— The idea of “Wise Elder” suddenly occurred to me. While standing at the counter at a full service car wash, I observed the discounts available. “Are you:  Military, Student, or a Wise Elder?” Typically, I avoided the senior, senior citizen, or above X age options in so many other places.  However, this time I swallowed and even said out loud, “I am a wise elder” to the young person behind the counter!  It was the first time, at ‘my age’, …

— Every single day, AARP Idaho volunteers fuel our work in communities across the Gem State. Without the hundreds who donate their time, skills and passion, we wouldn’t have enough capacity to help older Idahoans transform their lives. If you would like to learn more about our volunteer opportunities we encourage your to attend our next monthly volunteer network meeting. New Volunteers!! Please come at 1:15 PM for New Volunteer Orientation. Everyone Else!! Meeting starts at 2:00 PM sharp! With the …

— AARP Arkansas staff and volunteers in this brief video filmed at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock share some of their favorite things about being a part of AARP. What you don’t know about us may surprise you. With over 310,000 member statewide, AARP Arkansas works with elected officials, local groups and volunteers to help Arkansans explore their Real Possibilities.

— WANT TO VOLUNTEER ONLY IN THE WINTER? By guest blogger Joan Jagolinzer Not spending the winter in Florida or other warmer locations?  Busy in the spring, summer and fall, but have free time in the winter. Consider volunteering with AARP Tax-Aide.   In addition to actual tax preparation, volunteers are needed to help with scheduling, to greet taxpayers as they arrive at our tax preparation locations, to help us set up our computers and printers, and to assist with a variety …

— Kirkland resident, Art Mussman has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2017 AARP Washington Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Washington selected Art for his remarkable service which has greatly benefited his community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Art spent nearly a quarter of a century in the Air Force serving our country. But …

— Nona Penner of Yukon was honored, posthumously, for positively impacting the lives of others throughout her life. She was named the recipient of the 2017 AARP Oklahoma Andrus Award for Community Service, which is the highest honor presented by AARP, at a luncheon in Oklahoma City on November 14, 2017. Penner was one of six nominees. AARP State Director Sean Voskuhl said, “Nona Penner’s generous and giving spirit exemplifies the best of Oklahoma and we honor her commitment to community …

— Washington, DC — AARP DC is pleased to announce that Wes Morrison has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious volunteer award. Named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Award honors outstanding individuals whose volunteer work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Every year AARP state offices across the country and in the U.S. territories choose an Andrus Award winner based …

—   AARP Alabama congratulates David Ioffreda for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. As part of his project work to earn this great achievement, David organized a group of fifteen teens to assist seniors in learning about technology through teaching Saturday classes. AARP Alabama supported David in developing the classes, where older adults learned about Facebook, safe internet surfing, and even more complex programs like Excel. Becoming an Eagle Scout is the highest achievement in Scouting and is a lifelong …

— Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter presented Ms. Annie Moore with the Family Caregiver of the Year Award during the 30th Anniversary Summit for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving in Americus, Ga. AARP Georgia Executive Council member Myrtle Habersham served as one of the speakers at the summit and addressed the topic of “Support Services to Caregivers in their Local Communities.” The Rosalynn Carter Institute is a national conference that was held on the campus of Georgia Southwestern University. After three decades, …

— The Profile of Positive Aging Awards Gala Luncheon celebrates the accomplishments of active and older individuals who continue to live life to the fullest. Three organizations, Leading Age Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Center for Positive Aging, created this event, which is intended to “unveil the beautiful truths about aging.” AARP Georgia volunteer LaVerne Gaither was an honoree at this year’s ceremony  held at the Atlanta History Center where the event paid tribute to “Elders who have …