— AARP Louisiana is hosting “Pay What You Can Day” in partnership with Cafe Reconcile to offer a special menu of entrees and deserts where veterans pay whatever amount they’re able to whether that’s $1 or $100 (this donation will support Cafe Reconcile’s workforce development programs). Join AARP Louisiana as we salute and honor everyone who has served our country. See details for this community event below.   Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Time: 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Location: Cafe …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— AARP Louisiana is excited to announce FitLot as the winner of the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community-level. The project was fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. FitLot is a New Orleans based non-profit organization dedicated to helping communities throughout the country find the resources they need to plan, build, and program publicly outdoor accessible fitness parks. The 1,700 …

— 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: 4:30 p.m. -Pre-Event/ Resource Fair (Meet AARP staff, and learn about available resources. Also visit with AARP community partners committed to fighting fraud.) 6:15 p.m.- Main Event with Frank Abagnale followed by a Q&A session. Location: Hilton Riverside, 2 …

— 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 …