Independence volunteer joins VLI

Posted on 08/26/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Volunteering Marvin Sands of Independence was recently selected to join the AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute (VLI). VLI is an intensive leadership training program that prepared participants (exceptional AARP volunteers nominated by their state or AARP volunteer program)( for new opportunities and responsibilities in support of AARP’s mission. During his tenure as an AARP volunteer, Sands has served on the state’s Executive Council. He is currently the Social Media lead volunteer; “Speak Out!” speakers bureau presenter; and bureau Presentation Coordinator. He is …

Andrus Award runner-up announced

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Volunteering AARP Missouri selected a First Runner-up for the Andrus Award for Community Service. Elizabeth “Liz” Fenner of Lexington will receive a $500 award that will be donated to her favorite charitable organization. The 80-year old retired teacher and mother of three and grandmother of two (who will follow in her footsteps as teachers) has a long history of community involvement. Here’s a short list of Fenner’s most recent community activities: Third term President of the Lexington Community Betterment Association Chair, …

AARP Missouri Andrus Award Winner Announced

Posted on 08/7/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Volunteering Judy Sherry of Kansas City has been selected by AARP to receive the 2014 AARP Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service – the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Missouri selected her remarkable service which has greatly benefitted her community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Sherry is a 74 year-old grandmother who, with another grandmother in Kansas, founded the Missouri Kansas Chapter of Grandmothers Against Gun Violence (GAG) in September …

Planning for Your Future? Here’s Help

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Tim Poor When Ron Sergent taught American government and history, his greatest satisfaction came from watching students discover new things. “I like to see the light bulbs come on,” he said. Sergent, 67, retired from the Columbia public schools 15 years ago, but he’s getting a similar experience now as a volunteer speaker for AARP Missouri. He is one of more than 30 volunteers around the state who speak to groups on subjects as diverse as health coverage, consumer …

Mid-point of “Older Americans Month”

Posted on 05/13/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Volunteering We’re at the mid-point of celebrating Older Americans Month which was has been recognized since 1963. During this special time, it is a chance to pay tribute to the many ways older adults have made sacrifices and contributions to society. This year’s theme is “Older Americans: Connecting the Community” – and what better way to share histories, diverse experiences, and a wealth of knowledge than to experience AARP’s Create the Good where we live! AARP’s Create the Good is helping …

Two New Executive Council Members Selected

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Volunteering AARP Missouri has selected two new members to join the organization’s Executive Council: Sherrill Wayland, founder and executive director of SAGE Metro St. Louis (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), and Greg Edwards of Ozark, a retired businessman. The AARP Missouri Executive Council serves in an advisory capacity whose primary function is to help create and monitor the progress of an effective state plan and carry out AARP’s strategic priorities. Under the leadership of Volunteer State Director Dr. Kathy Bond …