2014 Great Places in Louisiana Announced

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Volunteering AARP’s Livable Communities Council, the Center for Planning Excellence and the Lt. Governor’s Office announced today that Abita Springs Friends of the Park, the ReFresh Project, and the Young Leadership Council’s Where Ya’ Rack? are this year’s winners of Great Places in Louisiana. “This year’s winners have tackled old problems with new, creative approaches that set them apart.  Each winner has successfully linked development and redevelopment with healthy, active living and have renewed the social benefits of the Louisiana outdoors,” …

Taking on Electricity Rate Hikes

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering Residents of Algiers, a community in New Orleans, will see an increase in their utility bills—but it could have been worse had AARP Louisiana not stepped in to rein in the hike. In 2013, Entergy Louisiana filed a request with the New Orleans City Council to raise rates for customers in Algiers by 42 percent over three years. AARP fought the proposal, bringing the total increase down from $12.9 million to $9.3 million, with the added cost phased in over …

To lead is to serve: A volunteer’s story of service

Posted on 05/15/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Volunteering For Eileen Kennedy a perfect day is sitting at the piano and playing until her heart’s content.  You might say music is the centerpiece of her life having earned music degrees from Southern and LSU in Baton Rouge and raising two sons Rahni and Rajah who are also accomplished musicians. “Pursuing my fullest potential as a pianist was at the top of my bucket list when I retired in 2008,” says Eileen. “Since my husband Ronald is an artist and …

Together we can make it better

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

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 …

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 …