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 …

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?

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 …