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— AARP Louisiana is excited to host Hispanic/Latino Financial Freedom Day on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Crown Plaza in Kenner, Louisiana. This year’s event will occur during Hispanic Heritage Month, and will address some of the economic struggles that have plagued the Hispanic/Latino community, in the wake of the Great Recession. Financial Freedom Day will feature a panel discussion titled “The Unbanked or Underbanked Latino Consumer.” Certified financial planners will also be …

war-rooom

— Movies for Grownups and AARP Louisiana invite AARP members and guests to a FREE screening of War Room, a family-friendly movie that explores the transformational role of prayer. Join us Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. at the Prytania Theater (5339 Prytania St.), in New Orleans, Louisiana. Registration is required. Click HERE to RSVP for tickets or call 1-844-418-2281. War Room is the story of Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all – great jobs, …

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— Chair yoga, train rides, music, dancing, and more! Join us in New Orleans on Monday, Sept. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for our Third Annual Caregivers Retreat. The festivities will take place at the Audubon Zoo & Tea Garden, 6500 Magazine St., and everyone is invited to attend. Speakers will include: Dr. Dr. Corey Hebert, M.D. Chief Executive Officer of Community Health TV, and Chief Medical Editor for WDSU; Pastor Tyrone Jefferson, Abundant Life Tabernacle Church; and Susan …

HOME CARE SPOT

— A new state law, which took effect Aug. 1, aims to ease the transition for family caregivers when a loved one comes home from a hospital stay. The Louisiana Family Caregiver Act allows every hospital patient to designate a family caregiver. The hospital must make reasonable efforts to notify the caregiver before the patient is discharged and to provide instructions for follow-up tasks needed at home, such as managing medications or operating medical equipment. About 660,000 Bayou Staters serve as …

AARP in Louisiana

—   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2016     AARP Louisiana co-sponsors free Caregiver’s Conference in Monroe  Conference will focus on caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia   Monroe, LA – AARP Louisiana is co-sponsoring a caregiver’s conference hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association in Monroe. The conference aims to support caregivers and help them gain a better understanding of the rights they have regarding a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. The event will …

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— Omar Aziz, Jr., Age 47 Life Reimagined Checkup Facilitator and Entrepreneur Omar Aziz, Jr. brings unique and valuable know-how to Life Reimagined. He is a lifelong entrepreneur by descent, training and choice. Omar’s father started a pie business in New Orleans after surviving malaria in Indonesia and, for a while, Omar took over the business. The elder Aziz had a strong desire to help other people succeed in business. Omar, Jr. shared his father’s desire and, in the late 80s, started an …

AARP in Louisiana

—   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2016     AARP Conducts Age-Friendly Communities Survey in Orleans Parish Survey aims to assess gaps in service, define goals for age-friendly task force   NEW ORLEANS, LA – AARP Louisiana is conducting a telephone survey of adults 45 and older across New Orleans in efforts to help make the city more age-friendly. As the leader of the age-friendly task force in New Orleans, a group of 20+ organizations consisting of service providers, non-profit organizations, …

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— You already know how to keep your body fit. But what about your brain? On Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 5:45 p.m. CDT, AARP offices in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina will host a tele-town hall featuring world-class experts on brain health. Mental fitness is a top concern for people as they age, according to a 2014 AARP survey. Last year, AARP and the British charity Age UK launched the Global Council on Brain Health, a group of scientists, …

JAZZ

— Where can you go to see Grammy-winning performers, inspiring speakers and AARP friends? Head to the Essence Festival in New Orleans June 30-July 3. The extravaganza includes evening performances at the Louisiana Superdome featuring such artists as Ciara, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Maxwell. Free daytime events include speeches by author Terry McMillan and dancer Misty Copeland at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. That’s also where you’ll find the AARP Block Party, starting July 1. Drop by to learn about …