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Ronda Gooden

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Ronda is Associate State Director for Communications at AARP Mississippi.

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Gov. Bryant Signs The Caregiver Act

Posted on 04/14/2015 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

New law helps 800,000 Mississippi family caregivers and their loved ones (Jackson, MS) – Governor Phil Bryant signed The Caregiver Act (SB 2108) today helping Mississippi’s 800,000 family caregivers and their loved ones. The law takes effect on July 1. The Caregiver Act is a commonsense solution that has three important provisions to make an incredible difference for Mississippi’s family caregivers as they take care of their loved ones: A hospital patient or patient’s legal guardian has an opportunity to …

AARP Foundation Awarded $3 Million Grant from USDA; Funds Will Support Affordable Access To Healthy Food

Posted on 04/2/2015 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

Jackson, MS – (April 2, 2015) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), through its Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant program, awarded AARP Foundation a grant of $3.3 million, with an additional $1 million coming from UnitedHealthcare, to implement a multi-year $6.6 million incentive program in Mississippi and Tennessee to increase the purchase and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. The goal of this program is to increase the purchase and …

AARP Mississippi Thanks the Mississippi House and Senate for Unanimously Passing The Caregiver Act

Posted on 03/31/2015 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

(Jackson, MS) – AARP Mississippi thanks all members of the Mississippi House and Senate for unanimously passing The Caregiver Act (SB 2108) today. The Caregiver Act will help 800,000 Mississippi family caregivers who are taking care of loved ones. The bill now goes to Governor Bryant to sign. When parents, spouses, or other loved ones go into the hospital, family caregivers can feel confused, rushed, left out, or unprepared to provide the best care when they return home. Thousands of …

“Funny You Should Say That: The value of humor”

Posted on 03/26/2015 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

(This story is by Margie Culbertson, an AARP Mississippi volunteer and freelance writer. Her photo is on the left.) Costello:          Hey, Abbott, tell me about our ball club. I hear they’re really good. Abbott:            They are, Costello. Costello:          If you’re going to be the manager, I’d like to know the players’ names. Abbott:            Well, you know the ballplayers’ have nicknames these days that are pretty peculiar. They have funny names like Beauty Bancroft, Cool Papa Bell. . …

Sign The Caregiver Act (SB 2108) Petition

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

In Mississippi, thousands of family caregivers take care of their loved ones at home. When parents, spouses, or other loved ones go into the hospital, family caregivers can feel confused, rushed, left out, or unprepared to provide the best care when they return home. The Caregiver Act (SB 2108) is a commonsense solution that can make an incredible difference for 800,000 Mississippi residents who serve as caregivers at any time during the year. Family caregivers help their loved ones live …

New Report Finds Mississippi Ranks 18 in ID Theft Complaints for 2014

Posted on 03/12/2015 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

(Jackson, MS) – On the heels of a new report showing Mississippi ranks 18 in the number of reported identity theft complaints, the AARP Fraud Watch Network offers tips so people can learn how to protect themselves from the top ten scams reported by Mississippians in 2014. For the 15th consecutive year, identity theft was the top complaint in the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, accounting for 13 percent of the total 2.5 million filed complaints. Identity theft …