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(Ridgeland, MS) – Mississippi ranks 48 th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, and AARP warns much more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands.  Despite the ranking, Mississippi has seen growth in key areas. Those areas are:
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AARP Mississippi is presenting a free Caregiving Webinar on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. You can participate in this live, interactive event from the comfort of your home or office.  Participants will receive tips and resources on starting a caregiving conversation, forming a team, making a plan, finding support and caring for themselves as they continue to care for others.
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AARP Mississippi thanks the Mississippi House of Representatives for passing HB 1178 today. The bill now goes to the Senate. HB 1178 would help expand access to healthcare through telemedicine. It has the potential to improve the lives of patients, as well as their caregivers, across Mississippi.
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AARP Mississippi is at the State Capitol this year working to make life a little easier for caregivers and all Mississippians. Our top priorities for the 2016 Mississippi Legislative session are:
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(Jackson, MS) – To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Mississippi, AARP names Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, Sen. Terry C. Burton, Rep. Sam C. Mims, V, and Rep. Toby Barker as 2015 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group of state legislators, lieutenant governors, and governors from 25 states. These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for older Mississippians to live independently at home—where they want to be.
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Ten years ago the eye of Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast leaving a path of devastation and destruction. After Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, Waveland, Bay St. Louis and the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast were changed forever.
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November is National Family Caregiver Month, and AARP Mississippi will highlight the need to support caregivers and those for whom they care.
“Funny You Should Say That: The value of humor”
(This story is by Margie Culbertson, an AARP Mississippi volunteer and freelance writer. Her photo is on the left.) 
“Funny You Should Say That: The value of humor”
(This story is by Margie Culbertson, an AARP Mississippi volunteer and freelance writer. Her photo is on the left.)
New Scorecard Gives Mississippi Low Marks For Serving Older, Disabled Residents
 Jackson, MS – Mississippi ranks 49th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, and AARP warns much more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve across-the-board – but especially when it comes to five key dimensions.  This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation.
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