Who we are?
NextAge Mississippi® was developed and is operated by Mississippi Methodist Senior Services, Inc. NextAge Mississippi® is a “one-stop resource” that provides information, support, services, and relationships to older Mississippians and their families as they grow and live into elder hood – their next age.
NextAge Mississippi’s® mission is to serve elders and seniors in the spirit of Christian love. We want to provide support to promote independence for seniors who live at home and in retirement communities. We want to change the negative mindset of “old age” into looking forward to becoming the next age.
What we thrive for:
Information, resources, and support for seniors are either non-existent or difficult to find. NextAge Mississippi® will change this paradigm by:
- Helping eliminate the ageism that devalues older adults through a system of senior/elder support, intergenerational connections and learning opportunities.
- Providing vetted and certified information and support for seniors and their families to encourage their continued growth, autonomy, and independence.
- Helping seniors navigate the maze of networks/medical systems for resources and support.
- Helping seniors grow and live into the best times of their lives, supported with what they need and relationships for rich and meaningful lives in the homes of their choice.
NextAge Mississippi® focuses on four specific areas for the needs of seniors:
Storefront: Supplies & Products
NextAge Mississippi storefront offers common items for senior citizens, their families, and friends to order online and have the products shipped directly to their door. We will begin providing about 250 elder-specific items on our online storefront provided by our medical supply company Direct Supply, who we have worked with for years at MSS. Products will be added as we receive feedback from those using the service.
One-Stop Information/Navigating the Medical System
NextAge Mississippi will provide information on our website for senior citizens looking for assistance with finding the right organization such as Medicare, Medicaid, the VA, Social Security, etc. Local numbers and websites will be provided on our websites. Our goal is to provide companion services in the future for senior citizens who need a person to go with them to doctor’s appointments and document what was discussed for future reference.
Home Services: Traceway At Home
NextAge Mississippi will offer at home services beginning with a handyman service on our to Traceway campus, which will serve elders in Lee County. Elders will be able to call 1-844-Go NextAge (1-844-466-3982) to speak to a NextAge Mississippi navigator, who will complete a maintenance order form through our automated system. If the job is too large, we will refer the senior citizen to a screened technician in that particular field (plumbing, electric, HVAC, etc.). We will grow the handyman service into Lauderdale County after we have tested the process
NextAge Mississippi will connect senior citizens with transportation in Lee County. We are currently compiling transportation services in Lee County to provide appropriate transportation for elders needs. Services include local churches, nonprofit organizations, public transportation such as taxis and uber. We hope to reach out to other counties in the future.
*NextAge Mississippi and NextAge are trademarks of Mississippi Methodist Senior Services, Inc.