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 …

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

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

Events | Louisiana | Money & Work | Press 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

Events | Local Resources | Louisiana | Money & Work | Press 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

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

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Louisiana | Press 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 …