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Posted on 01/30/24

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 every other Wednesday at 1 p.m., 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.

March 6: CLICK to register
March 20: CLICK to register
April 3: CLICK to register
April 17: CLICK to register

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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.
Date: Every Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
Register: CLICK HERE
   

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SENSATIONAL SELF-CARE YOGA
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.

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FILING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY: SOMETIMES TIMING IS EVERYTHING (Virtual Seminar)
Not sure when to file for Social Security? This is where AARP can help. Social Security doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all solution, but knowing what questions to ask can help you maximize your benefits. Join us for a free virtual seminar in your area to explore Social Security eligibility requirements, how age, employment and marital status factor in, and helpful tools like the AARP Social Security Resource Center.
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 11 a.m.
Register: CLICK HERE

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KEY QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER ABOUT MEDICARE INITIAL ENROLLMENT (Virtual Seminar)
Looking for clarity when it comes to Medicare? This is where AARP can help. Medicare initial enrollment is complicated, but understanding your personal needs and priorities can help you make informed decisions. Join us for a free virtual seminar in your area for real-time information, tools, and resources to help you find the right plan.
Date: Thursday, February 29, 11 a.m.
Register: CLICK HERE

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FREE LEGAL CLINIC
A collaborative effort spearheaded by AARP Foundation, AARP Louisiana, Southern University Law Center, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, and Louisiana Appleseed is bringing back the highly acclaimed Free Legal Clinic to Baton Rouge this year. Join us for this amazing event!
Date: Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Southern University Law Center, located at 2 Roosevelt Steptoe Drive.
Register: CLICK HERE

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DOWNSIZING & DECLUTTERING WORKSHOP
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.

Shreveport
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 10a-12p
Location: Shreveport Memorial Library, Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch
Register: CLICK HERE

Baton Rouge
Date: Friday, March 22, 10 a.m.
Location: EBR Parish Main Library
Register: CLICK HERE

Ascension
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 11 a.m.
Location: Ascension Parish Library
Register: CLICK HERE

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2024 ADVOCACY TRAINING
The 2024 Louisiana Legislative Session is right around the corner. Join us Tuesday, February 27 for an advocacy training to delve into what we'll be championing this year. We're offering a morning and evening session. Please register for one (1) session below.

Morning Session (10 AM): CLICK HERE to register. Evening Session (6 PM) CLICK HERE to register.

For more information, and to learn how you can get involved, contact Andrew Muhl, advocacy director at amuhl@aarp.org or (225) 376-1151.

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FRAUD PREVENTION WORKSHOP
Have you ever been approached with a fraudulent offer or been a victim of identity theft? The AARP Fraud Watch Network is working to empower you in the fight, with proven resources and tools to help you spot and avoid identity theft and fraud. By taking a few practical steps, you have the power to fight back against fraud. This 30-minute session will arm you with the latest data on fraud trends and provide tips and resources to protect yourself and your family.

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 10 a.m.
Location: Shreve Memorial Library, Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch
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: Wednesday, April 10, 10 a.m.
To join: Call toll-free 855-962-1521.

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FREE COMMUNITY SHREDDING
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.

Baton Rouge
Date: Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m.- 11 a.m.
Location: Whole Foods Market
7529 Corporate Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Register: CLICK HERE or call 977-926-8300

Shreveport
Date: Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Sheriff's Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Ave, Shreveport
Register: CLICK HERE or call 977-926-8300

Kenner
Date: Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Martin Luther King Resource Center, Kenner, LA
Register: CLICK HERE or call 977-926-8300

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 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
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
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
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: EBR Parish Main Library
Register: CLICK HERE

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HOLIDAY FRAUD WORKSHOP
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
'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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