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Sen. Brinkley earns perfect score for supporting legislation for Oklahoma seniors

For Immediate Release: October 19, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY –A coalition of organizations representing senior Oklahomans has released its yearly report on how key issues fared during the legislative session. Sen. Rick Brinkley has received their top score, supporting seven out of seven key issues.

The Oklahoma Aging Partnership (OAP) is a non-partisan coalition of organizations, including AARP Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Alliance on Aging, the Oklahoma Silver Haired legislature Alumni Association and the Oklahoma State Council on Aging.

“Ensuring our public policies protect the safety and well-being of our seniors is simply good public policy for our entire state,” said Brinkley, R-Owasso. “That means doing what we can to help our seniors with laws that ensure their rights when it comes to medical care, protecting them from predatory criminals, and helping those who are able to remain independent access the programs they need to remain independent for as long as possible.”

Brinkley was principal author of one of the seven bills advocated by OAP in the 2012 session. Senate Bill 1401 requires long-term care centers and other specific facilities without emergency power generators to provide written disclosure to any resident or resident’s caregiver disclosing this information. In addition, it prohibits licensed health care facilities and related personnel from referring clients to unlicensed providers of personal care or companion services.

“Oklahoma seniors spent their lives contributing to our state. They raised families, taught our children in school, built businesses, ran farms and ranches and served their communities,” Brinkley said. “I am proud to support legislation ensuring their dignity, safety and well-being.”


Oklahoma State Senate
Communications Division
State Capitol
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
ECC Character Kids
Collinsville ECC September Character Winners...Respect -- Diertra Harris (10/22/2012)
We would like to congratulate Sarah Swanner on becoming an All-Region Cheerleader!!!! We nominated Sarah for All-State and she competed in her first of two tryouts this past wednesday. There were over 30 girls from our region trying out and only 16 were chosen. Now that she made All-region, she will tryout for the All-state squad on Nov. 7. We are very proud of her and wish her good luck on the 7th.
-- Carman West and Mandy Burd (10/21/2012)
Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
Here are some pictures of my third grade class on our field trip to the Pumpkin Patch!
Thanks for posting,
Cheryl Meyer (10/22/2012)