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Click the banner to head to Healthy BR’s official event page! Join AARP Louisiana at Family Fit Day! AARP Louisiana is proud to announce our presenting sponsorship of Healthy Baton Rouge’s third annual Family Fit Day, a FREE open streets initiative centered around BREC City-Brooks Park. The event will create temporary paved parks for running, walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing on May 21st from 7:30AM-12:30PM. During the event local organizations will offer fitness classes, speakers, healthy cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, …

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Shred Fest is a free event sponsored by AARP’s Fraud Watch Network  for individuals who want to safely discard personal information so that they can protect themselves from identity theft. This local event is one of dozens scheduled nationwide to provide secure document destruction. As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Louisiana is joining with the City of St Martinville Recreation Center to sponsor “Shred Fest 2016” – an event to …

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a new AARP survey released today, 8 in 10 say that taking a stand on Social Security is a basic threshold for Presidential leadership. The survey of likely voters age 50+ also shows nearly 40% are dissatisfied with their retirement savings and nearly half of voters worry they won’t be able to achieve their financial goals over the next five years (49%).  4 in 10 (40%) still don’t know for certain which party’s presidential candidate they’ll …

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Shred Day is a free event for individuals who want to safely discard personal information so that they can protect themselves from identity theft. AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is hosting a free shredding event for area Baton Rouge residents who want to protect themselves against identity theft on Saturday, April 2nd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Simply taking out the garbage exposes your information to identity thieves. Your trash can be a gold mine of paperwork with personal information. …

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BATON ROUGE, La. – November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 40 million Americans – including 660,000 from Louisiana – who help older parents, spouses, and other loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be. The unpaid care they provide – managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more – is valued at about $6.47 billion in Louisiana alone. Britnee from Shreveport is one of these unsung heroes. …

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Today, AARP Louisiana released its 2015 Video Voter Guide, which features exclusive interviews with with gubernatorial candidates John Bel Edwards and David Vitter about issues important to older voters in advance of the November 21 runoff. AARP Louisiana’s Video Voter Guide is available below and features the candidates in the November 21 runoff election answering questions about Medicaid expansion in Louisiana and managed long-term care. AARP Louisiana is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that does not endorse political candidates. While AARP …

Today AARP sent a letter urging all members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S Senate to pass a fix for Medicare beneficiaries who face much higher cost increases based on the anticipated announcement that Social Security beneficiaries would not receive a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2016. AARP’s letter specifically asks Congress to protect all Medicare beneficiaries from sharply increased out-of-pocket costs in light of the COLA announcement, requesting specifically that Congress “reduce…the impact of the sudden, …

The Advocate in Baton Rouge featured a letter to the editor from AARP Louisiana’s Advocacy Director Andrew Muhl today, about Bayou Choices and managed long-term care. You can read it on The Advocate’s site or below. Letters: Bayou Choices is the right move Sept. 24, 2015 I’m writing in response to last week’s letter from Alexandria nursing home owner Lansing Kolb.   In the letter, Mr. Kolb discusses the new proposed health care delivery model for aging Louisianians, known as …

“She gave us life, helped raised our children and now I am only doing for her what she would do for any family member that needed help.” Iris gave up her career at age 59 to take care of her mother, Maximina, who suffers from multiple ailments – any of which could mean life in a nursing home. But Iris is determined to keep her mother at home, where she wants to be, and out of costly institutional care. Iris …

Come see a free Girls’ Night Out screening of I’ll See You in My Dreams starring Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott. Meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members during the event and be sure to stop by the AARP table at the theater to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community to help everyone 50+ to live life to the fullest. I’ll See You in My Dreams focuses on the story of Carol Petersen (Blythe Danner), as …