— 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 …

— AARP is now accepting applications for Community Challenge grants to fund projects that spark change in local communities.  The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative that aims to make our communities great places to live for everyone. “This is an exciting time for AARP to spark communities into action to create vital and vibrant communities for all generations.  We hope this Challenge Grant will provide a source of funding to complete projects and build momentum for …

— The AARP Louisiana Fraud Watch Network is excited to bring you “Catch Me If You Can” author and scam prevention expert Frank W. Abagnale. This event is free. His advice is invaluable. Seating is limited, so register today. Date: Thursday, August 24 Time: 6:15 p.m. -8:15 p.m. Come early and visit the Resource Fair! Location: Hilton Riverside, 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130 About Frank W. Abagnale Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 25, 2017 at 6 p.m. CT, …

— AARP Louisiana State Director Denise Bottcher has announced the appointment of Bobby G. Savoie as State President- the highest state level volunteer position within the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. AARP Louisiana has nearly 500,000 members statewide. “We are excited to have Savoie step into this key leadership position,” Bottcher said. “His extensive professional experience, his service as an AARP volunteer and his passion for our mission make him an ideal choice.” Savoie, a Louisiana native, will lead AARP Louisiana’s volunteer Executive …

— 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 …

— Every two second’s someone’s identity is stolen.  In a 2015 report, there were more than 35,000 identity thefts, fraud and other consumer complaints in Louisiana. Combating fraud continues to be a top priority for AARP Louisiana. Shredding sensitive documents that you no longer need is one way to protect yourself, and the AARP  Fraud Watch Network  (FWN) is here to help you make that happen. You can begin spring cleaning after tax season by bringing your personal documents that you no …

— AARP Louisiana is gearing up for its annual Soul Fest event! Round up the family and join us Saturday, March 4 and Sunday March 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, LA. Soul Fest is a celebration of African American culture, highlighting the accomplishments and heritage through food, crafts and music. There’s something for everyone! Attendees can purchase authentic soul food prepared by local restaurants and caterers, take in the smooth rhythms of …

— AARP Louisiana in partnership with Louisiana Public Broadcasting invites AARP members and others in the community to a free Movies for Grownups screening of American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise in honor of Black History Month! Join us Thursday, Feb. 16, in Baton Rouge or New Orleans for this feature documentary about the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Seating for this event is limited, so register today! …

— This has been a busy week for President Donald Trump.  He’s been signing executive orders, holding high-level meetings — and tweeting up a storm.  All of this makes it clear that our 45th president is eager to deliver quickly on the promises he made during his campaign. At AARP, we’re focusing on one important promise:  The pledge he made not to cut Medicare. Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting …