(Jackson, MS) – June Duffour has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2023 AARP Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.
The month of October is National Cyber Security month and AARP is focused on shining a light on the most prevalent online scams including celebrity impostors. Stars like Bruce Springsteen, Trace Adkins and Oprah Winfrey are among thousands of celebrities whose personas have been used by scammers online to solicit money from fans.
(Jackson, MS) — The unpaid care provided by the 470,000 caregivers in Mississippi is valued at $5.6 billion, according to new state data available in AARP’s latest report in the Valuing the Invaluable series. In the last report that covered 2019, the amount was $4.7 billion. The report highlights the growing scope and complexity of family caregiving and highlights actions needed to address the many challenges of caring for parents, spouses, and other loved ones.
`Volunteering with AARP Mississippi can be fun and rewarding, but it’s even more fulfilling when volunteers come together and make an impact as a team. Meet our featured volunteers and college sweethearts, Ronald and Elouise McLaughlin.
Social Security is your money — you earned it through a lifetime of hard work. And like most Americans, that money is needed to help cover living expenses and pay bills. Nearly one in four Mississippi residents – 681,219 people – receive Social Security benefits, and 55 percent of residents 65 and older rely on the program for at least half of their income.
More than 369,000 incidents of financial abuse targeting older adults are reported to authorities in the U.S. each year, causing an estimated $4.8 billion in losses. And those numbers likely understate the problem considerably. However, it’s good to remember that there are things we can do to stop elder financial exploitation.