AARP Louisiana Celebrates Veterans Appreciation Month

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-12T10:58:47+00:00">October 12, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-12T13:09:25+00:00">October 12, 2017</time> by

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 …

AARP Louisiana is Jazzed About Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-03T23:29:13+00:00">October 3, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-04T16:04:30+00:00">October 4, 2017</time> by AARP Louisiana

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 …

Mayoral Forum Spotlights Livability in New Orleans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-29T17:49:17+00:00">September 29, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-28T14:12:43+00:00">October 28, 2017</time> by AARP Louisiana

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 Community Challenge Takes Quick Action in Louisiana

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-07T09:48:23+00:00">September 7, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-07T12:26:12+00:00">September 7, 2017</time> by

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 …

Join AARP Louisiana For a Free Screening of The Zookeeper’s Wife

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-07-10T13:59:12+00:00">July 10, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-07-10T14:50:34+00:00">July 10, 2017</time> by

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 …

Health Care Proposals Are Deeply Unpopular Among Louisiana’s Largest Voting Block

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-06-22T10:28:32+00:00">June 22, 2017</time> by AARP Louisiana

AARP Louisiana today released new survey data highlighting the deep divide between Americans and Washington politicians over health care policies important to older Americans. “Health care is a deeply personal issue that has a real and immediate impact on American families across the political spectrum. These survey findings are very clear – people don’t support legislation that would mean higher costs and less coverage for older Americans,” said Denise Bottcher, AARP Louisiana State President. “AARP urges Senator Bill Cassidy to oppose …

AARP Launches Community Challenge Program to Help Make Communities Better Places to Live for All Ages

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-06-21T14:32:57+00:00">June 21, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-06-21T14:45:02+00:00">June 21, 2017</time> by AARP Louisiana

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 …

New Scorecard Shows Where Louisiana Needs Improvement to Serve Older Adults, People with Disabilities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-06-15T14:07:37+00:00">June 15, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-06-15T14:09:05+00:00">June 15, 2017</time> by AARP Louisiana

Louisiana ranks 40 when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, and AARP warns much more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands. Specific areas of concern in Louisiana include affordability and access and support for family caregivers. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. Picking Up …

Catch one of the world’s leading experts on outsmarting con artists… in the Crescent City!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-06-03T16:29:54+00:00">June 3, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-04T19:08:18+00:00">August 4, 2017</time> by AARP Louisiana

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 …

AARP Louisiana to host family fun walk at BR Family Fit Day

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-05-03T18:51:55+00:00">May 3, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-05-04T11:37:17+00:00">May 4, 2017</time> by

Fun and fitness are back in a big way at Healthy Baton Rouge’s 4th annual Family Fit Day. The highly anticipated event will be held Saturday, May 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at BREC’s City-Brooks Park, 1515 Dalrymple Dr. The goal of Family Fit Day is to provide a fun, citywide event for all ages to encourage sustained physical activity, increase community engagement, and build support for active, healthy families in Baton Rouge. “We are excited to help …