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AARP is accepting nominations for its 2020 Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Mississippians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
Fight social isolation
AARP Community Connections, a new online platform launched by AARP Innovation Labs, allows users to organize and find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide financial assistance or lend emotional support to neighbors, friends and loved ones. Across the country, these informal online groups—also called “mutual aid” groups—help communities stay connected at a time when people must practice social distancing to stay safe.
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We’re writing with an important message to let you know that we have canceled our external events until further notice. While convening events is a core part of our mission, we have changed our approach in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Tech Workshop Tupelo
AARP Mississippi and Brandon Presley, Mississippi Public Service Commissioner for the Northern District, will present a Broadband Tech Night Workshop on Thursday, August 22 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the University of Mississippi’s Tupelo Campus Auditorium on 1918 Briar Ridge Road. Refreshments will be served.
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AARP Mississippi and the Mississippi Public Service Commission will host a Broadband Tech Night Workshop at the Collins Civic Center, located on 3220 U.S. 49 in Collins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The workshop will feature AARP Mississippi representatives and Sam Britton, Southern District Public Service Commissioner.
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Broadband internet access is an important part of modern life, whether it’s to stay in touch with loved ones or to look for a job. Yet 6 out of 10 rural Mississippians do not have broadband access.
Government Imposter Scams
Join AARP Mississippi for an important Telephone Town Hall at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 about government impostor scams. Scammers rip off unwary taxpayers by impersonating agents of the Internal Revenue Service. To join the call, click here.
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Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘ Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Mississippians and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state levels.
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AARP Mississippi invites Jackson residents to raise their voices on issues that are important to them. The Jackson Age-Friendly survey is an opportunity to speak up on issues that affect Jackson residents of all ages.
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