— 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 24, 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 day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft and other types of scams.  Last year alone, 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft.  That’s one person victimized every two seconds! Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft.  One way to do this is to dispose of your personal information securely.  For your convenience, the following FREE shredding events have been scheduled:   Monroe: Saturday, April 21 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ouachita …

— 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 …

— As part of a long-standing commitment to provide tools, information, and programs that support experienced workers at various stages of their career, AARP is hosting an Online Career Fair focused on Part-Time Work on Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This live, online event provides the 50+ with the opportunity to recharge their job search, and connect with local and national employers – all from the comfort of home! More than 40 employers that are looking for part …

— Seven out of 10 Americans turning 65 can expect to need long-term care during their lifetime, and 9 out of 10 Louisianans want to live at home as they age. Yet 70 percent of Medicaid funding for long-term care in the state goes to nursing homes. AARP wants to rebalance the long-term care system by shifting more money to services that help people stay in their own homes as they age, which is a more cost-effective use of tax dollars. …

— Could you be the next Louisiana State President? Nearly 500,000 members of AARP Louisiana are looking for an exceptional volunteer leader. “AARP is powered by its members and volunteers who champion issues and advocate for the 50+ and their families,” said Denise Bottcher, AARP Louisiana State Director. “The State President position is the top volunteer leader within the AARP state office and has the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of many.” AARP Louisiana is currently accepting …