AARP Mississippi

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.
COVID19 Scam Alert
Scammers look to capitalize on the news of the moment, especially if the headlines can instill fear and motivate people to act. The ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus is no exception. While scientists and medical professionals are working overtime to find ways to test for and stem the spread of the virus, the Federal Trade Commission warns that bad actors are working hard to use this as an opportunity to deceive consumers and steal their money or sensitive information.
Mississippi State Capitol
The COVID-19 pandemic caused the Mississippi Legislature to pause the 2020 session. However, AARP Mississippi continued its advocacy work virtually by activating volunteers to call their legislators about issues that are important to people age 50 and over. As COVID-19 cases in Mississippi began to increase, it became apparent that the disease was significantly affecting long-term care facilities.
Family caregivers need support, especially now.
Are you caring for a parent, spouse, other loved one or friend? Many of us are doing the best we can to balance work, family and caregiving without even realizing that we are indeed, caregivers. Caregiving is even more challenging now during the COVID-19 pandemic. AARP Mississippi will present a webinar, Prepare To Care – Creating A Plan, at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The webinar offers information and tactics for family caregivers. To register, click here.
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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 from McLaurin High School with a 4.0 and 21 hours of college credit. She always strives to better herself in education, archery and whatever it is she is doing. With her top score in archery this past year, she helped lead McLaurin High School to an AIMS 3A State Championship.”
Carter Bonds
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 leading the state of Mississippi in tackles. He is a junior with a passion for leadership and helping others like his father, my son, did. Not only is he my grandson, he's also a twin, to Olivia Bonds . . . who achieves in academics and soccer.” Carter’s coach, Todd Lowery, agrees: “Carter is one of the most consistent players I’ve seen. He’s hard-working and he has a passion and determination to get better.” Coach Lowery said this week Carter ranks No. 2 in the nation for tackles. Carter is a linebacker and excels in Honors classes.
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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!
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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.
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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.
Mary Claire Ford
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.
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