— 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 …

— Join AARP Michigan in recognizing and honoring Veterans this November This Veterans Day, and throughout the year, AARP salutes and celebrates the service and sacrifices made by our Veterans.  To show our appreciation, we are hosting events and special promotions for Veterans and their families throughout the month. Upcoming Events November 7 – The Maple Theater in Bloomfield, enjoy a free screening of Last Flag Flying, starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne. Reserve your space. November 9 – If you’re thinking …

— Are you up to speed on the rules of the road? Brush up on your driving skills by taking an AARP Driver Safety course. The four-hour course is available at numerous locations throughout Massachusetts. All classroom courses are taught by trained AARP volunteers, who are your peers.     By taking an AARP Driver Safety course, you will learn: Current traffic laws The safest ways to change lanes and turn at intersections How to maintain proper following distance How to …

— A new state law supported by AARP Oregon cracks down on distracted driving. Drivers cannot touch their phones behind the wheel. Hands-free phone usage is still allowed. The law took effect Oct. 1, along with higher fines. Previously, police officers had to see a driver speaking into a phone or texting in order to issue a citation. A state task force recommended the stricter law when traffic fatalities increased after a decade-long decline. In 2016, 495 people died on Oregon …

— Pat Sherwood of Glenrock was honored last Tuesday in Casper for her work with AARP’s Smart Driver Course, during the organization’s Volunteer Recognition Dinner. The AARP Smart Driver course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older. For more than 35 years, the course has taught over 16 million drivers proven safety strategies so they can continue driving safely for as long as possible. The program is …

— AARP is currently recruiting a volunteer Driver Safety State Coordinator for Nebraska. The Driver Safety State Coordinator recruits, manages, coaches, motivates and provides direction to other Driver Safety volunteers at the local level to facilitate state-wide growth. Serving as a State Coordinator entails the following: Time — Depending on the structure of your leadership team, approximately 10 hours per week. Tasks — Grow Driver Safety Programs in your state (i.e. Smart Driver classroom course, CarFit, We Need to Talk, etc.). …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— “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 …

— The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. Register today to join the AARP Driver Safety course on October 5! Why take the course? Over nine in 10 course participants report changing at least one key driving behavior for the better as a result of what they learned in the course. Over eight in ten participants felt that information they learned in the course has prevented them from being …