Learn how to grow your own food at a Yard to Table workshop

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Uncategorized FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2015 Contact: Denise Bottcher 225-376-1145 dbottcher@aarp.org   Baton Rouge, La. – Have the magnificent azalea blooms and promises of spring inspired your green thumb? Now is the perfect time to start your own vegetable garden. Join AARP Louisiana and Green Light New Orleans for Yard to Table and learn how to grow your own vegetables and herbs right in your backyard. Licensed master gardeners will teach you how to build and maintain a garden and …

Family Caregivers Seeking Support

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving More than half of Louisiana voters age 45-plus provide unpaid care to an older or disabled loved one, whether by shopping, preparing meals or managing medications. And, according to an AARP survey, the effort can be burdensome. The poll showed that more than two-thirds of working caregivers 45 and older have had to use their own money (71 percent) or modify their work schedule (67 percent) to provide care for an adult. AARP Louisiana aims to help by advocating for …

Brenda Hatfield: The Powerhouse Behind AARP Louisiana

Posted on 03/18/2015 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Volunteering   It’s press day at the AARP Louisiana office. Camera men and reporters flank the conference room as they prepare for their respective interviews with an AARP representative. Who will represent AARP Louisiana? None other than State President Dr. Brenda Hatfield. With ease, she puts on her mic and fluently answers every question that is thrown her way, serving AARP and her community in a very influential way. Hatfield personifies the AARP vision with her vibrant personality, unwavering confidence and …

AARP Louisiana names New Orleans City Councilmember Susan Guidry 2014 Local Leader of the Year

Posted on 03/6/2015 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Uncategorized FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE​​​ March 5, 2015​ Contact: Jewel Constance 225-614-7671 jconstance@aarp.org BATON ROUGE, La. – AARP Louisiana has announced that New Orleans City Councilmember Susan Guidry is the recipient of the 2014 Local Leader of the Year award for championing issues that enhance the lives of older residents in the city. AARP selected Councilmember Guidry of District “A” in New Orleans because of her leadership and tenacity to rebuild the Carrollton-Hollygrove Senior Center, after it was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. …

Food, Music and Fun at the Audubon Zoo for AARP’s Annual Soul Fest

Posted on 03/6/2015 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Community | Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | Volunteering FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE​​​ March 5, 2015​ Contact: Jewel Constance 225-614-7671 jconstance@aarp.org New Orleans, LA –  Round up the family because AARP’s annual Soul Fest is right around the corner! Come out to enjoy authentic soul food, take in the smooth rhythms of Jazz, Gospel and Blues, and learn about the different opportunities AARP has to offer for the African American Community. Brought to you by AARP Louisiana, Soul Fest is held every year on the first weekend of March. It …

Working to Make Streets Safe for All

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community City streets aren’t just for cars. Bicyclists, bus riders and pedestrians of all ages, abilities and speeds are on the roads and sidewalks—and AARP Louisiana is working to make sure these thoroughfares are safe for everyone. The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council recently passed a “complete streets” resolution, calling on city planners to design streets for all users, and to include sidewalks, bike lanes, crosswalks, medians and bus shelters. Baton Rouge ranks second worst in traffic congestion among similarly sized cities …