Mississippi’s Generation X Turns 50!

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

Press 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

Press (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 …

New Scorecard Gives Mississippi Low Marks For Serving Older, Disabled Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

Press  Jackson, MS – Mississippi ranks 49th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, and AARP warns much more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve across-the-board – but especially when it comes to five key dimensions.  This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services …

Compassion: Advocating for Caregivers Mandatory

Posted on 02/27/2014 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

Press (This story is by Margie Culberton, an AARP Mississippi volunteer and freelance writer. Her photo is at the left.) “Thus, caregivers remain largely forgotten by the political system. It is a shame. But it is true,” is the last line in an article in a Forbes article called “Occupy Elder Care: Why Caregivers are Bad Advocates.”   Family caregivers have an especially daunting task. They often feel exhausted and yet also guilty they’re not doing enough. The current and growing shortage …

AARP Mississippi Marks Social Security’s 78th Anniversary

Posted on 08/13/2013 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

Press Jackson, MS – On the eve of the 78th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, which provides an average monthly retirement benefit of about $1,170 to 375,000 Mississippians, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement: “In the years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the legislation creating Social Security, it has become the foundation of retirement security in America, lifting tens of millions of seniors, as well as widows, children and people with disabilities, out of …

Here’s How To Contact AARP Mississippi

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

Press 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 …