AARP Mississippi

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JUN 1, 2023
AARP Mississippi is looking for a new state president — its top volunteer role.
APR 21, 2020
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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.
MAY 30, 2023
A guide to where, when and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster.
Livable Drawing
A new program is recruiting volunteers 50 and older to help with community outreach.
Beware of travel scams
It's almost time for spring break. That fact has some of us looking for a warm getaway this spring, but beware: scammers could be lurking on the other end of that sweetheart spring break deal. These three tips will help you spot a potential travel scam.
Virtual gardening series
Spring is around the corner and many Mississippians are ready to plant their gardens. AARP Mississippi will present a Facebook gardening series beginning on the first day of Spring on March 20 at 11 a.m.
Free tax preparation help
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is providing free in-person and virtual tax assistance and preparation in Mississippi now through April 18. The nation’s largest free, volunteer-based tax assistance and preparation program helped secure more than $1 billion in refunds for more than 1.2 million taxpayers last year. Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS, and AARP membership is not required.
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Gwendolyn Spencer Prater, Ph.D. is State President of AARP Mississippi. She is responsible for leading volunteers throughout the state as they work on issues and projects that have a direct impact on people over age 50. Dr. Prater works with the AARP Mississippi State Director and staff on issues, such as family caregiving, fraud prevention, financial security and more.
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Applications are currently being accepted through March 15, 2023, 4:00 p.m. CT
People are more likely to save for retirement if they can do so at work, according to AARP research. However, 54 percent of Mississippi’s private-sector employees — about 492,000 — work for employers who don’t offer a traditional pension or retirement savings plan.
Livable Drawing
Four state organizations received 2022 AARP Community Challenge grants.
Avoid Pet Scams
Who doesn’t want to give their loved ones that perfect holiday postcard moment? You know, the big box with a bow that has a furry new member of the family inside. Unfortunately, that desire to create a cherished memory of a holiday pet leads many to a scam they won’t soon forget.
Gift Cards
Most U.S. consumers will purchase a gift card for someone this holiday season. While these gifts are easy to give and popular to get, they are also open to fraud. A 2022 AARP survey found that one in four people have either given or received a gift card with no funds on it.
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