Office Update: May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020
2020 Legislative Update #6
May 21, 2020

LRTA Receives We Care Grant

The Louisiana Retired Teachers Association is the recipient of the We Care Grant through the National Retired Teachers Association. NRTA is considered the education community of AARP.

NRTA will provide grants up to $3,000 to retired educator associations through June 30, 2020. These grants are available to retired educator associations across the country to support virtual member engagement throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“LRTA and AARP have partnered to extend a message of health and safety to our members across the state,” says LRTA Executive Director Rodney Watson. “As Louisiana reopens under Phase I, we encourage our members to stay safe and to stay home.”

Through this grant, LRTA will launch its “LRTA Cares” campaign that will focus on virtual member engagement through the LRTA website, Facebook page and Email Club.

The Louisiana Retired Teachers Association is a nonprofit membership organization devoted to protecting and enhancing benefits for individuals receiving retirement benefits from the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana. For more information about LRTA or this meeting, visit

About AARP

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

About NRTA

NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community empowers America’s educator community to champion their financial and health security through advocacy, collaboration, information and advancing volunteer engagement. Founded in 1947 by retired educator Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, NRTA supports the nationwide network of Retired Educator Associations that represent the interests of more than 850,00 retired school personnel age 50+, including 51 state affiliates and more than 2,700 locals units. More information is available here or @NRTAUSA on social media.