COLA increases incoming for Social Security
Posted on 10/15/2018 2:24:00 AM.

Social Security beneficiaries are in for a 2.8 percent cost of living bump to their monthly checks next year to combat inflation. It’s the largest cost of living increase in some time. AARP Associate State Director of Advocacy Andrew Muhl says that’s extra cash in the pocket of 70 million Americans.

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Louisiana needs improvement when it comes to serving older adults
Posted on 6/19/2017 1:35:00 PM.

A scorecard from AARP finds the Bayou State needs serious improvement when it comes to serving older adults and those with disabilities. Advocacy Director with AARP Louisiana, Andrew Muhl, says Louisiana is ranked 40th overall when it comes to meeting the needs of the elderly. He says these individuals are not getting the adequate day to day help that they need.

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Report ranks Louisiana 47th healthiest state for seniors
Posted on 5/11/2017 4:47:00 AM.

Louisiana is no longer the least healthy state for seniors, according to a report by United Health Foundation. The state rose three spots to 47th. But Advocacy Director for AARP Louisiana, Andrew Muhl says the Bayou State still has a ways to go in how we care for seniors.

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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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Governor signs Louisiana Family Caregiver Act
Posted on 6/6/2016 12:57:00 PM.

The Governor has signed the Louisiana Family Caregiver Act into law, which supporters say will provide critical help for families across the state. Advocacy Director for AARP Louisiana, Andrew Muhl says this will assist the more than 660-thousand family members who help out an aging relative.

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AARP Louisiana releases video showing candidate stances on older voters issues
Posted on 10/29/2015 3:25:00 AM.

Michelle Southern reporting. The AARP of Louisiana has released a “Video Voter Guide” which features the two candidates for governor discussing their views on policies which impact older voters. AARP Louisiana spokesman Andrew Muhl says they want the electorate to know where Republican David Vitter and Democrat John Bel Edwards stand on critical issues. 

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AARP Louisiana hosting governor's forum
Posted on 8/6/2015 4:34:00 AM.
The Louisiana AARP is holding a governor’s forum today in Baton Rouge but US Senator David Vitter is the one major candidate out of the four that will not attend. Political Analyst Clancy Dubos says the closer we get to the election, the more important it is for all the candidates to attend forums.
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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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Louisiana ranks low in long-term care
Posted on 6/20/2014 2:25:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
According to a new state-by-state scorecard released by AARP, Louisiana ranks 37th in the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents. Andrew Muhl, director of advocacy for AARP Louisiana, says the bottom line is that family caregivers need more help.
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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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