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:


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


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
New Iberia, LA 70560


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
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.