Be Aware of Tax Identity Theft

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Uncategorized By: Deborah Banda Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. And with tax season upon us, con artists are stealing Social Security numbers to file for fraudulent tax refunds. It’s a big problem. To date, the IRS has identified around 15 million false tax returns alone. For more information on the latest trends in tax identify theft, check out AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. And you can also view targeted information and a special video devoted to tax identity theft awareness …

Mississippi’s Generation X Turns 50!

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

About AARP | Local Resources | Uncategorized | Volunteering 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

About AARP | Local Resources | Uncategorized (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 …

Boosting Support for Family Caregivers

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

AARP Mississippi is urging lawmakers to move ahead with programs and policies to lighten the load for Mississippians caring for vulnerable family members. In 2014, the legislature adopted a caregiving resolution backed by AARP that created a task force of state agencies, nonprofit organizations and long-term care facilities to recommend ways to help family caregivers. The task force presented its recommendations in December, and AARP Mississippi is now working with legislators to evaluate those ideas and move forward. More than …

Managing the Holidays for Seniors

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

About AARP | Uncategorized (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 …

Caregiver Balances Family, Career While Caring For Three Family Members Over Three Decades

Posted on 11/12/2014 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering By Ronda Gooden (Photo: Judy Raymond (left) is pictured with her husband (third from left); mother-in-law (seated); three children; daughter-in-law; and four of her grandchildren.) Many women find themselves serving as a caregiver at some point in their lives. For Judy Raymond of Starkville, caregiving became a constant part of her life when she was a young wife and mother of three children. In her early 30s, Judy was balancing family life, work, nursing school and caregiving. Over three decades, …