Do you ever dream of becoming your own boss?

Do you ever dream of becoming your own boss?

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Events AARP Louisiana and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to  help aspiring entrepreneurs get started growing a new business or making an established one more successful at Encore Entrepreneur in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Encore Entrepreneur is a free workshop and is open to AARP members and non-members. The workshop is designed to provide counseling, mentoring and training for those aged 50 and older who would like to start or grow a business. “Many older Americans …

From your backyard to your dinner plate

From your backyard to your dinner plate

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Events Azalea blooms remind me of my grandmother who loved tilling in the soil and watching the fruits of her labor….literally.  Her fig trees were enormous!  One of my fondest memories is waking up on a warm Saturday morning at her house and grabbing a big bowl to pick fresh figs for breakfast.  There’s nothing like fresh picked fruits and vegetables. Have you considered exploring the possibility of growing your own food in your backyard? Join AARP Louisiana at a gardening …

Get Your Groove On!

Get Your Groove On!

Posted on 02/21/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Events Join AARP at the Audubon Zoo for the 11th Anniversary of Soul Fest March 8 – 9th. Soul Fest has evolved into one of New Orleans’ biggest celebrations of African American history. The two day family-oriented event features live musical performances by local Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, and Gospel artists at the Capital One Stage. Enjoy authentic soul food prepared by local restaurants and caterers.  After eating and dancing, come by the AARP Life Reimagined booth to discover tools to …

Facebook 101: How to Keep Up With the Kids

Facebook 101: How to Keep Up With the Kids

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events Facebook isn’t just for teens and college kids. It can be a good way for members of older generations to stay in touch with younger relatives, especially around the holidays. In cooperation with the Algiers Regional Library, AARP Louisiana is offering classes on how to use Facebook and other social media. Of Americans age 50-plus who have Internet access, 37 percent use some kind of social media, a 2010 AARP study found. The free classes are scheduled on Thursdays, Nov. …

Home Fit Workshops Show Options to Age in Place

Posted on 08/12/2013 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Events According to AARP surveys, nearly 90 percent of older adults want to remain in their own homes and neighborhoods as they age.  But their homes may be their biggest barrier. Narrow hallways, slippery floors and round door knobs are just a few of the obstacles people encounter as they get older. AARP Louisiana will conduct a free Home Fit workshop to guide participants in taking a fresh look at their current homes to see if it matches their needs now …