Category Archives: News
CMPDD’s Director of Finance, Ms. Shay Lipe, has announced her retirement after 31½ years of service to the District. Shay began her career with CMPDD on May 1, 1989 serving as Administrative Accountant for a major portion of her career. On July 1, 2010, Shay was promoted to Director of Finance where she served as an integral part of CMPDD’s management team.… Read more.
Although the pandemic impacted the way we normally celebrate the holiday season, CMPDD Area on Aging staff successfully executed the 2020 Annual “Santa for Seniors Project”. The Jackson Association of Health Underwriters (JAHU) and Home Instead Senior Care provided Christmas gifts to over 165 needy seniors in our seven-county area. … Read more.
CMPDD completed work to develop the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO’s) 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan in late 2020. The Plan was released for public comments in September and was adopted by the Metropolitan Planning Policy Committee on November 12, 2020.
The Metropolitan Transportation Plan is a long-range planning document that acts as a comprehensive blueprint to guide future transportation investments in the Jackson Urbanized region for the next 25 years.… Read more.
After a two-year planning process, CMPDD is pleased to announce the release of the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO’s) Proposed 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan. Metropolitan Planning Organizations, like the Jackson MPO, are required by Federal law to update their long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan at least every five years. … Read more.
The Elderly & Disabled Medicaid Waiver (E&D Waiver) is a statewide program designed to provide in-home assistance to qualified Medicaid beneficiaries. Beneficiaries must be 21 years of age or older. They must qualify by either SSI Medicaid or 300% of SSI Medicaid.… Read more.
The District’s State Health Insurance Program hosted its first virtual Medicare Open Enrollment workshop on September 22, 2020. Eating well, exercising regularly, and selecting the right health care coverage are all a part of living a healthy lifestyle. Knowing the basics of how Medicare works can help seniors navigate through the various advantage plans and understand the programs traditional benefits and expenses.… Read more.
After a 2-year planning process, the Central MS Planning and Development District (CMPDD) is pleased to release the proposed 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan for public review and comment. The comment period will remain open through November 2, 2020.
The 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is a required planning document that reflects a comprehensive blueprint of the Jackson Urbanized Area’s transportation system needs over the next 25-years. … Read more.
With seniors and adults with disabilities being isolated at home during the coronavirus pandemic, many are falling victim to abuse, neglect and/or financial exploitation by family members or others with access to them (or their funds). During this time, mandated reporters of abuse such as in-home workers, medical providers, and bank personnel are not available to observe and report suspected maltreatment to Adult Protective Services (APS).… Read more.
As we are all aware, COVID-19 has taken center stage for the past several months and will likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future. In addition, it will certainly impact the way we work, learn, and live going forward.… Read more.
Due to state mandates and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District’s Area Agency on Aging had to figure out how to transition services normally provided in congregate meal sites to the senior’s homes. Decisions had to be made on how to transport clients to the grocery stores and medical appointments while adhering to the social distancing mandate.… Read more.