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Denise Bottcher


Denise is the Communications Director for AARP Louisiana

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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 …

To lead is to serve: A volunteer’s story of service

Posted on 05/15/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

For Eileen Kennedy a perfect day is sitting at the piano and playing until her heart’s content.  You might say music is the centerpiece of her life having earned music degrees from Southern and LSU in Baton Rouge and raising two sons Rahni and Rajah who are also accomplished musicians. “Pursuing my fullest potential as a pianist was at the top of my bucket list when I retired in 2008,” says Eileen. “Since my husband Ronald is an artist and …

Second Wind Tour comes to New Orleans

Posted on 05/14/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Are you ready to rethink aging?  Join AARP Louisiana and The United Way of Southeast Louisiana at Dr. Bill Thomas’ Second Wind Tour May 20th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre. Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative and creative thinkers working in medicine today, is bringing a radical new approach to growth and aging through a national “non-fiction” theatrical tour produced in partnership with AARP’s Life Reimagined, Capital Impact Partners, Merrill Lynch and …

New survey reveals what Louisianans think about age discrimination

Posted on 05/12/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Older Louisianans overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace, a new AARP survey shows. The telephone survey conducted last month of 501 registered Louisiana voters 50 and older found a remarkable 83 percent favor passage of the bipartisan Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA). Significantly, 91 percent of those interviewed said they “strongly” endorsed the bill.  In contrast, only 5 percent oppose passage, the survey reported. “No one deserves to be ousted from their job …

Together we can make it better

Posted on 05/8/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

AARP Louisiana offers you the power to make a difference while using your skills and talents. This summer, cruise for new opportunities! Meet new people and have fun. Become part of a powerful movement that will improve our state and nation for generations to come. Join us Monday, May 12th to learn about becoming an active AARP volunteer in the New Orleans area. AARP Louisiana works with communities, legislators, and partner organizations to educate people about the importance of saving …

Nominations open for 2014 Great Places of Louisiana

Posted on 04/30/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

AARP’s Livable Communities Council, the Center for Planning Excellence and the Lt. Governor’s Office are seeking nominations for the 2014 Great Places in Louisiana awards program. Nominations are available online at  Applicants can submit nominations until midnight on May 31, 2014. The Great Places in Louisiana awards program recognizes innovations in planning, housing, and transportation that create livable communities where people of all ages and abilities can live throughout their lifetime. Great places are communities where people can find …