OCT 13, 2021
In an effort to tell the story of AARP’s work in the state, AARP Mississippi engages with media outlets to reach a range of audiences. One of the ways the state office reaches the African American community is through The Jackson Advocate, the statewide newspaper of record in the African American community. The African American– and woman-owned newspaper recently celebrated its 83rd anniversary.
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As the first COVID-19 vaccines have become available in the U.S., a state-by-state patchwork has emerged for where and when older adults can get inoculated. Even in states that have started offering vaccines to older adults — to those 65 and over, 70 and over, 75 and over or 80 and over, depending on the state — getting a vaccination appointment can be a huge challenge.
OCT 1, 2021
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program offers taxpayers free assistance in filing returns, focusing on those 50 and older or low- to moderate-income people.
The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society. Last year, AARP recognized 50 outstanding individuals and couples from around the country.
Access to quality broadband has never been more important, for online learning, working from home and remote health care. But Mississippi lags behind most of the nation in high-speed internet access.
Ann Pickett-Parker has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2020 AARP Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.
The state’s older population faces serious health challenges, with Mississippi ranking at or near the bottom on general health and clinical care for people 65 and older.
AARP Mississippi will offer a virtual event, Preventing Financial Exploitation Of The Elderly, at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17. To register for this free online event, click here.
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