Road safety involves more than repairing potholes. It’s about designing safe, accessible streets to accommodate all kinds of travelers—pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and people with disabilities, as well as motorists.
The vast majority of Louisianans want to age at home, but that’s not always easy to do, especially for those who need help with tasks of daily living, such as transportation, bathing and preparing meals.
Most New Orleans residents age 45-plus believe that their community is a good place to age and want to live there independently for as long as possible, a recent AARP study found.
Thousands of Louisianans won’t be able to enjoy the holidays at home because they are still recovering from last summer’s devastating flood. Considered one of the worst natural disasters since Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Eastern Seaboard in 2012, the Louisiana flood caused more than $8.7 billion in damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure. About 150,000 homes in 26 parishes were damaged due to flooding.
AARP Louisiana has been working in the Hollygrove community of New Orleans for the past eight years, engaging hundreds of residents to build a stronger neighborhood.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has selected Byron Johnson as the new Louisiana State Coordinator. Johnson, a New Orleanian and retired BellSouth manager, has volunteered with Tax-Aide for eight tax seasons and hopes to encourage more volunteers to become leaders in the program.
AARP Louisiana and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to help aspiring entrepreneurs get started growing a new business or making an established one more successful at Encore Entrepreneur in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
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