— 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 …

— 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! …