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

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

Press 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 …

New survey reveals what Louisianans think about age discrimination

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

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 …

Nominations open for 2014 Great Places of Louisiana

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

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

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

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

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 …