— Join AARP Louisiana at the 2017 Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival from October 6-8. All AARP members will receive a 10% discount when combined with a golf tournament/jazz brunch ticket by using code LA70118. Stop by the AARP exhibit area during the concert on Oct. 7 at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell, Louisiana. Enter a drawing and learn about exciting opportunities AARP is helping to create for people here in Louisiana. The concert will feature performances from renowned contemporary jazz artists …

— AARP Louisiana will host a FREE screening of The Zookeeper’s Wife, starring Jessica Chastain, as part of AARP’s Movies for Grownups series. Join us Wednesday, July 19 at 6 p.m. at the Cinemark Perkins Rowe, in Baton Rouge. Seating is limited, so register today! About the film: In 1939 Poland, working wife and mother Antonina Żabińska (Chastain) became a hero to hundreds. Antonina and her husband Jan (Heldenbergh) care for animals at the Warsaw Zoo and have raised a family in an …

— Fraud prevention expert Frank Abagnale will offer tips on how to avoid identity theft on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The event is sponsored by AARP Louisiana. Louisianans reported more than 36,000 complaints of fraud and identity theft in 2016. Older people are particularly at risk because scammers often target those who are likely to have a nest egg. Abagnale—who has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists for …

— AARP Louisiana will host a free Movies For Grownups screening of Jackie, starring Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard. AARP members and their guest are invited to join us Monday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at the AMC Mall of Louisiana 15. Jackie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Kennedy. Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following …

—  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 …

— 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 …

— 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, …

— 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 …

— 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 …