AARP Foundation announces $1 million in donations for flood recovery
Posted on 11/30/2016 5:22:00 AM.

The AARP Foundation announces one million dollars in donations are being used to assist older individuals impacted by the devastating August flood. Director of AARP Louisiana, Denise Bottcher, says the money went to 16 non-profit organizations who are assisting in the rebuilding efforts. Bottcher says over 7,400 donors provided money to help older flood victims get back in their homes.

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Opponents speak out against Medicaid expansion
Posted on 1/13/2016 12:25:00 PM.
There is strong opposition to Governor John Bel Edwards executive order to expand Medicaid access in Louisiana.  Dawn Starns, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, says they are disappointed in the governor's decision.  
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AARP wants more funding so seniors can live at home
Posted on 5/6/2015 3:08:00 AM.
The AARP of Louisiana wants to see more funding so that seniors can live at home instead of institutional care.  Based on their survey, 90-percent of Louisiana voters say home and community based services are important to stay in their own home as they age.  
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CDC Report: LA Seniors Have an Average of 12 Healthy Years Past 65
Posted on 7/21/2013 8:50:00 PM.
A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention suggests elderly persons in Louisiana are less likely to lead healthy lives. The report suggests the average person can expect only 12 years past 65 of decent health. Denise Bottcher, with AARP-Louisiana says most retired persons rely heavily on Social Security and Medicare benefits to stay healthy.
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