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 …

More than 375,000 Mississippians depend on Social Security for an average yearly benefit of $14,000.

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 …

Mississippi Andrus Award Nominations Open Until June 1

Posted on 05/29/2013 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

Press There’s still time to nominate an outstanding volunteer for the 2013 Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors age 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 Bruce W. Brice, Sr. Nominations will be evaluated by …

AARP: Retirement Security in Doubt for Middle Class

AARP: Retirement Security in Doubt for Middle Class

Posted on 01/15/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2013 CONTACT: Tiffany Lundquist or Dave Nathan media@aarp.org AARP: Retirement Security in Doubt for Middle Class CEO A. Barry Rand calls on policymakers to strengthen Medicare, Social Security Washington, DC – AARP CEO A. Barry Rand called for renewed focus on strengthening Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in a speech today at the National Press Club. Rand discussed findings from AARP Public Policy Institute’s newly released “Middle Class Security Project,”  which studies how middle class …