From your backyard to your dinner plate

From your backyard to your dinner plate

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

Home & Family 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 …

Julie Lee

Four Things You Didn’t Learn in Driver’s Ed

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee, Vice President and National Director of AARP Driver Safety in the Education & Outreach group Life on the road looks quite a bit different today than it did when most of us older drivers got our driver’s licenses. Formal driver’s education – or “driver’s ed” courses – first became available in the U.S. in the 1930s, and just as the rules of the road, automobiles and roadway infrastructure are constantly changing, so too are the safety …

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

Home & Family 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. …

Julie E. Lee, Vice President & National Director, AARP Driver Safety, Education and Outreach

Keeping Your Cool: Tips to Beat Road Rage

Posted on 10/4/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie Lee Road rage is a serious concern for American drivers. In one study of just 10,000 U.S. road rage incidents committed over seven years, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recorded at least 218 murders and another 12,610 injury cases. Many of us have encountered situations where reckless or inconsiderate drivers make their way into our driving lane. On any given day, we may encounter unavoidable instances where aggressive drivers turn without signaling, slam on their brakes suddenly, …

Home Fit Workshops Show Options to Age in Place

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

Home & Family 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 …