— 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 …

— The AARP Louisiana State Office is made up of a diverse group of professionals  with a wide range of expertise. Together with the help of volunteers, we work every day in communities in our state to make them more livable for you and your family.   Denise Bottcher is the State Director of AARP Louisiana and is responsible for advancing the organization’s social mission on behalf of Louisianans 50-plus and their families. With nearly 500,000 members and 22 volunteer leaders across the state, …

— Join our online Q&A sessions for tools for keeping your 2018 healthy resolutions all year What are your healthy goals for 2018? Do you want to eat healthier? Do you want a new fitness plan? Do you want to focus on better sleep? No matter what your healthy goals are—or whether you’ve even set them yet—you can learn about how to get on track and stay on track. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions: Staying Healthy in 2018: How to …

— To help the 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day and all senior drivers find a better “fit” with their cars for comfort and safety, mobility  experts are hosting a safety program designed to help older drivers and their families. CarFit is national program developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association and is designed to give a quick, yet comprehensive check on how well an older driver and their vehicle work together. AARP will conduct CarFit check-ups in …

— Join two live webinars to find out how to identify and react to changes in your loved one’s behavior AARP Family Caregiving Online Learning Series Recognizing the Signs Your Loved One Needs More Care Tuesday, January 23, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CT Local Resources for Caregivers Tuesday, January 30, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CT What if your loved one loses interest in a favorite hobby? Or misses an in important date? Or forgets to pay the bills? What …

— Join our online event for free job searching tips, tools resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats and more. AARP’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills Thursday, January 25, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund …

— AARP Louisiana has a Speakers Bureau whose volunteers give presentations on topics such as fraud prevention, caregiving, health care, veterans resources and more. Louisiana is home to about 660,000 family caregivers and more than 290,000 veterans, two-thirds of whom are 50 and older. Louisiana ranked 12th in the nation in incidents of fraud complaints per capita reported to the Federal Trade Commission. To schedule a speaker for your community group, or to become an AARP speaker, call LaTonya Scott at …

— 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. As part of the LiveAtHomeLA coalition, AARP Louisiana is advocating for the nearly 30,000 people awaiting approval of waivers that would provide such services in their own homes. The Community Choices Waiver helps older and disabled Louisianans with home modifications, meal delivery and other services. …

— 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 …