2014 Great Places in Louisiana Announced

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

Health & Wellbeing 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,” …

Medicare 101: What Caregivers Need to Know Webinar

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Time: 2:00 PM EDT Duration: 1 hour Do you have a parent, grandparent, or loved one who might be eligible for Medicare? Register for this upcoming webinar to learn about Medicare as a person providing support and care for elder parents, grandparents, or other loved ones. From paperwork to policies, perks, and pitfalls, this webinar offers exclusive access to AARP Family & Health Experts to discuss all things Medicare—and to answer your questions live. If …

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

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Second Wind Tour comes to New Orleans

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

A Pledge to Live Longer and Smarter

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz Like snowflakes, no two women are alike. But we do tend to hold one thing in common: we take care of others before we take care of ourselves. As a gift to yourself this Mother’s Day, how about focusing on your own wellbeing? A great place to start is to join AARP’s Decide. Create. Share℠ initiative. It’s designed to help women of any age take steps today to prepare for a healthy, safe and secure tomorrow. Through …

From your backyard to your dinner plate

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …