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Denise Bottcher


Denise is the Communications Director for AARP Louisiana

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AARP joins Councils on Aging to Host Forum for Candidates Running for Governor in Louisiana

Posted on 07/22/2015 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Do you wonder where the candidates in the race for Governor of Louisiana stand on critical issues affecting older adults, such as caregiving, health care and transportation? AARP and the Councils on Aging are hosting a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on August 6, 2015 in Baton Rouge to give you a chance to see and hear how the candidates plan to handle the issues that directly affect Louisiana residents age 50+. All four major candidates for Governor of Louisiana have been invited to …

Louisiana Family Caregivers Provide $6.5 Billion in Unpaid Care According to AARP Study

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

WASHINGTON, DC — Family caregivers in Louisiana provided 615 million hours of care—worth an estimated $6.5 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual sales ($469 billion) of the four largest U.S. tech companies combined (Apple, Hewlett Packard, …

AARP presents Soulful Holiday at Audubon Zoo

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Come experience the joyous sounds of the Soulful Holiday celebration at Audubon Zoo on Saturday, December 13. The festive family event will feature holiday tunes performed by the Mighty Chariots of Fire gospel ensemble and a special concert by internationally acclaimed jazz violinist Michael Ward. The performances take place from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Zoo’s Capital One stage. Find out how AARP-LA will “disrupt aging” in 2015 and how you can become involved in future programs/activities. Bring …

AARP Louisiana names Kathleen “Kathy” Brewer as Andrus Award winner

Posted on 12/10/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Kathleen “Kathy” Brewer of DeRidder, Louisiana has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2014 AARP Louisiana Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Louisiana selected Brewer for her remarkable service which has greatly benefited the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. After she lost her husband in 2007 to the extremely rare Erdheim-Chester Disease, Brewer …

AARP Louisiana recognizes State Representative Edward “Ted” James II with the 2014 Legislator of the Year Award

Posted on 12/10/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

AARP Louisiana has announced that State Representative Edward “Ted” James II is the recipient of the 2014 Legislator of the Year Award for championing  issues that enhance the lives of older Louisianans. AARP volunteers selected Representative James of Baton Rouge because he fought for consumers on several fronts.  Representative James led the fight to reign in payday loan interest rates by sponsoring and supporting legislation that would protect consumers by capping payday loan annual interest loan rates.  He also worked …

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,” …