— 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!

— 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 …

— Black History Month is an annual celebration commemorating African Americans who contributed to the monumental movement of equal rights for men and women in our society. The month of February allows individuals to pay homage by reflecting on the past, while focusing on the future. In commemoration of Black History Month, AARP is offering a free admission day to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The first 300 people will enter …

— By Elissa McCool AARP Foundation’s Fresh Savings, a healthy-food incentive program funded by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is available across the state in 17 counties.  The program is running in five produce retail locations, 13 Farmers Markets and seven Kroger locations throughout Mississippi. Mississippians age 60 and older have a food insecurity rate of 12.45 percent, according to the Food Insecurity Among Older Adults Report, published by the AARP Foundation. SNAP beneficiaries can spend up to …

— “AARP believes that volunteer service is a unique and valuable contribution which benefits both the volunteer and society…” Position Function The Executive Council member is part of a team of leadership volunteers who, under the guidance of the State President and the State Director, carry out AARP’s strategic priorities within the state. Responsibilities Understand, support and reflect the mission of AARP – to enhance quality of life for all as we age, to lead positive social change and to deliver …

— Joyce Nelson of Moss Point has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the  2016 AARP Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Mississippi selected Nelson for her remarkable service which has greatly benefited the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. She volunteers with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), Friends of the Library for …

— (Jackson, MS) – AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2016 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. “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 Bettye Taylor. Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Mississippi based …

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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. As a new, promising tool for delivering care, telemedicine holds tremendous potential to eliminate barriers that hinder efforts to provide treatment and care. This is true not only for residents in rural, medically-underserved …

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— If you have the time and passion to make an impact on the lives of people across our state, then AARP Mississippi has the perfect opportunity for you! The AARP Mississippi Executive Council currently has eight immediate openings. This group features the highest ranking volunteer positions in the state. The Executive Council makes strategic decisions on our priorities, shaping the work of AARP throughout Mississippi. This team works in close partnership with the AARP Mississippi State President, State Director and …

— 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: Expanding telehealth options. Maintaining home- and community-based services. Implementing Uniform Power of Attorney. Expanding telehealth options would help thousands of Mississippians who live in rural areas receive health care. The use of telehealth technologies has the potential to: Create better access to care. Reduce transportation barriers. Improve outcomes for …