— 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!

— 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 …

— AARP Louisiana presented three elected officials with the 2018 Capitol Caregiver Award. These individuals were selected for their work championing issues to 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 …

— Attend Our Free Webinar to Get All the Answers Social Security, Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6 p.m. CT PART 2: Thursday, September 27, 2018 6 p.m. CT You’ve worked your whole life and now you can start thinking about your retirement options. But when should you claim your Social Security retirement benefits to get the biggest check? And how do you get the money coming in the first place? It can be a confusing process. …

— Under a new law championed by AARP Louisiana, nursing homes in the state are required to let residents install a video camera or other monitoring device in their room. Nursing home residents are a vulnerable population with complex care needs, often due to physical limitations, cognitive issues or chronic conditions. “Virtual visitation” via video connections can encourage residents’ social interaction with their families while allowing caregivers to keep an eye on their loved one’s health, well-being and quality of care. …

— AARP Louisiana and AARP Foundation are mobilizing volunteers to assemble and distribute thousands of bags filled with emergency preparedness supplies to families in Baton Rouge. Each bag will contain things like water bottles with a built-in filter, first-aid kits and blankets, along with useful recovery tips and resources. But we can’t pack all those bags without your help. AARP members are always quick to help those in need, and we’re counting on you to answer the call again. You can …