Ouachita retired teachers welcomes all back

The Ouachita Retired Teachers Association (ORTA) welcomes all retired educators back into the swing of things—as they come together on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., for the first of only two fall meetings at Carolyn Strauss Council on Aging, 2407 Ferrand, Monroe, La.

The guest speaker will be Alice Prophit, CEO, of the Living Well Foundation. This is a non-profit organization that has been established to enhance the quality of life and health for the citizens in Ouachita Parish and surrounding areas. After the sale of Glenwood Medical Center (2006) the proceeds were used to establish a healthcare foundation, first called Ward Five Healthcare Foundation. Later the name was changed so it could be more easily recognized for what it does. Ms. Prophit will be outlining several projects (especially geared for children) that is supported by the Foundation.

ORTA specializes in disseminating information for retirees, especially on health, finances, and insurance. They work with and have close ties to the State Louisiana Retired Teachers Association (LRTA) in Baton Rouge, so they are able to keep members informed of upcoming legislative issues as well. Members often agree that the organization keeps them on the “cutting edge” of legislative bills affecting them.

This organization (ORTA) is for and includes all educators—both Parish and City System, Community College and University retirees. Friends are also encouraged to visit (or join). When friends join they become “associate” members and only pay one half dues, which are nominal. Guests are welcome; refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Norene Smith, President, 318-325-7681 or Beth Wofford, Historian, 318-805-3658.

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