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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.
JUN 29, 2022
Mail-in absentee ballots and early in-person voting is only available to voters who qualify.
AARP Fraud Watch Network Events
In the month of April, AARP Mississippi has planned events to help Mississippians protect themselves from fraud and scams. Check them out!
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AARP Mississippi observes Women’s History Month by presenting a virtual discussion about women’s health at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 25. Leading experts will address a variety of women's health issues experienced through all life stages. This one-hour conversation has been carefully designed to acknowledge the ongoing research on women's aging, physical health and mental health.
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All crimes that seek to steal money or sensitive information through deception are loathsome. But perhaps the most pernicious involves crimes of the heart. Online romance fraud is rampant and growing according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and it isn’t just dating sites where these criminals lurk.
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Voters Surveyed Want Tax Dollars Brought Back to the State to Expand Medicaid Health Care
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Older residents remain worried about health care access and costs, according to a survey by AARP Mississippi. 
Covid Vaccine Trial
The state has lagged behind in the percentage of people being vaccinated against COVID-19.  
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Court proceedings can drag on, which is a problem for older people and the terminally ill who want to get their affairs in order before it’s too late.
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(Jackson, MS) – AARP launched a new tool to bring together valuable information and resources to help veterans, military families and their caregivers navigate their health care options. The Veterans and Military Families Health Benefits Navigator provides Mississippi’s veterans with critical information about what is required to qualify for health care benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or Department of Defense (DoD).
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Yolanda Ratcliff of Jackson has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2021 AARP Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. 
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