New survey reveals what Louisianans think about age discrimination

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

Advocacy | Louisiana | Money & Work | Press 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 …

Together we can make it better

Posted on 05/8/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Events | Louisiana | Volunteering AARP Louisiana offers you the power to make a difference while using your skills and talents. This summer, cruise for new opportunities! Meet new people and have fun. Become part of a powerful movement that will improve our state and nation for generations to come. Join us Monday, May 12th to learn about becoming an active AARP volunteer in the New Orleans area. AARP Louisiana works with communities, legislators, and partner organizations to educate people about the importance of saving …

Honk If You Hear Me! Three Tips on Hearing and Driving

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

Home & Family | Louisiana By Julie E. Lee Honking horns, emergency vehicle sirens and engines: what do all of these sounds have in common? You need to hear all of them while driving. Safe driving relies on good vision and good hearing. Our ability to hear something before we see it helps us respond more quickly to potential danger. But over time, our hearing may diminish and we might start to miss cues that we used to hear. According to the National Institutes of …

A Pledge to Live Longer and Smarter

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

Health & Wellbeing | Louisiana 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 …

Peace of Mind for Moms in the Middle

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

Louisiana | 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 …

Nominations open for 2014 Great Places of Louisiana

Posted on 04/30/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Events | Louisiana | Press AARP’s Livable Communities Council, the Center for Planning Excellence and the Lt. Governor’s Office are seeking nominations for the 2014 Great Places in Louisiana awards program. Nominations are available online at www.greatplacesinlouisiana.org.  Applicants can submit nominations until midnight on May 31, 2014. The Great Places in Louisiana awards program recognizes innovations in planning, housing, and transportation that create livable communities where people of all ages and abilities can live throughout their lifetime. Great places are communities where people can find …