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Every day, thousands of Mississippians wake up hoping they’re not sick because they don't have health coverage. Elected officials from around the state can do something to fix this. Closing the health coverage gap will help create healthier families, workers and communities. The time to act is now. Tell elected officials to close the health coverage gap and be a champion for hard-working Mississippians. You can contact state legislators at this link: action.AARP.org/MSHealth
Mississippi residents can schedule new COVID-19 vaccine appointments or walk into a nearby pharmacy to get a shot. Here’s how to find an updated vaccine near you.
Regular walks can help improve cardiovascular fitness, cognition, memory, sleep and the immune system. To help residents get out on the trails, AARP Mississippi has joined with Walk with a Doc, a nonprofit that brings together doctors and those looking to improve their health.
November is National Family Caregivers Month, and AARP Mississippi is planning a series of events aimed at the state’s family caregivers.
AARP Mississippi is encouraging Jackson residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Doc, a health program that brings doctors and patients together. The monthly walk is at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 at Parham Bridges Park, located at 5055 Old Canton Road in Jackson. Walk With A Doc happens at the same time on the second Saturday of each month at Parham Bridges Park, which is the site of the AARP FitLot Park equipment installation.
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.
AARP Mississippi is committed to supporting family caregivers as they provide invaluable service to their loved ones. Mindfulness practice may provide balance and stability to the challenging and rewarding task of family caregiving.
(Jackson, MS) –– AARP Mississippi is encouraging Jackson residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Doc, a health program that brings doctors and patients together. The kick-off walk is at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 13 at Parham Bridges Park, located at 5055 Old Canton Road in Jackson. Walk With A Doc will continue at the same time on the second Saturday of each month at Parham Bridges Park, which is the site of the AARP FitLot Park equipment installation.
AARP Mississippi will present a virtual event about “Aging and Mental Health” at 11 a.m. on May 11, 2022. Even before the pandemic, many older people felt the impact of social isolation. Many of us have learned that we all struggle during challenging times. This event is being offered in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month.
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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