AARP Louisiana

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Denise is the Communications Director for AARP Louisiana

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Recognize a great AARP Louisiana volunteer!

Posted on 05/25/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dbottcher/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Louisiana |

 AARP Louisiana now accepting nominations for the 2016 AARP Andrus Award! Every year, AARP volunteers across the country are recognized for their outstanding service and impact on others. AARP Louisiana is currently accepting nominations for the Andrus Award for Community Service, the most prestigious and visible volunteer honor given by AARP. The Andrus Award honors volunteers who spark change and improve their communities one act at a time.  AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to the life …

AARP Sponsors Healthy BR Family Fit Day

Posted on 04/27/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dbottcher/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Louisiana |

Click the banner to head to Healthy BR’s official event page! Join AARP Louisiana at Family Fit Day! AARP Louisiana is proud to announce our presenting sponsorship of Healthy Baton Rouge’s third annual Family Fit Day, a FREE open streets initiative centered around BREC City-Brooks Park. The event will create temporary paved parks for running, walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing on May 21st from 7:30AM-12:30PM. During the event local organizations will offer fitness classes, speakers, healthy cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, …

‘Shred Fest 2016’ Helps St Martinville-Area Consumers Avoid Risk of Identity Theft

Posted on 04/7/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dbottcher/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Louisiana |

Shred Fest is a free event sponsored by AARP’s Fraud Watch Network  for individuals who want to safely discard personal information so that they can protect themselves from identity theft. This local event is one of dozens scheduled nationwide to provide secure document destruction. As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Louisiana is joining with the City of St Martinville Recreation Center to sponsor “Shred Fest 2016” – an event to …

New AARP Survey Shows that Voters Age 50+ Demand Presidential Candidates Take a Stand on Social Security

Posted on 04/7/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dbottcher/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Louisiana |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a new AARP survey released today, 8 in 10 say that taking a stand on Social Security is a basic threshold for Presidential leadership. The survey of likely voters age 50+ also shows nearly 40% are dissatisfied with their retirement savings and nearly half of voters worry they won’t be able to achieve their financial goals over the next five years (49%).  4 in 10 (40%) still don’t know for certain which party’s presidential candidate they’ll …

AARP to Host Baton Rouge Shred Day

Posted on 03/30/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dbottcher/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Louisiana |

Shred Day is a free event for individuals who want to safely discard personal information so that they can protect themselves from identity theft. AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is hosting a free shredding event for area Baton Rouge residents who want to protect themselves against identity theft on Saturday, April 2nd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Simply taking out the garbage exposes your information to identity thieves. Your trash can be a gold mine of paperwork with personal information. …

For National Family Caregivers Month, AARP Recognizes Family Caregivers Across United States, Presents Portrait of Care to Britnee from Shreveport

Posted on 11/25/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dbottcher/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Louisiana |

BATON ROUGE, La. – November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 40 million Americans – including 660,000 from Louisiana – who help older parents, spouses, and other loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be. The unpaid care they provide – managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more – is valued at about $6.47 billion in Louisiana alone. Britnee from Shreveport is one of these unsung heroes. …

AARP Releases Video Voter Guide for the November 21 Runoff Election for Louisiana Governor

Posted on 10/27/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dbottcher/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Louisiana |

Today, AARP Louisiana released its 2015 Video Voter Guide, which features exclusive interviews with with gubernatorial candidates John Bel Edwards and David Vitter about issues important to older voters in advance of the November 21 runoff. AARP Louisiana’s Video Voter Guide is available below and features the candidates in the November 21 runoff election answering questions about Medicaid expansion in Louisiana and managed long-term care. AARP Louisiana is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that does not endorse political candidates. While AARP …

With No COLA Increase, AARP Urges Congress to Pass Medicare Fix

Posted on 10/15/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dbottcher/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Louisiana |

Today AARP sent a letter urging all members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S Senate to pass a fix for Medicare beneficiaries who face much higher cost increases based on the anticipated announcement that Social Security beneficiaries would not receive a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2016. AARP’s letter specifically asks Congress to protect all Medicare beneficiaries from sharply increased out-of-pocket costs in light of the COLA announcement, requesting specifically that Congress “reduce…the impact of the sudden, …

AARP: Bayou Choices is the right move for Louisiana

Posted on 09/25/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dbottcher/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Louisiana |

The Advocate in Baton Rouge featured a letter to the editor from AARP Louisiana’s Advocacy Director Andrew Muhl today, about Bayou Choices and managed long-term care. You can read it on The Advocate’s site or below. Letters: Bayou Choices is the right move Sept. 24, 2015 I’m writing in response to last week’s letter from Alexandria nursing home owner Lansing Kolb.   In the letter, Mr. Kolb discusses the new proposed health care delivery model for aging Louisianians, known as …

A Portrait of Care

Posted on 09/20/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dbottcher/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Louisiana |

“She gave us life, helped raised our children and now I am only doing for her what she would do for any family member that needed help.” Iris gave up her career at age 59 to take care of her mother, Maximina, who suffers from multiple ailments – any of which could mean life in a nursing home. But Iris is determined to keep her mother at home, where she wants to be, and out of costly institutional care. Iris …