AARP Financial Freedom Tour

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

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

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 …

New survey reveals what Louisianans think about age discrimination

Posted on 05/12/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Money & Work Older Louisianans overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace, a new AARP survey shows. The telephone survey conducted last month of 501 registered Louisiana voters 50 and older found a remarkable 83 percent favor passage of the bipartisan Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA). Significantly, 91 percent of those interviewed said they “strongly” endorsed the bill.  In contrast, only 5 percent oppose passage, the survey reported. “No one deserves to be ousted from their job …

Peace of Mind for Moms in the Middle

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

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand A survey by Ameriprise Financial found that two thirds of Baby Boomers’ daughters help their parents with financial matters. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. Perhaps you’ve also experienced how awkward it can be to have the talk about money matters or caregiving wishes with your parents. Then there’s the other side of the equation. Have you talked with your adult kids about your financial matters, and your vision of how you’d like to live out your …

Looking for a job? Join us April 30th in New Orleans!

Posted on 04/24/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Money & Work AARP Louisiana and  Delgado Community College are  hosting a job fair for individuals 50 and older who are looking for employment opportunities at the College.   Currently Delgado is hiring child care assistants, adjunct faculty and administrators. AARP’s collaboration with Delgado Community College will provide experienced workers with the resources they need to navigate today’s work environment, as well as opportunities to network with fellow job seekers. The job fair is part of AARP’s Life Reimagined for Work initiative, which  is …

Do you ever dream of becoming your own boss?

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

Money & Work 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 …