AARP Mississippi Seeks State President

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-27T18:49:01+00:00">November 27, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-01T12:43:02+00:00">December 1, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

Are you a leader who is driven by helping others? AARP Mississippi is looking for a State President, the organization’s highest volunteer position. The State President works closely with the State Director, volunteers and staff as they help the 50-plus population live their best lives. Everyday we seek to demonstrate the motto of our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus: To serve, not to be served. Position Function In partnership with the State Director and in collaboration with other appropriate volunteers …

AARP Foundation Fre$h Savings Program Makes Fruit, Vegetables Affordable

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-27T20:05:39+00:00">September 27, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-18T19:27:38+00:00">October 18, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

By Elissa McCool AARP Foundation’s Fresh Savings, a healthy-food incentive program funded by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is available across the state in 17 counties.  The program is running in five produce retail locations, 13 Farmers Markets and seven Kroger locations throughout Mississippi. Mississippians age 60 and older have a food insecurity rate of 12.45 percent, according to the Food Insecurity Among Older Adults Report, published by the AARP Foundation. SNAP beneficiaries can spend up to …

AARP Driver Safety Offered In-Person, Online

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-27T19:39:14+00:00">September 27, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-03T11:12:18+00:00">October 3, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

By Elissa McCool You’re driving to the grocery store and you’re only an inch from the steering wheel. Suddenly, the car in front of you swerves to the right.  You quickly hit the brakes, unaware that the driver behind you is distracted momentarily by a cell phone.  You can guess what happens next. In the days of new technology and innovation, drivers are more distracted than ever. Safe driving is paramount.  AARP Driver Safety provides classroom and online classes to …

AARP Veterans Town Halls Provide Information, Honor

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-27T18:50:27+00:00">September 27, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

This year, AARP Mississippi is presenting Veterans Town Halls throughout the state. So far, the events have been held in Southaven and Richland. The next AARP Veterans Town Hall is planned for Biloxi on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Avenue. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 219,000 veterans resided …

State President Appreciates Work Of Volunteers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-27T18:25:35+00:00">September 27, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-03T11:01:33+00:00">October 3, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

“You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” – Charles Buxton Team Mississippi’s volunteers actualize this saying. Throughout the state, volunteers are helping Team Mississippi move the needle forward. They are busy in their communities presenting information and making life better for the state’s 50-plus population and their families. They are informing Mississippians about how to prevent being scammed. They are conducting Home Fit seminars to demonstrate how to make homes more accessible. They …

AARP Mississippi Plans Veterans Town Hall In Biloxi

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-15T17:44:03+00:00">September 15, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

(Ridgeland, MS) – AARP Mississippi is inviting all veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Avenue in Biloxi. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 219,000 veterans resided in Mississippi. AARP Mississippi seeks to bring together veterans of all eras …

AARP Community Challenge grant winner is Gulfport

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-15T17:01:54+00:00">September 15, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-15T17:03:49+00:00">September 15, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

(Ridgeland, MS) — The city of Gulfport has won the AARP Community Challenge, which aims to create change and improve quality of life at the community level. Gulfport won for its proposal to develop a Bark Park. Each winning project throughout the nation was partially or fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “We are proud to announce that the city of Gulfport is the winner of the first …

AARP Veterans Town Hall Planned For Richland

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-24T18:51:53+00:00">August 24, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-24T19:08:39+00:00">August 24, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

AARP Mississippi is inviting all veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Richland Community Center, 410 East Harper St. in Richland, MS. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. The event will feature information about caregiving, financial security, fraud prevention and other topics important to veterans. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also will be …

AARP Veterans Town Hall Set For Richland On August 31

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-15T18:36:58+00:00">August 15, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

AARP Mississippi is inviting all Veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Richland Community Center, 410 East Harper St. in Richland, MS. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. With nearly 6 million members who are Veterans, AARP is committed to aiding Veterans in the transition from successful military life to effective civilian life. AARP is working …

AARP Mississippi Sponsors Museum After Hours “Homeward Bound”

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-07-27T18:11:11+00:00">July 27, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-07-27T18:41:50+00:00">July 27, 2017</time> by AARP Mississippi

AARP Mississippi is sponsoring Museum After Hours this month at the Mississippi Museum of Art. We invite you to join us at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17 at the museum, located at 380 South Lamar Street in Jackson. This month’s theme is “Homeward Bound.” This month at Museum After Hours, you’ll have an opportunity to stand at the storytelling crossroads of Mississippi visual art, literature, music, and film. You can celebrate the opening of an exhibition of paintings by …