AARP Mississippi New State Director Kimberly L. Campbell

(Jackson, MS) – AARP Regional Vice President for the South Region, John B. Caine, II, has announced the appointment of Kimberly L. Campbell as the AARP Mississippi State Director, effective May 23, 2016. As State Director, Campbell will be responsible for leading and directing AARP’s work in advocacy, community engagement, and communications to serve 281,000 AARP members in Mississippi. Campbell, an attorney, currently is a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, District 72. In announcing the appointment, Caine said, …

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Mississippi’s population is aging. The Census Bureau estimates that by 2030, a fourth of state residents will be 60 and older, and that means more people will be retiring. AARP Mississippi is offering workshops to help people plan for a financially secure future. Retirees have certain advantages in Mississippi. The state does not impose taxes on qualified retirement income and gives a property tax break to people 65 and older. But Mississippians depend heavily on Social Security, with 31 percent …

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AARP Mississippi thanks the Mississippi House of Representatives for passing HB 1178 today. The bill now goes to the Senate. HB 1178 would help expand access to healthcare through telemedicine. It has the potential to improve the lives of patients, as well as their caregivers, across Mississippi. As a new, promising tool for delivering care, telemedicine holds tremendous potential to eliminate barriers that hinder efforts to provide treatment and care. This is true not only for residents in rural, medically-underserved …

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AARP Mississippi offers volunteer opportunities that allow you to work in your own community. Members and friends are working with us statewide to make our communities more livable for people of all ages, provide resources for folks caring for loved ones, and raise awareness about fraud and scams.  Below, you’ll find even more ways to help! Regional Volunteer Leaders We are looking for volunteers to help lead AARP’s community and advocacy work in Mississippi’s four Congressional Districts. This volunteer assists …

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If you have the time and passion to make an impact on the lives of people across our state, then AARP Mississippi has the perfect opportunity for you! The AARP Mississippi Executive Council currently has eight immediate openings. This group features the highest ranking volunteer positions in the state. The Executive Council makes strategic decisions on our priorities, shaping the work of AARP throughout Mississippi. This team works in close partnership with the AARP Mississippi State President, State Director and …

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AARP Mississippi is at the State Capitol this year working to make life a little easier for caregivers and all Mississippians. Our top priorities for the 2016 Mississippi Legislative session are: Expanding telehealth options. Maintaining home- and community-based services. Implementing Uniform Power of Attorney. Expanding telehealth options would help thousands of Mississippians who live in rural areas receive health care. The use of telehealth technologies has the potential to: Create better access to care. Reduce transportation barriers. Improve outcomes for …

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The 2016 legislative session begins Jan. 5, and AARP wants to make sure lawmakers are working for Mississippians age 50-plus. Topping the agenda is adequate funding for home- and community-based services, which could provide some relief to the state’s 500,000 unpaid family caregivers. AARP also is backing the Uniform Power of Attorney Act—already adopted in at least 18 states—to protect older Mississippians from financial abuse. The measure would increase consumer protections for people who can no longer manage their finances …

Mississippi Capitol Caregivers

(Jackson, MS) – To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Mississippi, AARP names Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, Sen. Terry C. Burton, Rep. Sam C. Mims, V, and Rep. Toby Barker as 2015 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group of state legislators, lieutenant governors, and governors from 25 states. These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for older Mississippians to live independently at home—where they want to be. “AARP thanks Lt. Gov. …

HOME CARE SPOT

Every year, more than a half million Mississippians provide about $5.4 billion worth of unpaid services to help adult loved ones live at home. Now, AARP Mississippi is giving back by hosting lunches for family caregivers. Caregiving is a stressful and demanding commitment, with family members performing medical tasks—such as managing medications or dressing wounds—as well as helping with everyday needs, such as bathing, dressing and preparing meals. The lunches, in honor of National Family Caregivers Month, will be held …

Retirement

You may be a boomer, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re done with school. Now, at AARP Mississippi’s Boomer University, you can learn how to make the next phase of your life happy, healthy and secure. The free workshops will be held Oct. 10 in Jackson and Oct. 17 in Belden. Topics will include Social Security, retirement planning, fraud prevention and Life Reimagined, which provides tools to navigate life’s transitions. Mississippi has more than 720,000 boomers (born 1946-64). Lunch is …