— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athlete of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Anna Landrum, a senior at Northeast Jones High School. She was nominated by Lori Landrum. “Anna plays volleyball, basketball and softball,” Landrum said. “She has been a member of her inaugural volleyball team for its first two years and this year …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athlete of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Anne Grayson Clanton, a senior at Lafayette High School. She was nominated by Jennifer Painter. “Anne has a 3.91 GPA and is ranked 19 out of 197 seniors while being a full-time band member since 6th grade and working a part-time …

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— There is never a good time to have the difficult discussion with older loved ones about cutting back on their driving or taking away the keys altogether. But the holidays offer an opportunity to sit down and do this. We Need to Talk, AARP’s Driver Safety program, helps families begin the conversation. To an older adult, giving up driving often represents relinquishing independence. Knowing how to approach this sensitive topic can avoid hurt feelings and ease what is often a …

— Cristina Rouvalis Hace un año, Jimmy Kilgallen estaba maniobrando su silla de ruedas eléctrica mientras cruzaba una intersección peligrosa de Pittsburgh. En el momento en que se acercaba a la acera en la esquina de Penn Avenue y 40th Street, un auto lo impactó por la parte de atrás de la silla. A Kilgallen, de 66 años, la vida le cambio drásticamente desde este accidente donde el conductor se fugó en su vecindario de Lawrenceville. Después de varias cirugías, perdió …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athlete of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Anna Crane, a senior at Pearl High School. She was nominated by Steven White, Honors instructor at Pearl High School. “I would like to nominate Anna Crane, a senior from Pearl High School as your AARP Mississippi Scholar Athlete of the …

— Delaware Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. Roger was selected as the recipient for his remarkable service to issues that affect older Delawareans. He has been a dedicated volunteer with AARP for more than 20 years and his contributions are innumerable. Roger is widely known as the AARP Driver Safety Statewide Coordinator and Instructor, educating Delawareans about driving safer and longer. He has had a positive impact on …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athletes of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Elizabeth Orr, a senior at McLaurin High School. She was nominated by Annette Orr Whatley, parent and coach. “I am nominating Elizabeth because of her outstanding academic excellence and her great skill in archery,” Whatley said. “She will graduate this year …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athletes of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Carter Bonds, a junior at Corinth High School. He is a linebacker and team Captain. He was nominated by Vickie Lassiter, his Grandmother. “Carter excels academically and is on the Warriors football team,” she said. “As of now, he again, is …

— AARP Wyoming honored Casper’s Barb Summers with its Community Action Team Leader award Thursday night at the organization’s Volunteer Recognition Awards Dinner in Casper. Casper has one of the state’s largest and most impactful Community Action Teams, though that wasn’t always the case. Over the past two years, the Casper Community Action Team has put together a group of volunteers, which meets monthly, and has put together such events as an evening with Frank Abagnale, a Shred Fest, and several …

— It is very possible that no one has trained as many drivers on Wyoming roadways as has Richard Macht. Thursday night, Macht was honored by AARP Wyoming for his work with the Driver Safety Program during the organization’s Volunteer Recognition Awards in Casper. Macht taught driver’s education during his nine years teaching in Lusk and 26 years in Big Horn before volunteering to teach driver safety classes for AARP Wyoming, starting in 2003. He has also continued to teach driver’s …