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 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 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 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 …

2014 Great Places in Louisiana Announced

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Events 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,” …

AARP Financial Freedom Tour

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Events 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 …

Second Wind Tour comes to New Orleans

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

Events 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 …