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Denise Bottcher


Denise is the Communications Director for AARP Louisiana

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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 | AARP Louisiana | Comments

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 | AARP Louisiana | Comments

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 | AARP Louisiana | Comments

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 | AARP Louisiana | Comments

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 | AARP Louisiana | Comments

“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 …

Join AARP Louisiana for a Free AARP Movies for Grownups Screening of I’ll See You in My Dreams!

Posted on 08/31/2015 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Come see a free Girls’ Night Out screening of I’ll See You in My Dreams starring Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott. Meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members during the event and be sure to stop by the AARP table at the theater to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community to help everyone 50+ to live life to the fullest. I’ll See You in My Dreams focuses on the story of Carol Petersen (Blythe Danner), as …