— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Mississippi for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— (Ridgeland, MS) – AARP Mississippi applauds the Mississippi Legislature for passing House Bill 366, The Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act. The legislation was signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant today. “Expanding access to broadband is an important quality of life issue for Mississippians who live in rural areas,” said AARP Mississippi State Director Kimberly L. Campbell, Esq. “High-speed internet access can provide opportunities for Mississippians to use telehealth, distance learning and other technologies. It also could help combat social isolation …

— Voters age 50 and older were the deciding factor in last year’s midterm elections, according to the National Election Pool Exit Poll results. The findings confirmed that 50-plus voters made up the majority of voters at 61% in Mississippi and 56 percent nationally. Older voters held candidates accountable for not finding common ground on the issues that matter to them and their families. What they care about here in Mississippi is health care, and they made their voices heard last …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athlete of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Carrisha Williams, a senior at Terry High School and member of the volleyball team. She was nominated by Coach Tiffany Cavanaugh. “Carrisha Williams has a 3.8 GPA,” Cavanaugh said. “She is a member of the Beta Club, Student Council, The Not …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athlete of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Anna Landrum, a senior at Northeast Jones High School. She was nominated by Lori Landrum. “Anna plays volleyball, basketball and softball,” Landrum said. “She has been a member of her inaugural volleyball team for its first two years and this year …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athletes of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Elizabeth Orr, a senior at McLaurin High School. She was nominated by Annette Orr Whatley, parent and coach. “I am nominating Elizabeth because of her outstanding academic excellence and her great skill in archery,” Whatley said. “She will graduate this year …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athletes of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Carter Bonds, a junior at Corinth High School. He is a linebacker and team Captain. He was nominated by Vickie Lassiter, his Grandmother. “Carter excels academically and is on the Warriors football team,” she said. “As of now, he again, is …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athletes of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Taylor Arnold, a senior at Starkville Academy. Here’s what Coach Chase Nicholson said: “Taylor Arnold is an exceptional student.” Coach Nicholson also teaches Taylor in Advanced Placement Government. Taylor is one of four captains. He also plays running back, quarter back, wide …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athletes of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! That’s why we’re bringing you two exceptional Scholar Athletes every week. Meet Mark Diers, a junior at South Jones High School. Here’s what Luke Johnson had to say: “A junior receiver and kicker/punter and defensive back for the South Jones Braves – …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athletes of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! That’s why we’re bringing you two exceptional Scholar Athletes every week. Meet Mary Claire Ford, who was nominated by Terri Ford. Here’s what she had to say Mary Claire: “I’d like to nominate my daughter, Mary Claire Ford for Scholar Athlete of …

—   AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athletes of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! That’s why we’re bringing you two exceptional Scholar Athletes every week. Meet Dillon Usry, who was nominated by Donna Lay. Here’s what she said about Dillon: “Please consider my nomination for Scholar Athlete of the Week. He is 16-year-old Dillon Usry …