Managing the Holidays for Seniors

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

Events (This story is by Margie Culbertson, an AARP Mississippi volunteer and freelance writer. Her photo is on the left.) Gathering with loved ones and sharing in the holiday spirit are things we look forward to, but for some, the holiday season can be challenging. We often face battles with the bulge, tight finances, stress, and sadness. And, for some, physical limitations can make socializing and church attendance tough. So what can we do? One good place to start is the …

AARP Mississippi Observes November As National Family Caregiver Month

Posted on 11/6/2014 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

Events November is National Family Caregiver Month, and AARP Mississippi will highlight the need to support caregivers and those for whom they care. More than 800,000 Mississippians perform a great labor love: caring for an aging parent or loved one. These family caregivers provide an invaluable resource, helping seniors stay at home – where they want to be. That’s why AARP is committed to supporting caregivers and their loved ones. Mississippi ranks 49th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term …

Sept. 26 Tele-town Hall on Health Insurance Marketplace

Posted on 09/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events Open enrollment in the health insurance exchange, also called the marketplace, established under the Affordable Care Act begins Oct. 1. What should Mississipians do? Answers will come Sept. 26, when AARP holds a tele-town hall from 6 to 7 p.m. Participants in the statewide telephone call can listen and ask questions. About 19 percent of Mississippi’s 2.9 million residents are uninsured, making them candidates for coverage in the exchange, which functions like an online marketplace. Residents in all 82 Mississippi …

Here’s How To Contact AARP Mississippi

Posted on 07/24/2013 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

Events AARP Mississippi Would Love To Hear From You! Here’s How To Contact Us.  AARP is right here in Mississippi working to make a difference in communities throughout the state. Give your time, talent, and expertise to make a difference where you live. For information, contact us through one of the channels below. Hours: AARP Mississippi is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: 6360 I-55 North, Suite #160, Jackson, MS 39211 Call: 866-554-5382 Email: msaarp@aarp.org Fax: 601-991-3342 Like us …

AARP Live on RFD-TV

Posted on 04/18/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Events Tune in to this month’s AARP Live on RFD-TV, or watch via the web! This month AARP panelists take your calls on the issue of fraud, and fighting back against foreign lottery scams.   Recently AARP’s Rob Ramasco testified on Capitol Hill on the need to protect seniors from scammers.  We’ll show you a first hand example of just how intimidating con artists can be. An AARP Fraud Fighter volunteer will also join our panel to talk about the front line …

AARP Mississippi, SBA Present Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month Events

Posted on 04/10/2013 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

Events AARP Mississippi is teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to host encore entrepreneur events at two locations. The first event is April 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Mound Bayou Community Facility Building at 301 East Martin Luther King Drive in Mound Bayou. The second event is April 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the West Side Community Center at 4006 8th Street in Gulfport. To register, call 1-877-926-8300. “AARP supports developing …