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

Volunteering 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 volunteer leadership positions open for Lake Charles, Lafayette and Monroe

Posted on 10/23/2013 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Volunteering AARP Louisiana is looking for exceptional volunteer leaders to represent the Lake Charles, Lafayette and Monroe regions on the Executive Council — the top volunteer team who bring a variety of skills, experience and backgrounds to the state team. Leaders with a passion for issues that impact people as they age are needed to motivate our members, volunteers, the public and elected officials. If you are interested, email us today! We need visionary leaders to help shape AARP Louisiana’s education and advocacy …

Stamp Out Hunger in Louisiana

Posted on 05/6/2013 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Volunteering On Saturday, May 11th you have the opportunity to participate with thousands of AARP members to help “Stamp Out Hunger.” Did you know more than 943,200 of older adults in Louisiana face the threat of hunger? To tackle the serious issue of hunger faced by older adults, AARP and AARP Foundation today announced that on Saturday, May 11, they are joining the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the U.S. Postal Service’s 21st annual food drive to help “Stamp …

Do you know an exceptional volunteer?

Do you know an exceptional volunteer?

Posted on 04/26/2013 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Volunteering AARP Louisiana is calling for nominations for the 2013 Andrus Award for Community Service — the most prestigious and visible volunteer award. AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to the life and vision of our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Her motto, “to serve, not to be served,” has shaped our community service efforts at the national, state, and local levels. Each year, AARP honors the legacy of Dr. Andrus with the AARP State Andrus Award for …

Charge! Volunteer Advocates Lead the Way

Posted on 02/8/2013 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Volunteering Right now in every legislative district across the state, AARP volunteer advocates are meeting with legislators in advance of the legislative session. What’s top of mind?  The high cost of health care, staying in their own homes as they age, and the state budget. Every year AARP Louisiana has a strong presence at the State Capitol as policy makers deliberate important issues that affect all of us.  Volunteer advocates are critical to our success.  Legislators are quick to recognize the …

Fighting Hunger in Louisiana

Posted on 02/8/2013 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Volunteering From 2001 through 2009, the number of people age 50 and above struggling with hunger or lacking sufficient nutrition and food resources rose by almost 80 percent. Today, nearly 9 million older Americans are at risk of hunger. Unless we act, that number will only increase as the aging population grows. Louisiana is among the top ten states with the greatest risk of hunger for those who are 60 and older. We can do something about it. Since 2011, AARP …