Cut Through the Clutter: AARP Louisiana Releases Nonpartisan Voter Guides

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

Advocacy | Louisiana 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 www.aarp.org/yourvote. “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

Events | Louisiana | Money & Work 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 …

Renewed Effort Targets Age Discrimination

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Louisiana | Money & Work Should age discrimination be banned in the workplace? It’s a no-brainer to Louisianans, according to a recent AARP survey. Fully 83 percent of Bayou Staters age 50-plus support federal legislation that would make it easier for aggrieved older workers to prove age bias. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 protects workers age 40 and older. However, a 2009 Supreme Court decision shifted the burden of proof from the employer to the employee to show whether age was the …

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

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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Louisiana | Press 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

Louisiana | Volunteering 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

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Louisiana 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 …