AARP Smart Driver Courses Available in Your Area!

AARP Smart Driver Courses Available in Your Area!

Posted on 02/17/2014 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

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

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 …

Curt Sylvester of Ft. Wayne Selected to Serve as Next AARP Indiana State President

Curt Sylvester of Ft. Wayne Selected to Serve as Next AARP Indiana State President

Posted on 01/15/2013 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Volunteering Long-time AARP Indiana volunteer leader and Ft. Wayne resident Curt Sylvester has been selected as the organization’s next state president.  This is the top volunteer leadership position for AARP Indiana – a non-profit, nonpartisan social change organization with nearly 860,000 members statewide that advocates on issues critical to Hoosiers 50+ and their families. “We are so fortunate to have someone of Curt’s caliber and commitment to the organization step into this role,” said AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle.  “Curt …

Volunteer Opportunities Abound with AARP Indiana!

Volunteer Opportunities Abound with AARP Indiana!

Posted on 11/16/2012 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 Indiana: Who We Are

AARP Indiana: Who We Are

Posted on 05/1/2012 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Volunteering With more than 855,000 members statewide (as of Jan 2013), AARP Indiana’s small, but mighty, staff  relies on an extensive network of volunteers to help us in our goal of ensuring Hoosiers 50+ live their best lives possible.  Our staff is led by AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle, and consists of Associate State Director for Communications Katie Moreau, Associate State Director for Community Outreach Mandla Moyo, Associate State Director for Advocacy Networks Sarah Waddle, Associate State Director for State …