— By Effie Dawson It’s Monday morning and the conversation on Shawn Perry’s radio show, The Senior Zone, ranges far and wide, from caregiving and Social Security to dating apps, elder hostels and senior summer school. Some of Perry’s listeners, who tend to be 50-plus, want to discuss national news. Others tune in for family and personal issues. “I want each listener to walk away with something,” said Perry, 55, of Clarksburg. “We’ve covered gardening; we’ve covered senior sex. It’s not …

— (Ridgeland, MS) – AARP Mississippi applauds the Mississippi Legislature for passing House Bill 366, The Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act. The legislation was signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant today. “Expanding access to broadband is an important quality of life issue for Mississippians who live in rural areas,” said AARP Mississippi State Director Kimberly L. Campbell, Esq. “High-speed internet access can provide opportunities for Mississippians to use telehealth, distance learning and other technologies. It also could help combat social isolation …

— 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 Taylor Arnold, a senior at Starkville Academy. Here’s what Coach Chase Nicholson said: “Taylor Arnold is an exceptional student.” Coach Nicholson also teaches Taylor in Advanced Placement Government. Taylor is one of four captains. He also plays running back, quarter back, wide …

—   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! That’s why we’re bringing you two exceptional Scholar Athletes every week. Meet Dillon Usry, who was nominated by Donna Lay. Here’s what she said about Dillon: “Please consider my nomination for Scholar Athlete of the Week. He is 16-year-old Dillon Usry …

— While the April 17 tax deadline is swiftly approaching, it’s not too late to get free tax assistance and preparation from AARP Taxi-Aide Foundation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. Last year, 139 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 17,169 people file their federal and state tax returns in Mississippi. The program is offered at approximately …

— AARP Mississippi is observing Operation Stop Scams with a series of events throughout the state from April 16 – May 21. Operation Stop Scams aims to help Mississippians in the fight against fraud. According to the latest reports on identity fraud, more than $20 billion was stolen from about 13 million victims in 2012. One common method that criminals use to gain private information is sorting through trash. Americans can reduce their risk of identity fraud by destroying all documents …

— Are you eager to help your community? Do you want to meet new people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider volunteering with AARP Mississippi. Being a volunteer is a fulfilling experience that allows you to give back to your community in a meaningful way. All that is required is a genuine interest in helping the community by donating your time and skills, said Associate State Director for Community Outreach Ivory Craig. Once you have …

— Todos los jueves a las 7 p.m. sintoniza La Juntilla 50+ por Radio Isla 1320 AM: el programa oficial de AARP Puerto Rico donde desafiamos los mitos de la vida después de los 50. Entérate de lo último en temas sociales y actualidad, estilos de vida, familia, sexo, jangueo, viajes, pasatiempos, política pública, finanzas, salud, comunidad y voluntariado. Escucha nuestra promoción en este enlace.       La Juntilla 50+ – el programa de AARP Puerto Rico Día y Hora: …

— Gwendolyn Spencer Prater, Ph.D. of Madison has been appointed as the new State President of AARP Mississippi. State President is AARP’s highest volunteer position in Mississippi, representing 285,000 AARP members in the state. In partnership with the State Director, volunteers and staff, the State President helps the organization achieve its vision, mission and strategic priorities. Prater previously served as a member of the AARP Mississippi Executive Council where she helped shape AARP’s strategic direction in the state. She is Dean …

— Por James E. Garcia Sentado detrás del micrófono de una radioemisora de Phoenix un sábado por la mañana hace pocos días, David Parra —un hombre de algo más de 50 años, delgado y en buen estado físico—, habla con un grupo de invitados sobre “lowriders”, los aficionados a los autos que restauran modelos nuevos de automóviles clásicos y los equipan con elevadores hidráulicos que permiten ajustar la altura de la carrocería para elevarla o bajarla casi al ras del suelo, …