AARP presents Soulful Holiday at Audubon Zoo

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Volunteering Come experience the joyous sounds of the Soulful Holiday celebration at Audubon Zoo on Saturday, December 13. The festive family event will feature holiday tunes performed by the Mighty Chariots of Fire gospel ensemble and a special concert by internationally acclaimed jazz violinist Michael Ward. The performances take place from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Zoo’s Capital One stage. Find out how AARP-LA will “disrupt aging” in 2015 and how you can become involved in future programs/activities. Bring …

AARP Louisiana names Kathleen “Kathy” Brewer as Andrus Award winner

Posted on 12/10/2014 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Volunteering Kathleen “Kathy” Brewer of DeRidder, Louisiana has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2014 AARP Louisiana Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Louisiana selected Brewer for her remarkable service which has greatly benefited the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. After she lost her husband in 2007 to the extremely rare Erdheim-Chester Disease, Brewer …

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 …