Retire Louisiana Style says it all. Here in Louisiana we have a unique style of life that includes a variety of places and activities. We have piney hills in the northwest and on the eastern side of the state vast farmlands make up the banks of the Mississippi River. Our southern regions have nine parishes lining the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the state are towns and communities with people who have a special zest for life.

Activities in Louisiana are abundant, outdoor recreation includes hunting, fishing, biking, paddling, golfing and birding. Our cultural activities are innumerable and will keep you entertained year-round: heritage areas, festivals in every community, native music, and then, of course, there is the food, which is second to none.

Louisiana has certified retirement communities throughout the state. Contact information for each of these communities is as follows:

Covington

Pam Keller, Special Asst. to the Mayor/Special Projects 317 N. Jefferson Ave. Covington, LA 70433

Crowley

Charlotte Jeffers, Tourism Coordinator P.O. Box 1463 Crowley, LA 70527

Lake Charles

Shelly Appleby, Project Specialist 326 Pujo Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

New Iberia

Jane Braud, City of New Iberia, 457 E. Main Street Suite 404, CityofNewIberia.com

Thibodaux

Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce 318 East Bayou Road, Thibodaux, LA 70301

Natchitoches Parish

Arlene Gould, Executive Director, Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 780 Front Street Suite 100, Natchitoches, LA 71457

I-12 Retirement District

William Joubert, Director - Southeastern Louisiana University SBDC 1514 Martens Drive, Hammond, LA 70401

St. Landry Parish

Celeste Gomez, Executive Director, St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission P.O. Box 1415, Opelousas, LA 70571

Military Retirees

For military personnel that may have served in Louisiana it is often a home coming. Many soldiers have been stationed in Louisiana and are familiar with our state. We have three bases (Barksdale Air Force Base, Ft. Polk Army Base and the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans) in Louisiana and access to VA hospitals and facilities throughout Louisiana.