Support Circles for Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving To relieve stress for the more than 826,000 family caregivers in Mississippi, AARP is building support networks in person and by phone. In 2010, there were eight potential caregivers age 45-64 available for each Mississippian age 80 or older. That ratio, however, is projected to drop to 4.1 by 2030 and 3.3 by 2050, according to a study by the AARP Public Policy Institute. AARP hosts Caregiver Circles in Gulfport at St. Peter’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church on the second Tuesday …

AARP Mississippi Thanks the Mississippi House and Senate for Unanimously Passing The Caregiver Act

Posted on 03/31/2015 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family (Jackson, MS) – AARP Mississippi thanks all members of the Mississippi House and Senate for unanimously passing The Caregiver Act (SB 2108) today. The Caregiver Act will help 800,000 Mississippi family caregivers who are taking care of loved ones. The bill now goes to Governor Bryant to sign. When parents, spouses, or other loved ones go into the hospital, family caregivers can feel confused, rushed, left out, or unprepared to provide the best care when they return home. Thousands of …

“Funny You Should Say That: The value of humor”

Posted on 03/26/2015 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

AARP Home | Caregiving | Community | Home & Family | Uncategorized (This story is by Margie Culbertson, an AARP Mississippi volunteer and freelance writer. Her photo is on the left.) Costello:          Hey, Abbott, tell me about our ball club. I hear they’re really good. Abbott:            They are, Costello. Costello:          If you’re going to be the manager, I’d like to know the players’ names. Abbott:            Well, you know the ballplayers’ have nicknames these days that are pretty peculiar. They have funny names like Beauty Bancroft, Cool Papa Bell. . …

Sign The Caregiver Act (SB 2108) Petition

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

AARP Home | Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | Uncategorized | Volunteering In Mississippi, thousands of family caregivers take care of their loved ones at home. When parents, spouses, or other loved ones go into the hospital, family caregivers can feel confused, rushed, left out, or unprepared to provide the best care when they return home. The Caregiver Act (SB 2108) is a commonsense solution that can make an incredible difference for 800,000 Mississippi residents who serve as caregivers at any time during the year. Family caregivers help their loved ones live …

Present Moments: Mindfulness Matters

Posted on 02/27/2015 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

AARP Home | Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Uncategorized (This story is by Margie Culbertson, an AARP Mississippi volunteer and freelance writer. Her photo is on the left.) Be happy in the moment. That’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. ― Mother Teresa Time Magazine’s January 23, 1914 cover proclaimed this is the age of “The Mindful Revolution.” A simple definition of mindfulness is: “Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment” sometimes during meditation, but also when we …

Be Aware of Tax Identity Theft

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

Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | 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 …