Volunteer Leadership that Changes Communities

Posted on 01/30/2015 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Advocacy | Louisiana | Volunteering It’s a busy day in the AARP Louisiana office. Executive Directors, Vice Presidents and policy makers are milling about the conference room. But the who’s who of Baton Rouge quickly comes to order when a woman directs their attention to the agenda. Meet Dr. Jeanne George. George is the epitome of the dynamic AARP volunteer leader, serving the community in a powerful and impactful way as co-chair of a policy workgroup. George has a passion for transportation issues. Her vibrant …

Join AARP Louisiana for a Free Viewing of Garrett Davis’ Mama’s Girls and Pre-Event Information Fair

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

Events | Louisiana Come celebrate caregiving at our free AARP viewing of the inspiring play, Garrett Davis’ Mama’s Girls, and pre-event discussion Sunday, Jan. 18 at the Historic Carver Theater in New Orleans. The pre-show information fair begins at 4 p.m., and the show will begin promptly at 5 p.m. Featuring a dynamic performance from a spirit-filled cast, the play addresses the struggles and hardships of caregiving, and provides information that can help those taking care of their loved ones. Mama’s Girls takes …

AARP presents Soulful Holiday at Audubon Zoo

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

Events | Louisiana | Volunteering 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

Events | Louisiana | Volunteering 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

Advocacy | Louisiana 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 …

Recognizing Bayou State’s Great Places

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Louisiana What’s great about living in Louisiana? Thanks to some civic-minded groups in the Bayou State, there’s a lot to appreciate. AARP Louisiana’s Livable Communities Council joined with the nonprofit Center for Planning Excellence and the state Office of Lieutenant Governor to honor three groups with “Great Places in Louisiana” awards and $1,500 checks. The 2014 winners were the ReFresh Project, a New Orleans fresh food hub; Where Ya’ Rack?, which provides bike racks to encourage people to pedal; and Friends …