AARP Experience Corps Brings Reading Program to Phoenix Schools

AARP Experience Corps Brings Reading Program to Phoenix Schools

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Volunteering AARP Experience Corps and AARP Arizona staff joined Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Michael Nowakowski and several school superintendents at Heard Elementary last week to unveil a new partnership developed to improve reading skills for Phoenix elementary school students. The AARP Experience Corps model utilizes highly trained volunteer tutors 50 and older to help children become great readers by the time they finish third grade. During the 2012-2013 school year, 50 percent of Experience Corps students improved one or more …

AARP SCSEP in Phoenix Seeks Volunteers

AARP SCSEP in Phoenix Seeks Volunteers

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Volunteering AARP is seeking individuals for a new volunteer role called Integration Navigator, located in our AARP Foundation SCSEP office in central Phoenix. AARP has a variety of free programs & services designed to help individuals 50 and older. As a volunteer Integration Navigator, you will work one-on-one with individuals who come into the AARP Foundation SCSEP office. You will help connect them to programs, services, and events that can help them live more full and rewarding lives. Volunteers are needed …

Arizona Life Reimagined Volunteer Lives Life Reimagined

Arizona Life Reimagined Volunteer Lives Life Reimagined

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Volunteering Upon retiring, Sandy Rupp of Glendale, Arizona, “felt a void” in her life and was unsure what to do with all her newly-found free time. Having always admired the work of AARP and its history, she decided to explore the idea of volunteering for the organization. The right opportunity came along in 2013 when Kathy Stevens, an associate state director of community outreach for Arizona AARP offered her the volunteer position of local coordinator for a new pilot called Life …

Arizona Seeks Nominations for State Andrus Award for Outstanding Community Service

Arizona Seeks Nominations for State Andrus Award for Outstanding Community Service

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Volunteering AARP Arizona is seeking nominations for its 2014 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service. The annual award honor individuals whose community service makes a unique and valuable contribution to society. Last year, AARP recognized 52 outstanding individuals from around the country. “The AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service is a great way to recognize and honor someone who is making a difference in their community,” said AARP Arizona State Director David Mitchell. “Many older Americans volunteer in their …

AARP Arizona Volunteer Among Several Recognized by Surprise Regional Chamber

AARP Arizona Volunteer Among Several Recognized by Surprise Regional Chamber

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Volunteering AARP Arizona Executive Council Member Larry Woods of Sun City West was among several people recently honored by the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce with a 2013 Legacy Award. Larry received the Legacy Award for Sun City West Citizen of the Year from the Chamber for his outstanding work in his community. “I’m very honored to have received the Chamber’s Legacy Award for 2013 Citizen of the Year for Sun City West,” said Larry. “Working in the community and trying …

Yuma Community Volunteers Offer Free Presentations on ACA and Medicare

Yuma Community Volunteers Offer Free Presentations on ACA and Medicare

Posted on 02/25/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Volunteering The AARP Arizona Community Educators Program (CEP) is launching a renewed effort to reach people in the Yuma area through free informational presentations on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicare. Trained volunteers with Arizona’s CEP, coordinated through the AARP Arizona State Office are available to present to groups and organizations as well as at libraries and community centers upon request. “There are many people in Yuma who do not have a clear understanding of the workings of Medicare and …