‘A Taste of AARP’ comes to Marquette

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Volunteering AARP Michigan will present “A Taste of AARP” at the Holiday Inn of Marquette, 1951 U.S. 41 West, from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 10.  The free event — hosted by AARP Michigan Executive Council Members Jimmy and Sally Bruce of Escanaba — will feature a local wine-tasting, cooking demonstrations and a presentation about volunteer opportunities and what AARP is doing in Michigan, the Upper Peninsula and Marquette County. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and registration is preferred. Please …

‘Super Volunteer’ wins Andrus Award

Posted on 10/21/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Volunteering Jackie Knapp of Kalamazoo is a committed volunteer activist who helps feed the hungry, raises money for veterans’ programs, and teaches Sunday school at her church. Now she is the 2014 winner of the Andrus Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. Tagged a “super volunteer” by nominators, Knapp will be honored on Nov. 1 during AARP Michigan’s volunteer recognition ceremony in Grand Rapids.  The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service recognizes members and volunteers who …

AARP Michigan seeks nominations for Gools Award for Social Change

Posted on 08/18/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Volunteering AARP Michigan is accepting nominations for the fourth annual Stephen J. Gools Award for Social Change. The award honors the life of Steve Gools, former state director of AARP Michigan, who passed away in 2011. Gools was a man who cared deeply about and had a strong passion for improving the lives of others – especially those who were unable to do so alone. “Steve was dedicated to helping those who could not help themselves,” said Jacqueline Morrison, state director …

Volunteers take a course in ‘Life Reimagined’

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Volunteering The AARP Michigan State Office hosted 16 volunteers for Life Reimagined Guide training on June 17-18. The volunteers spent two days experiencing a Life Checkup and learning about this new AARP initiative. The Guides are now ready to lead Life Checkups throughout the state to help Michiganders take the journey of self-discovery and to decide their “what’s next” moment. “The trainees were fully engaged during the session and left energized and excited about the life-changing potential of Life Reimagined Checkups …

Sgt. Hickey commits to helping older drivers

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Volunteering Sgt. Thomas Hickey, a 22-year veteran of the Ann Arbor Police Department, wants to keep Senior drivers in Ann Arbor safer on the roads. So he become a volunteer classroom Instructor with the AARP Driver Safety Program.  Thomas completed the training and received his certification to teach the Smart Driver Course earlier this year.  But Hickey’s commitment to older drivers  didn’t stop there. He directed a $400 grant from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation to  cover the cost for 20 older adults to attend …

AARP seeks Andrus Award nominees

Posted on 05/19/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Volunteering AARP Michigan is seeking nominations for its 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Michiganders who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their senior community members.  The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious volunteer tribute and recognizes outstanding individuals who made their communities better in ways consistent with AARP’s mission, vision and commitment to volunteer service. “Volunteerism is clearly a new way of looking at retirement for older Americans. Many are finding that …