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2012 Life@50+

New Orleans Reimagined Highlights

Slideshow: AARP members left a lasting legacy on the Big Easy

On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, hundreds of AARP volunteers assembled in groups and were transported into neighborhoods of need in and around the Big Easy. Each neighborhood featured a variety of work opportunities – activities that supported the redevelopment of New Orleans: building, home refurbishing, landscaping, mentoring, green projects, construction of community gardens – the list goes on. Watch the slideshow below to see how AARP members left a lasting legacy on this wonderful city.

 

Lending a Helping Hand

AARP members, joined by AARP Ambassadors Dan Marino and James Brown shared in the experience of leaving a lasting legacy on this wonderful city during Life@50+.

Photo by Doug Van Sant

Making a House a Home

The “yellow-shirt” crew was hard at work restoring a beautiful house with the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.

Photo by Ian Cunningham

Filling In the Cracks

Volunteers made sure every nook and crack was filled as part of the restoration process for the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity home.

Photo by Ian Cunningham

Beads, Beads and More Beads

AARP's Community Ambassador James Brown looking for some guidance on sorting Mardi Gras beads at Arc of Greater New Orleans … ”How many more boxes?”

Photo by Doug Van Sant

Making an Impression

Thumbs up from one lucky volunteer who got a hand from AARP's Men’s Life Ambassador Dan Marino at Arc of Greater New Orleans.

Photo by Doug Van Sant

Green Thumbs

At Edible Schoolyard of New Orleans where AARP members helped to cultivate a garden, “We love our veggies!”

Photo by Doug Van Sant

Seeds for Growth

AARP members gave back to the earth by packaging seeds at Edible Schoolyard of New Orleans.

Photo by Doug Van Sant

All Smiles

AARP members truly enjoyed their time leaving a lasting legacy with New Orleans Reimagined during Life@50+.

Photo by Ian Cunningham

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