AARP Foundation Fre$h Savings Program Makes Fruit, Vegetables Affordable

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-27T20:05:39+00:00">September 27, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-03T11:18:46+00:00">October 3, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

By Elissa McCool AARP Foundation Fre$h Savings, a healthy food incentive program, is available at Kroger stores and farmers markets throughout Mississippi. The program, a partnership of AARP Foundation, UnitedHealthcare and Kroger, aims to help Mississippians have access to fresh fruit and vegetables. More than 10 million older adults in the United States are food insecure. Mississippians age 60 and older have a food insecurity rate of 12.45 percent, according to the Food Insecurity Among Older Adults Report, published by …

AARP Driver Safety Offered In-Person, Online

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-27T19:39:14+00:00">September 27, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-03T11:12:18+00:00">October 3, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

By Elissa McCool You’re driving to the grocery store and you’re only an inch from the steering wheel. Suddenly, the car in front of you swerves to the right.  You quickly hit the brakes, unaware that the driver behind you is distracted momentarily by a cell phone.  You can guess what happens next. In the days of new technology and innovation, drivers are more distracted than ever. Safe driving is paramount.  AARP Driver Safety provides classroom and online classes to …

AARP Veterans Town Halls Provide Information, Honor

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-27T18:50:27+00:00">September 27, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

This year, AARP Mississippi is presenting Veterans Town Halls throughout the state. So far, the events have been held in Southaven and Richland. The next AARP Veterans Town Hall is planned for Biloxi on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Avenue. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 219,000 veterans resided …

State President Appreciates Work Of Volunteers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-27T18:25:35+00:00">September 27, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-03T11:01:33+00:00">October 3, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

“You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” – Charles Buxton Team Mississippi’s volunteers actualize this saying. Throughout the state, volunteers are helping Team Mississippi move the needle forward. They are busy in their communities presenting information and making life better for the state’s 50-plus population and their families. They are informing Mississippians about how to prevent being scammed. They are conducting Home Fit seminars to demonstrate how to make homes more accessible. They …

AARP Mississippi Plans Veterans Town Hall In Biloxi

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-15T17:44:03+00:00">September 15, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

(Ridgeland, MS) – AARP Mississippi is inviting all veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Avenue in Biloxi. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 219,000 veterans resided in Mississippi. AARP Mississippi seeks to bring together veterans of all eras …

AARP Community Challenge grant winner is Gulfport

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-15T17:01:54+00:00">September 15, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-15T17:03:49+00:00">September 15, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

(Ridgeland, MS) — The city of Gulfport has won the AARP Community Challenge, which aims to create change and improve quality of life at the community level. Gulfport won for its proposal to develop a Bark Park. Each winning project throughout the nation was partially or fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “We are proud to announce that the city of Gulfport is the winner of the first …

AARP Veterans Town Hall Planned For Richland

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-24T18:51:53+00:00">August 24, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-24T19:08:39+00:00">August 24, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

AARP Mississippi is inviting all veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Richland Community Center, 410 East Harper St. in Richland, MS. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. The event will feature information about caregiving, financial security, fraud prevention and other topics important to veterans. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also will be …

AARP Veterans Town Hall Set For Richland On August 31

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-15T18:36:58+00:00">August 15, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

AARP Mississippi is inviting all Veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Richland Community Center, 410 East Harper St. in Richland, MS. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. With nearly 6 million members who are Veterans, AARP is committed to aiding Veterans in the transition from successful military life to effective civilian life. AARP is working …

AARP Mississippi Sponsors Museum After Hours “Homeward Bound”

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-07-27T18:11:11+00:00">July 27, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-07-27T18:41:50+00:00">July 27, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

AARP Mississippi is sponsoring Museum After Hours this month at the Mississippi Museum of Art. We invite you to join us at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17 at the museum, located at 380 South Lamar Street in Jackson. This month’s theme is “Homeward Bound.” This month at Museum After Hours, you’ll have an opportunity to stand at the storytelling crossroads of Mississippi visual art, literature, music, and film. You can celebrate the opening of an exhibition of paintings by …

AARP Mississippi Executive Council Position Description

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-06-29T18:59:58+00:00">June 29, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-06-29T19:06:16+00:00">June 29, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

“AARP believes that volunteer service is a unique and valuable contribution which benefits both the volunteer and society…” Position Function The Executive Council member is part of a team of leadership volunteers who, under the guidance of the State President and the State Director, carry out AARP’s strategic priorities within the state. Responsibilities Understand, support and reflect the mission of AARP – to enhance quality of life for all as we age, to lead positive social change and to deliver …