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Ronda Gooden

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Ronda is Associate State Director for Communications at AARP Mississippi.

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“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 …

Present Moments: Mindfulness Matters

Posted on 02/27/2015 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

(This story is by Margie Culbertson, an AARP Mississippi volunteer and freelance writer. Her photo is on the left.) Be happy in the moment. That’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. ― Mother Teresa Time Magazine’s January 23, 1914 cover proclaimed this is the age of “The Mindful Revolution.” A simple definition of mindfulness is: “Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment” sometimes during meditation, but also when we …

Mississippi’s Generation X Turns 50!

Posted on 01/16/2015 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

The year 2015 is the year Generation X turns 50. It’s a monumental year! We want to hear from Mississippi’s first wave of Generation X as you turn 50. How do you feel about turning 50? Do you plan to celebrate? Have you thought about how you’d like to spend the next phase of your life? Plus, when your big day arrives, we’d love to see your photos and video. We want to hear from you. Email us at msaarp@aarp.org …

The Power of Gratitude

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

(This story is by Margie Culbertson, an AARP Mississippi volunteer and freelance writer. Her photo is on the left.) Here it is, time to make our New Year’s Resolutions. What would I promise myself I’d do to improve my life this year? I remembered that I’d been noticing the word “gratitude” everywhere — from books to newspapers, magazines, columns, and even research papers. I decided to find out the “what” as well as the “why” of gratitude: what did the …