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AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Navigator

A grandfather teaches a Cherokee dance to his grandson in Stilwell, Oklahoma

Welcome to the AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Navigator. The goal of this page is provide a single place where you can easily find resources available to help older Indians in Oklahoma on things such as food programs, housing and health.

See Also: Healthy Cooking Demonstration at Indian Event

As this page grows, new and updated information and links will be added. If you know of additional resources available to Oklahoma Indian Elders, please e-mail the AARP Oklahoma State Office at so they can be added to the AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Navigator.


AARP is committed to raising awareness of senior hunger in Oklahoma. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 600,000 Oklahomans were living in food insecure households, meaning that they lacked access to enough food to fully meet their basic need. In Oklahoma, 6.8% of seniors are food insecure which makes older Oklahomans 25% more likely to be food insecure than the national average – many of whom are Indian Elders.

Last year, AARP and AARP Foundation started Drive to End Hunger to highlight this growing problem. Earlier this summer, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, R, declared 2011 as Drive to End Hunger Year.

Oklahoma Indian Nutrition Sites and Programs

Absentee Shawnee

Caddo Nation

Cherokee Nation

Chickasaw Nation

Chickasaw Nation Senior Farmers Market Program

Choctaw Nation

Citizen Potawatomi

Comanche Nation

Delaware Nation

Eastern Shawnee Tribe Senior Citizens Nutrition Program
Fax: 918-666-3325
127 W. Oneida

Eastern Shawnee Tribe Administration Office
Fax: 918-666-2186
P.O. Box 350
Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Games and health screenings. Located on Oklahoma/Missouri border. Title VI meals served Mon. – Fri., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Iowa Nation

Kaw Nation

Kickapoo Tribe

Miami Tribe

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Osage Nation

Pawnee Nation

Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma
118 South Eight Tribe Trail, Miami, OK 74334
P.O. Box 1527, Miami, OK 74355
Arts/crafts, library, information on meals, meals are served at Miami Tribal Center.

Ponca Tribe

Quapaw Tribe

Sac and Fox

Seminole Nation

United Keetoowah

Wichita & Affliated

Wyandotte Nation Senior Citizen Center

Food Distribution Programs

This is a federal program that provides commodity foods to low-income households, including the elderly, to Native American families residing in designated areas in the State of Oklahoma.

Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 1220
Anadarko, Oklahoma 73005
Tel: (405) 247-5883
Fax: (405) 247-3078
Areas of Operation: (1) Apache Tribe

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74465
Tel: (918) 207-3914
Fax: (918) 458-6281
Areas of Operation: (1) Cherokee Nation (Tahlequah, Jay, Stilwell, Sallisaw, Salina, Claremore, Muskogee - 5 stores + tailgates)

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 59
Watonga, Oklahoma 73772
Tel: (1800) 247-4612 x 27868
Fax: (405) 422-8261
Areas of Operation: (1) Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation

Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 1548
Ada, Oklahoma 74820
Tel: (580) 226-8289 or (405) 527-7723
Fax: (580) 436-7225
Areas of Operation: (1) Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma (Ada, Ardmore, Purcell, Chickasha, Duncan – 3 stores + tailgates)

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 1210
Durant, Oklahoma 74702-1210
Tel: (580) 924-7773

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