OCU Nursing Professor Recognized by Faculty Peers

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by Van Mitchell, OKNT writer Dr. Elizabeth Diener, PhD, RN, PNP, CNE, has taught in programs of nursing for the past 30 years in New...

Stitt Appoints Jay Snider of Cyril as 2023-2024 Oklahoma State Poet...

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Jay Snider of Cyril, Oklahoma, has been appointed by Governor J. Kevin Stitt to serve as the 2023-2024 Oklahoma State Poet Laureate. Snider is...

VillagesOKC reflects on a year of service to older adults

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By Eddie Roach As the new year begins, VillagesOKC reflects on a very rewarding 2022 and looks forward to an even bigger and better 2023. VillagesOKC...

TINSELTOWN TALKS: Bill Mumy: More than ‘Lost in Space’

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By Nick Thomas With a new 400+ page autobiography recently published, Bill Mumy’s “Danger Will Robinson: The Full Mumy – A Memoir” is crammed with...

Flames of Memory Events Honors Veterans

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story and photos by Van Mitchell, Staff Writer The Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library in Guthrie on Nov. 10, honored veterans at a special...

OMRF receives $469,000 to study hearing loss

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An Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist hopes a new, two-year grant will help him pinpoint the genetic variants that can cause age-related hearing loss. Scientist...

Moving a Loved One Into a Nursing Home: How to Prepare

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It’s never easy to move your loved one to a nursing home. It’s a big deal in every family, and it can be a...

LEGEND SENIOR LIVING® TO MANAGE LIONWOOD INDEPENDENT LIVING IN OKLAHOMA CITY

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Legend Senior Living announced that it will be taking over management of Lionwood Independent Living on December 1, 2022. Merrill Gardens, of Seattle, WA...

Greg Schwem: Christmas gifts celebrities did not receive in 2022

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by Greg Schwem Hard to believe Christmas 2022 has come and gone. It seems like only yesterday the 2021 holiday was upon us and people...

OK HISTORY & MORE

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For a full list of events/details visit: www.okhistory.org/calendar/ohs History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip January 7, 2023, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.|Recurring Event. Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage...

SNL – CENTENARIANS OF OK

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Betsy (Goff) Willman Anderson Betsy (Goff) Willman Anderson celebrated her 100th birthday in Pawnee. In Tulsa, Betsy graduated Class of 1939 from Central High, attended...

TRAVEL/ENTERTAINMENT: A is for Albany

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From Terry “Travels with Terry” Zinn [email protected] text and photo provided by the Oklahoma Historical Society I think it was in the fifth grade when...

Hospital recognized for reducing tobacco use among patients

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Hospitals Helping Patients Quit (HHPQ), an Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA) initiative, recognized 11 hospitals and clinic partners at OHA’s recent Connect 22 annual conference...

SAVVY SENIOR: A Checklist of What to Do When a Loved...

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Dear Savvy Senior, What steps need to be taken after a loved one dies? My 71-year-old uncle, who’s divorced with no children, has terminal cancer....

Situation Update: COVID-19

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*Includes 15 hospitalizations in pediatric beds. **Focus, Rehabilitation and Tribal Facilities numbers are not assigned to a specific region as their patient populations reside across...

Love The Skin You’re In

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story and photo by Bobby Anderson, RN, Staff Writer older weather means more layers of clothing, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook when...

A Dedicated Santa Claus

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Story by Darl Devault, Contributing Editor At 74, Richard W. Amend, M.Ed., has always shown a passion for working with senior adults by dedicating his...

Presidents Celebrate Oklahoma Statehood Day

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Story and photos by Darl DeVault, Contributing Editor Four presidential reenactors celebrated Oklahoma Statehood Day before a mostly senior capacity crowd of 300, where President...

Colin Robertson Celebrates Oklahoma Tennis

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Story and photos by Darl DeVault, Contributing Editor Few in Oklahoma have been more immersed in Oklahoma tennis than Australian ex-patriate Colin Robertson, 77, who...

Little Known Property-Tax Relief Programs Help Seniors Save

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Dear Savvy Senior, I recently learned about a property-tax relief program for seniors in the county where I live. Apparently, there are hundreds of...

OMRF experts urge caution as RSV cases rise

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A seasonal virus that takes a toll on young children and older adults has returned this fall with a vengeance. Surges in respiratory syncytial virus,...

OMRF receives pair of grants to study aging

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Two scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have been awarded grants for research aimed at extending the period of good health as we...

SNL CENTENARIANS OF OK: Fannie Jones

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Fannie Jones Fannie Jones of Oklahoma City turned 109 years old this past August. We honored her today as the second oldest living Centenarian in...

SNL CENTENARIANS OF OK: Annie Laurie (Ivey) Whited

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Annie Laurie (Ivey) Whited Annie Laurie (Ivey) Whited of Noble was manager of the gift & book shop at the OU Continuing Ed Center before...

SNL CENTENARIANS OF OK: Wanda Ovella (Venable) Moore

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Wanda Ovella (Venable) Moore 102-year-old Wanda Ovella (Venable) Moore of Stillwater was born & raised in Cushing where her father built many homes. She never...

TINSELTOWN TALKS: Christmas with Ilene Graff

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By Nick Thomas Perhaps you remember her as TV mom Marsha Owens in ABC’s popular 80s sitcom “Mr. Belvedere” starring alongside baseballer-turned-actor Bob Uecker and...

Artists Create Largest Puzzle in State, Holiday Gift with Purpose

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Local professional artists Denise Duong and Gabriel Friedman and art therapist Brittany Dray have been working with Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health patients for...

Navigating Medicare Helping Residents Understand Options

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Story and photo by Van Mitchell. Staff Writer The Medicare enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, and with that comes to changes...

WWII Hero Ernest Evans Memorial Unveiled

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Story by Darl Devault, Contributing Editor In the early hours, just after dawn on October 25, 1944, the Japanese sent the largest naval battle group...

The Santa Market Craft Show moves to December

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Story and photos by Darl DeVault, Contributing Editor The Santa Market Craft Show December 2-3 in the Pavilion Building at State Fair Park is Oklahoma...

SPECIAL TO SNL: Holiday Tips For Seniors

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Story by Joyce Clark, Executive Director - Saint Ann Retirement Center When asked what is the most significant thing that makes an elder feel loved...

Unlock more benefits from Tricare for Life

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By Steven Sibley, E7 RET/DAV, MBA Healthcare Admin Licensed and Appointed Health Insurance Agent As a Military Retiree we enjoy many great benefits, affordable healthcare...

IN RECOGNITION: USS Oklahoma 1916-1946 – Battleship # 37, later BB-37...

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Courtesy Naval History and Heritage Command USS Oklahoma, a 27,500-ton Nevada class battleship, was built at Camden, New Jersey. She was commissioned in May 1916...

Senior helps Salvation Army create animal shelter

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Story and photos by Bobby Anderson, Staff Writer This winter is about to be a little warmer for a few homeless four-legged friends thanks to...

SNL – CENTENARIANS OF OK

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Helen Grace Olson Helen Grace Olson of Bethany was born & grew up in Weeping Water, NB. She has traveled to 43 states as an...

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