Joyce Nelson Named 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service Winner

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Joyce Nelson of Moss Point has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the  2016 AARP Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Mississippi selected Nelson for her remarkable service which has greatly benefited the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. She volunteers with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), Friends of the Library for …

AARP Mississippi To Present Take A Stand Debate Watch Party In Clarksdale

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AARP Mississippi will present a Take A Stand Debate Watch Party in Clarksdale, Mississippi, from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Stone Pony Pizza, 226 Delta Avenue.  Refreshments will be provided. The event is free. Americans work hard and pay into Social Security —and are counting on it to be there. But if our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year. That’s why everyone who thinks they have what it …

Hernando Joins AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

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Jackson, MS – The City of Hernando has been accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The city was officially inducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at a ceremony at the Hernando Farmers Market, located at the DeSoto County Courthouse, 2535 Highway 51 South. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities helps participating communities become great places for all ages by adopting such features as walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, access to key services and opportunities for residents to …

Brain Health: What Helps, What Hurts

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The Good News Cognitive decline is not inevitable as we age. Here’s what can help and what can hurt in preserving your brain health. After reading the information below, feel free to register for a free Brain Health Tele Town Hall at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. To register, visit vekeo.com/aarpbh or call us at 866-554-5382. What Helps Staying Fit: Aerobic exercise is especially beneficial for brain health, and even better when combined with strength training. And it’s never …

AARP Mississippi Seeks 2016 Andrus Award For Community Service Nominees

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(Jackson, MS) – AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Mississippians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Mississippi is excited to shine a light on 50+ Mississippians who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said AARP Mississippi State President Bettye Taylor. Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Mississippi based …

AARP Mississippi Announces Kimberly L. Campbell As State Director

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(Jackson, MS) – AARP Regional Vice President for the South Region, John B. Caine, II, has announced the appointment of Kimberly L. Campbell as the AARP Mississippi State Director, effective May 23, 2016. As State Director, Campbell will be responsible for leading and directing AARP’s work in advocacy, community engagement, and communications to serve 281,000 AARP members in Mississippi. Campbell, an attorney, currently is a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, District 72. In announcing the appointment, Caine said, …

AARP Mississippi Thanks Mississippi House of Representatives for Passing HB 1178

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AARP Mississippi thanks the Mississippi House of Representatives for passing HB 1178 today. The bill now goes to the Senate. HB 1178 would help expand access to healthcare through telemedicine. It has the potential to improve the lives of patients, as well as their caregivers, across Mississippi. As a new, promising tool for delivering care, telemedicine holds tremendous potential to eliminate barriers that hinder efforts to provide treatment and care. This is true not only for residents in rural, medically-underserved …

AARP Mississippi is Looking for Volunteer Leaders

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AARP Mississippi offers volunteer opportunities that allow you to work in your own community. Members and friends are working with us statewide to make our communities more livable for people of all ages, provide resources for folks caring for loved ones, and raise awareness about fraud and scams.  Below, you’ll find even more ways to help! Regional Volunteer Leaders We are looking for volunteers to help lead AARP’s community and advocacy work in Mississippi’s four Congressional Districts. This volunteer assists …

AARP Mississippi is Looking for Executive Council Members

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If you have the time and passion to make an impact on the lives of people across our state, then AARP Mississippi has the perfect opportunity for you! The AARP Mississippi Executive Council currently has eight immediate openings. This group features the highest ranking volunteer positions in the state. The Executive Council makes strategic decisions on our priorities, shaping the work of AARP throughout Mississippi. This team works in close partnership with the AARP Mississippi State President, State Director and …

AARP Works on Telehealth, Uniform Power of Attorney, Home and Community-based Services

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AARP Mississippi is at the State Capitol this year working to make life a little easier for caregivers and all Mississippians. Our top priorities for the 2016 Mississippi Legislative session are: Expanding telehealth options. Maintaining home- and community-based services. Implementing Uniform Power of Attorney. Expanding telehealth options would help thousands of Mississippians who live in rural areas receive health care. The use of telehealth technologies has the potential to: Create better access to care. Reduce transportation barriers. Improve outcomes for …