Do you ever dream of becoming your own boss?

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

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 …

Looking for help to file your taxes? Turn to AARP Foundation Tax-Aide!

Looking for help to file your taxes? Turn to AARP Foundation Tax-Aide!

Posted on 01/9/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Press This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45thyear, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service. “Tax-Aide is one of the hallmark programs of AARP Foundation.  Its success is the …

New survey on Payday Lending reveals most Louisianans want interest rates capped

Posted on 11/12/2013 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Press According to a new AARP survey, a majority of Louisianans believe it is important to strengthen consumer protection laws to prohibit excessive annual interest rates for payday loans. “Payday loans drain millions from hard working Louisiana families,” said Nancy McPherson, State Director, AARP Louisiana.  “Older adults who are on fixed incomes are particularly vulnerable to the lure of quick cash to pay for prescriptions, utilities and groceries.  They often find themselves trapped in long-term cycles of debt.” After hearing that …

Home Fit Workshops Show Options to Age in Place

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

Press 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 …

Ochsner Health System of New Orleans Named to List of Best Employers for 50+

Posted on 06/17/2013 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Press Ochsner Health System, based in New Orleans, is being honored by AARP and the Society for Human Resource Management as one of the 2013 Best Employers for Workers Over 50. Ochsner joins a diverse group of health systems, corporations, government agencies, and non-profits on the list, announced today by AARP and SHRM. “AARP improves opportunities for older workers by spotlighting employers that have implemented programs that help retain, retrain, engage and recruit mature workers,” said Nancy McPherson, State Director, AARP …