Caregiving Help a Legislative Priority

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering In the legislative session that begins Jan. 13, AARP Indiana will focus on ways to help family caregivers. A recent scorecard on long-term services and supports ranked Indiana 51st among the states (and District of Columbia) in support for family caregivers. The findings underscore the need for resources that can help Hoosiers continue to care for their loved ones at home and keep them out of costly institutions. This year AARP supported a bill that would have granted a tax …

Jeanne Wease of Crown Point Receives 2014 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Volunteering   Jeanne Wease of Crown Point has been selected by AARP to receive the 2014 AARP Indiana Andrus Award for Community Service – the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award.  Jeanne was recently presented with the award at AARP Indiana’s annual volunteer summit.   Wease has significantly contributed to Lake County and the larger Northwest Indiana community in both her professional and retirement life.  During her 39-year career as an educator, she excelled as a teacher and administrator, …

Volunteer Opportunities Abound with AARP Indiana!

Posted on 08/16/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Volunteering We want YOU!  In order to achieve our mission of helping Hoosiers 50+ live their best lives, we need your help.  We rely on AARP Indiana volunteers across the state to spread our message and resources.   That can be in many ways: handing out information and interacting with folks at local events like health fairs, gathering petitions on important issues like preventing cuts to Medicare and Social Security, assisting with walkability surveys assessing the connectivity of communities, serving as …

AARP Smart Driver Courses Available in Your Area!

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Volunteering In 1979, AARP founded “55 Alive” to help keep older drivers independent, safe and confident while on the road. While its mission hasn’t changed since then, many other things have, including the program name. Today, AARP Driver Safety continues to meet the needs of older drivers through educational programs led by more than 4,000 volunteers and a myriad of resources. But they aren’t the same programs and resources that were available nearly 35 years ago. AARP Driver Safety has continued to evolve …

Ft. Wayne Resident Curt Sylvester Among First Graduates of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute

Posted on 01/16/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Volunteering On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, Curt Sylvester of Ft. Wayne participated in the graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI.    Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather, Curt did not physically attend the event, but watched via Skype.  He was one of only 22 volunteers from all across the country selected for this program.  Curt is also the state president of AARP Indiana, the organization’s top volunteer leadership position. VLI is a rigorous and innovative …

There’s a Volunteering Niche that Fits You

Posted on 07/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Nancy Johnson • Terry Vertrice Almon spent more than two decades in management at a worldwide cosmetics company. Today she uses skills she learned as a trainer and meeting planner in a new field: volunteering for AARP. Almon, 76, said she loves being able to use her professional experience and people skills as a member of AARP Indiana’s legislative team, advocating for older residents, and as a volunteer distributing AARP information at senior fairs and health expos. Statehouse advocate In …