Volunteers are the face of AARP in the community. AARP Mississippi is honored to have so many talented and skilled individuals who have expressed an interest in giving back to their communities. We are preparing volunteers and equipping them with the tools they need to volunteer locally.
The 2017 legislative session has begun, and AARP Mississippi is at the State Capitol keeping an eye on things important to Mississippi’s 50-plus population.
Jackson, MS – The City of Hernando has been accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The city was officially inducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at a ceremony at the Hernando Farmers Market, located at the DeSoto County Courthouse, 2535 Highway 51 South. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities helps participating communities become great places for all ages by adopting such features as walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, access to key services and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities. Hernando is the 119th city to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which was established in 2012. It impacts more than 56 million people.
AARP Volunteers From Every State Visit Capitol Hill To Urge Separate Social Security Debate, Press For Responsible Solutions To Strengthen Medicare
AARP volunteers and staff from every state, visited Capitol Hill today to express opposition to the President’s proposed Social Security benefit cut known as Chained CPI and to support responsible solutions to strengthen Medicare. Meeting with Senators, Members of Congress and their staff, AARP volunteers urged their representatives to have a separate debate on Social Security and to back specific proposals that would strengthen Medicare and the health care system overall.
There’s still time to nominate an outstanding volunteer for the 2013 Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors age 50+ Mississippians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Mississippi is excited to shine a light on 50+ Mississippians who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said AARP Mississippi State President Bruce W. Brice, Sr.
AARP Mississippi is teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to host encore entrepreneur events at two locations. The first event is April 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Mound Bayou Community Facility Building at 301 East Martin Luther King Drive in Mound Bayou. The second event is April 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the West Side Community Center at 4006 8th Street in Gulfport. To register, call 1-877-926-8300.
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