— Most New Orleans residents 45 and older want to live in their own homes as they age, and AARP Louisiana aims to help make that happen. With the city’s primary elections coming Oct. 14, AARP advocates are asking mayoral candidates to speak up about their plans to improve transportation, housing and other factors that can help the Big Easy become a more livable community for people of all ages. An AARP survey found safety, affordability and age-friendly housing are key …

— New Orleanians want to know where their candidates stand on issues that directly affect them, from safe side walks and streets to better housing and transportation options. Join AARP Louisiana, Xavier University and WWL-TV on Monday, Oct. 30 for a Mayoral Candidate Forum moderated by former WWL-TV news anchor Dennis Woltering. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at the Xavier University Center Ballroom, 4980 Dixon Street. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited so register today by calling 1-877-926-8300 or …

— Most New Orleans residents age 45-plus believe that their community is a good place to age and want to live there independently for as long as possible, a recent AARP study found. AARP Louisiana wants to make it easier for Big Easy residents to do just that. The state office is part of the New Orleans Age-Friendly Task Force, a collaboration of more than 30 organizations dedicated to finding ways to make the legendary city livable for people of all …

—  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 …