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Denise Bottcher


Denise is the Communications Director for AARP Louisiana

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2014 Great Places in Louisiana Announced

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

AARP’s Livable Communities Council, the Center for Planning Excellence and the Lt. Governor’s Office announced today that Abita Springs Friends of the Park, the ReFresh Project, and the Young Leadership Council’s Where Ya’ Rack? are this year’s winners of Great Places in Louisiana. “This year’s winners have tackled old problems with new, creative approaches that set them apart.  Each winner has successfully linked development and redevelopment with healthy, active living and have renewed the social benefits of the Louisiana outdoors,” …

AARP Foundation Announces New Tax-Aide Leadership in Louisiana

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has selected Byron Johnson as the new Louisiana State Coordinator. Johnson, a New Orleanian and retired BellSouth manager, has volunteered with Tax-Aide for eight tax seasons and hopes to encourage more volunteers to become leaders in the program. “More and more I am gaining an appreciation for the importance of AARP Tax-Aide,” Johnson said. “Often during tax season, clients have expressed relief, excitement and gratitude for our service.” This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax …

Medicare 101: What Caregivers Need to Know Webinar

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Time: 2:00 PM EDT Duration: 1 hour Do you have a parent, grandparent, or loved one who might be eligible for Medicare? Register for this upcoming webinar to learn about Medicare as a person providing support and care for elder parents, grandparents, or other loved ones. From paperwork to policies, perks, and pitfalls, this webinar offers exclusive access to AARP Family & Health Experts to discuss all things Medicare—and to answer your questions live. If …

Cut Through the Clutter: AARP Louisiana Releases Nonpartisan Voter Guides

Posted on 10/13/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Today the nonpartisan AARP Louisiana released voter guides featuring positions from Louisiana Senate and Congressional candidates—in their own words—on critical issues including Social Security, Medicare and financial security. Voters of all ages may view the voter guides at “It’s difficult to cut through the political noise and clutter of campaign season. AARP Louisiana wants to provide voters of all ages with what the candidates are saying and not saying about key issues that matter to them and their families,” …

AARP Financial Freedom Tour

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Don’t miss the AARP Financial Freedom Tour! AARP Louisiana is excited to bring you an action-packed day of interactive workshops and presentations aimed at improving your financial quality of life and giving you peace of mind. On October 25, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Certified Financial Planner professionals from the CFP Board will serve as your guides during workshops designed to showcase what savvy people can do today to ensure the outcomes they want for tomorrow. The engaging workshops are filled with interactive exercises that …

Louisiana ranks 37th in long-term care services and supports

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Louisiana ranks 37th when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, and AARP warns more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve across-the-board – but especially when it comes to quality of care and quality of life, and effective transitions. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on …