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, …

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— 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 …

—  AARP Louisiana now accepting nominations for the 2016 AARP Andrus Award! Every year, AARP volunteers across the country are recognized for their outstanding service and impact on others. AARP Louisiana is currently accepting nominations for the Andrus Award for Community Service, the most prestigious and visible volunteer honor given by AARP. The Andrus Award honors volunteers who spark change and improve their communities one act at a time.  AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to the life …

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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. …