— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Louisiana for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Is your group looking for a dynamic expert for your next event? AARP Louisiana has trained volunteer speakers who give presentations on subjects of interest to people age 50-plus — caregiving and caregiver resources, how to keep your brain healthy, and how to spot and avoid scams and frauds. AARP Louisiana encourages churches, community organizations and social clubs to request presentations, which are designed for groups of 15. To schedule a presentation, contact LaTonya Scott at 225-376-1158 or at lsscott@aarp.org.

— Sign Up for Our Free Webinar on Avoiding Seasonal Fraud Seasons Cheatings: Protecting Yourself from Holiday Frauds & Scams Part 1: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6 p.m. CT The holidays are coming—and so are the holiday scammers. Keep your money out of their hands by attending AARP’s free, two-part online question and answer event. You’ll learn how these criminals work, so you can protect you and yours from the sneakiest frauds …

— Kenner resident Rafael E. Saddy has been selected to receive the AARP Louisiana (AARP LA) 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service. He will be recognized at a reception held  on Wednesday, November 7 at 4:30 p.m. at The Crossing located at 519 Williams Blvd. in Kenner, LA. Named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Andrus Award is the association’s most prestigious award for volunteer service. It recognizes volunteers who have used their skills and talents to give back …

— Walking outdoors improves both personal and community fitness. That’s why AARP is helping fund projects, including two in the Bayou State, to make cities more walkable. The nonprofit Center for Planning Excellence earned an AARP Community Challenge grant to provide lighting, safe pedestrian crossings and programs for walking clubs near Longfellow Park in Baton Rouge. Another grant went to the city of DeRidder in Beauregard Parish, to improve walkability through accessible sidewalks, easily identifiable crosswalks and signage. The grants total …

— AARP’s FREE Online Q&A Has Answers 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6 p.m. CT PART 2: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6 p.m. CT If you need health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the 2019 enrollment period, you need to register for AARP’s online Q&A. Attending this free, two-part event will help clear up questions you might have about the government-run website that provides insurance options for those who don’t get …

— AARP Louisiana is hosting a series of outdoor events during the months of October and November. Members and non-members are invited to join us at One American Place Plaza, in Downtown Baton Rouge (corner of Fourth and Main) for fun and entertainment. See dates below. Yoga @ The Plaza  Every Wednesday @ 5:30 p.m., Oct. 17- Nov. 8 A refreshing, outdoor, one-of-a-kind experience with yoga instructor Mack Bradley. Bring your mat, towel and block and come join us. AARP members receive a FREE …

— AARP recently recognized three Louisiana elected officials with the 2018 Capitol Caregiver Award. They were selected for their work championing issues that improve the quality of life for older Louisianans during the 2018 legislative session. New Orleans City Councilmember-at-Large Helena Moreno and State Representative Kirk Talbot were recognized for their legislation which now allows nursing home residents and family members to install video cameras in the resident’s room which connects them to their loved ones and helps make them a …

— This Q&A Webinar Offers Tips Anyone Can Use 10 Retirement Planning Quick Tips Online Q&A PART 1: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6 p.m. CT PART 2: Thursday, October 25, 2018 6 p.m. CT If you feel like it’s too late to save anything for retirement, AARP has some reassuring news for you: It’s not. Even if you’re behind schedule on retirement planning, there are still ways to grow your nest egg. A first step is to stop putting it off …

— Attend AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Medicare: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6 p.m. CT PART 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 6 p.m. CT The better you understand Medicare, the smarter decisions you can make about it—no matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or getting ready to make changes to your coverage. AARP’s free, two-part webinar helps you get answers and understand your options right when you need it—at the start of the Medicare annual …

— Last year, 27,266 Louisianans were victims of fraud, with a median loss of $411. Don’t become a target of con artists. Learn how to spot scams and prevent identity theft by joining the AARP Fraud Watch Network (aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork). AARP Louisiana is hosting a fraud prevention session on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m., at the East Baton Rouge Parish Goodwood Library (7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge), in Room 102. All are welcome at this free event. Debt-collection fraud accounted for …