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Valuing the Invaluable
Latest AARP research attaches $5.6 billion to the estimated 440 million hours of unpaid care that family caregivers provided in 2021.
Livable Drawing
A new program is recruiting volunteers 50 and older to help with community outreach.
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During this water crisis in Jackson, AARP Mississippi wants to make sure you know how to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have water, please remember: Do not drink tap water and don’t let your pets drink it. Also, please remember to use boiled water or bottled water to brush your teeth, cook, and wash dishes.
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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. 
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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 Mississippi has sent a letter to Gov. Tate Reeves urging him to develop a comprehensive roll-out plan that communicates clear information to the public and prioritizes older Americans in the distribution of COVID-19 “booster” shots, especially those who are homebound or living in congregate settings. The third shots are now being recommended for the immune-compromised and anyone who is 8 months away from their second shot of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
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Cases of COVID rose among Mississippi nursing home residents and staff over the four weeks ending July 18, according to the latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard.
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Clifford Acey is a Communications Intern at AARP Mississippi
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The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, causing the deaths of more than 84,000 residents and staff, according to an Oct. 8 analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation—including 991 in Mississippi. Yet federal policymakers have been slow to respond to this crisis, and no state has done a good enough job to stem the loss of life. AARP has called for the enactment of a 5-point plan to protect nursing home and long-term care facility residents, and has fought for public reporting of nursing home COVID-19 cases and deaths.
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