoma’s 8th Annual Indian Elder Honors celebration at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd, Oklahoma City on Monday, October 10, 2016.  As the distinguished honorees were announced, they stood to applause and a medallion was presented. CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO RECAPPING THE EVENING AARP State Director Sean Voskuhl said, “This event celebrates …