— As part of a long-standing commitment to provide tools, information, and programs that support experienced workers at various stages of their career, AARP is hosting an Online Career Fair focused on Part-Time Work on Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This live, online event provides the 50+ with the opportunity to recharge their job search, and connect with local and national employers – all from the comfort of home! More than 40 employers that are looking for part …

— Seven out of 10 Americans turning 65 can expect to need long-term care during their lifetime, and 9 out of 10 Louisianans want to live at home as they age. Yet 70 percent of Medicaid funding for long-term care in the state goes to nursing homes. AARP wants to rebalance the long-term care system by shifting more money to services that help people stay in their own homes as they age, which is a more cost-effective use of tax dollars. …

— Could you be the next Louisiana State President? Nearly 500,000 members of AARP Louisiana are looking for an exceptional volunteer leader. “AARP is powered by its members and volunteers who champion issues and advocate for the 50+ and their families,” said Denise Bottcher, AARP Louisiana State Director. “The State President position is the top volunteer leader within the AARP state office and has the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of many.” AARP Louisiana is currently accepting …

— AARP Louisiana has announced that State Representative Helena Moreno is the recipient of the 2016 Legislator of the Year Award for championing issues that improve the quality of life for older Louisianans. AARP volunteers selected Representative Moreno of New Orleans because she fought for family caregivers on several fronts.  Representative Moreno led the fight on behalf of 600,000 family caregivers by co-authoring the Louisiana Family Caregiver Act and championing the bill on the House side, and led negotiations to craft …

— Thousands of Louisianans won’t be able to enjoy the holidays at home because they are still recovering from last summer’s devastating flood. Considered one of the worst natural disasters since Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Eastern Seaboard in 2012, the Louisiana flood caused more than $8.7 billion in damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure. About 150,000 homes in 26 parishes were damaged due to flooding. AARP Foundation has donated $1 million to nonprofit organizations that are helping with flood relief efforts. …

— AARP Foundation held a press conference Tuesday, Nov. 29 to announce $1 million in donations to assist with the rebuild efforts in Louisiana. Governor John Bel Edwards was in attendance. This past August, AARP Foundation created the relief fund to help victims, especially those over age 50. AARP matched contributions dollar for dollar, for a total match of $500,000. The funds will be disbursed among 16 non-profit organizations that are committed to helping the state rebuild. (See list below). The …

— On Tuesday, Nov. 29  AARP Louisiana presented State Senator Yvonne Colomb with the 2016 Legislator of the Year Award for championing issues that improve the quality of life for older Louisianans. AARP volunteers selected Senator Colomb of Baton Rouge because she fought for family caregivers on several fronts.  Senator Colomb led the fight on behalf of 600,000 family caregivers by authoring the Louisiana Family Caregiver Act, which improves the involvement of family caregivers during their loved one’s hospital stay. She also …

—  AARP Foundation will hold a press conference Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. to announce $1 million in donations to assist with the rebuild efforts in Louisiana. Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to attend. This past August, AARP Foundation created the relief fund to help victims, especially those over age 50. AARP matched contributions dollar for dollar, for a total match of $500,000. The funds will be disbursed among 16 non-profit organizations that are committed to helping the state …

— AARP Louisiana is gearing up for its annual event, Soulful Holiday. This festive event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Audubon Zoo (6500 Magazine St.) in New Orleans. This festive family event will feature holiday tunes performed by Gina Brown and Anutha Level and Jazz Violinist Michael Ward. Come out and learn what our plans are for 2017, and how you can become involved in future programs/activities. Soulful Holiday is FREE …

— With U.S. consumers falling victim to the “technical support scam” in greater numbers than ever before, the AARP Fraud Watch Network today launched an initiative to raise awareness of the scam and educate consumers about how they can protect themselves. A survey released last month by Microsoft found that over the past year two-thirds of consumers have experienced the tech support scam, in which fraudsters pose as technicians from one of the major computer companies.  AARP’s effort to educate consumers …