Volunteer Advocates: the Power behind AARP Louisiana

Posted on 05/20/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Volunteering Let’s face it.  We’re getting older.  How we live out our old age, whether it’s at home with the help of a family caregiver, an assisted living facility or nursing home, is of great importance. According to AARP’s caregiving survey, 90% of Louisianans said they want to live at home for as long as possible with the support of family caregivers.  An overwhelming majority of Louisianans also want their taxpayer dollars going toward funding home and community based services to …

AARP Releases Caregiving Survey

Posted on 05/7/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving 90 percent of Louisiana voters say home and community based services are important to stay in their own home as they age AARP urges Governor to advance Bayou Choices Baton Rouge, La. – Overwhelmingly Louisianans want to live independently at home for as long as possible with the help of family caregivers, according to a recent survey released by AARP Louisiana. “Time and time again AARP surveys have shown that people want to live at home and in their communities …

Avoid Scams with Fraud Watch Alerts

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Finances 50+ | Home & Family AARP Louisiana is encouraging Bayou Staters to protect themselves from scams by using free resources available through the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Anyone can sign up for real-time alerts on the latest scams, get tips on how to stop them and report their own experiences for a nationwide scam tracking map. AARP also will be at the Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference in Slidell on June 22 to inform participants about trends in fraud and identity theft. The Federal Trade …

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 …