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— Mississippi has a poor health record, placing at or near the bottom of state rankings on obesity, cancer, diabetes and overall health. But the state excels in telehealth, and the Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center ranks among the best in the nation. AARP wants to expand telehealth to allow more people in rural or medically underserved areas to be diagnosed and treated through audio-video technology. AARP invites volunteers to a Day at the Capitol on …

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— The holidays aren’t always the happiest time of year – especially if you’re dealing with the stress of being a family caregiver. Or what if, you’re a long-distance caregiver that will return home for the holidays? AARP is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a very special webinar titled, “Caregiving & the Holidays: Signs, Expectations & Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 3pm ET Ruth Drew, who is Director of Family and Information Services at the …

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— Don’t miss out! Register today for the free webinar, “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer.” Join AARP on Thursday, December 1st for a free webinar. “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer” will feature the inspiring true-life story of a dog named Bella who helped her owner, Jean Baur, find a sense of belonging and confidence after being downsized by her job. The webinar airs live at 2 p.m. CT on Thursday, December 1st …

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— AARP has announced actress and advocate Holly Robinson Peete will headline a live,  Online Family Caregiving Fair scheduled for Thursday, November 17. Registration for the Online Family Caregiving Fair HERE Peete, who is best known for her roles on 21 Jump Street and Hanging’ with Mr. Cooper, simultaneously cared for a father with Parkinson’s disease and a son with autism.  She will discuss juggling caregiving and work, facing hurdles as a family caregiver and balancing caring for yourself while caring …

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— Looking for a job but feeling overwhelmed by the countless number of online resources? Get expert tips and advice on how to cut through the clutter and find the job that’s right for you. Don’t miss our free webinar “Navigating Cluttered Job Search Sites,” featuring Jobs Expert Kerry Hannon. 3 p.m. ET/2pm CT, Thursday, November 10. Register HERE Kerry Hannon, AARP’s jobs expert, is an award-winning author and nationally recognized authority on career transitions and retirement. Her latest book is …

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— November is National Family Caregivers Month, and AARP Mississippi aims to mark the observance by making sure caregivers know their rights under a new state law. AARP Mississippi is distributing wallet cards outlining family caregivers’ rights under the state’s Caregiver Act. The law allows every hospital patient to designate a family caregiver and requires the hospital to record the caregiver’s contact information in the patient’s chart. The hospital also must make reasonable efforts to keep the caregiver informed about discharge …

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— Want to become more warm & natural in job interviews? Don’t miss our fun, out-of-the-box webinar “Improv to Get the Job” THIS Thursday 10/20 at 7pm ET. Skilled improv artists Ellen Ornato-Feldman and Jenny Drescher — who hail from Connecticut — will help you learn how to use improvisation techniques that could help you land your next job! They’ll also take your questions live! PLUS everyone who registers will get a free travel mug! Register now!

Joyce Nelson (center) of Moss Point named 2016 AARP Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service winner. She designated a $1,000 donation to CASA.

— 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 …

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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 …

— 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 …