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Upcoming Events

Join AARP Louisiana for a year filled with exciting events! Our dedicated staff and volunteers collaborate to deliver a range of engaging and educational activities. These events connect you with valuable community partner organizations, offering specialized tools and programs to address the issues that truly matter to you and your family. Best of all, our events are both educational and enjoyable, with absolutely no product promotion, and they are all FREE of charge!

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FEEL THE BEAT! LINE DANCE CLASS (Virtual)
Join AARP Louisiana for “FEEL THE BEAT!” line dance classes with instructor Pearline Stevens, a Baton Rouge-based fitness instructor. This class is an alternative way to increase stamina and cardiovascular endurance, improve balance, and stay fit all while having fun to the beat of old-school jams. See the dates below. This is a recurring class held every other Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. See the dates below.

Wednesday, June 12: https://events.aarp.org/jun1
Wednesday, June 29: https://events.aarp.org/jun2

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TURN UP THURSDAY! (Virtual)
Join AARP New Orleans for “Turn-Up Thursday” classes (weekly on Thursday mornings) with fitness trainer Frederick Griffith. The classes include stretching, flexibility, balance, low-impact aerobics, core and strength training to the beat of old-school music. Frederick Griffith is a New Orleans-based personal trainer with over 9 years of experience.
Register: CLICK HERE for May classes.
   

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SENSATIONAL SELF-CARE YOGA (In-person)
Come out and join our free yoga classes. Participants will work on balance, stretching, stress relief, and more! All classes will be led by fitness and yoga guru, Robin Parson. All classes are held at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, located at 5276 Bullard Ave., New Orleans. All classes are held from 12 -1 p.m. See schedule below.

Saturday, June 1: CLICK HERE to register

Saturday, June 15: CLICK HERE to register

Saturday, July 6: CLICK HERE to register

Saturday, July 20: CLICK HERE to register

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Let’s Talk Money! Financial Wellness Series
Our financial wellness series is designed to help you achieve your savings, estate planning, and other financial goals. Join AARP Louisiana for this informative four-part series, where you'll learn about managing your income during retirement, preventing financial fraud and scams, creating a financial plan for your estate, and developing savings strategies and online banking. Rayna Winnifield, financial program manager at Mid City Redevelopment Alliance, will lead you through each topic interactively, answering your questions along the way. Please register for each presentation you'd like to attend by selecting the session on the registration page. See dates below.

Schedule:
June 6, 10 a.m.- Managing Your Income After You Retire
June 11, 2024 @ 10 a.m.- Financial Scams & Fraud Prevention
June 20, 2024 @ 10 a.m.- Estate Planning-Enjoy Today as You Prepare for Tomorrow
June 25, 2024 @ 10 a.m.- Making Online Banking Work for You

REGISTER: https://events.aarp.org/financialwellness

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DOWNSIZING & DECLUTTERING WORKSHOP (In-person)
If you’re looking to get rid of some unwanted stuff around the home, join us for our free downsizing and decluttering event. You’ll hear about important organizing tips while exploring how streamlining your things could help you feel happier, less stressed, and more productive.

New Orleans
Date: September 18, 11 a.m.
Location: Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Dr.
Register: CLICK HERE

New Orleans
Date: September 25, 11 a.m.
Location: Robert Smith Library, 6301 Canal Blvd.
Register: CLICK HERE

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FRAUD TELEPHONE TOWN HALL WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL LIZ MURRILL
Just in time for tax season, we invite you to join us for a live conversation featuring our newly elected Attorney General, Liz Murrill. She'll delve into the proactive measures her office is taking to combat fraud and identity theft, offering invaluable insights on safeguarding yourself not only during tax season but throughout the year. Plus, participants will have the unique opportunity to call in and pose their questions directly to Attorney General Liz Murrill.
Date: TBA
To join: Call toll-free 855-962-1521.

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FREE COMMUNITY SHREDDING (In-person)
To help protect citizens from identity theft, the AARP Louisiana Fraud Watch Network will host a series of free shred events to provide a safe location for residents to shred personal documents free of charge. Each car is limited to three bags/boxes. Suggested items include old tax documents, canceled or unused checks, credit cards, medical bills, investment account statements, and other items containing sensitive information. Registration is strongly encouraged.

Lake Charles
Date: Saturday, November 2, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Park Plaza Shopping Center, 3005-3147 Hwy 14 (Gerstner Memorial Drive)
Register: CLICK HERE or call 977-926-8300

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP (In-Person)
In an ever-changing world, being prepared is key! Join our workshop to empower yourself and your community with life-saving skills and knowledge.

Baton Rouge
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 10 a.m.
Location: EBR Parish Main Library
Register: CLICK HERE

Ascension
Date: Thursday, August 8, 11 a.m.
Location: Ascension Parish Library
Register: CLICK HERE

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PREPARE TO CARE WORKSHOP (In-Person)
Caring for a loved one can feel sudden, overwhelming, and sometimes even isolating. We’re here to help guide you through your family caregiving journey, whether you’re just starting out or somewhere in the middle. Join our free event to help you learn how to start the conversation about a loved one’s needs, form a caregiving plan, and build a network of support. Plus, get ideas to help you avoid caregiver burnout and tend to your mental health.
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 10 a.m.
Location: Shreve Memorial Library, Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch
Register: CLICK HERE

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SUMMER FRAUD TELEPHONE TOWN HALL (Virtual)
Summer may bring easy living, but it also attracts scammers on the prowl. Don't fall victim—join us for a telephone town hall where we'll delve into the latest summer fraud trends and equip you with the knowledge to stay vigilant.
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 10 a.m.
To join: Call toll-free 855-962-1521

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SIX PILLARS OF BRAIN HEALTH (In-Person)
It’s never too late to focus on your brain health. In this interactive session, we’ll explore the six pillars of brain health, activities that support brain health, and hopefully, be inspired by others. This session is a good overview for anyone interested in learning more about brain health and will share information on the latest research on brain health, lifestyle suggestions, and resources to learn more.

Baton Rouge
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 10 a.m.
Location: EBR Parish Main Library
Register: CLICK HERE

Shreveport
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 10 a.m.
Location: Shreve Memorial Library, Cedar Grove-Line Avenue Branch
Register: CLICK HERE

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HOLIDAY FRAUD WORKSHOP (In-Person)
The holiday season is a time for celebration, family, and giving. However, it's also a time when scammers and fraudsters are most active. In response to the growing threat of holiday fraud, AARP Louisiana is hosting a workshop to educate consumers on the latest scams, provide tips on how to protect themselves, and offer an opportunity for participants to ask questions and share their experiences.

Baton Rouge
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 10 a.m.
Location: EBR Parish Main Library
Register: CLICK HERE

Ascension Parish
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 11 a.m.
Location: Ascension Parish Library
Register: CLICK HERE

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HOLIDAY FRAUD TELEPHONE TOWN HALL (Virtual)
'Tis the season for celebration, but beware of scammers aiming to steal your holiday joy. Join us for a holiday fraud telephone town hall where we'll empower you with essential tips to safeguard yourself and your loved ones during this festive time.
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 10 am.
To join: Call toll-free 855-962-1521

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