AARP Nevada was happy to play host state for the first Life@50+ National Event of 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center May 30-June 1!  This conference truly has it all – bringing entertainment, celebrities, experts and exhibits directly to AARP members.  It takes a village to put together an event of this breadth and scope – and for us in the Nevada office, that meant recruiting, training and deploying more than 1,000 volunteers to ensure an outstanding experience for all in attendance.  That small army of volunteers – nearly half of whom came from Nevada - took tremendous joy and pride in serving as hosts and front-line ambassadors.

Having Life@50+ in our state not only presented a great opportunity for Nevadans to volunteer and attend, but also brought a wonderful community service benefit to the Las Vegas Valley.  Hundreds of conference attendees participated in a Day of Service to kick off the event, working with the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Las Vegas Adult Day Care Center, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Back 2 Basic Global Outreach Ministries and The One Project on a variety of activities – from home and school refurbishing to landscaping and community gardens.  In addition, volunteers packed thousands of meals for seniors affected by hunger in partnership with the Three Square Food Bank.

AARP Nevada would like to thank everyone who lent a hand to these community projects, and the many volunteers who helped make Life@50+ a grand event and great pleasure for all who attended!

We hope you’ll visit the next Life@50+ event in Atlanta this fall!  For more information, visit www.aarp.org/events

Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes at Life@50+ Las Vegas (photos by AARP Nevada staff):

Volunteers check in at Life@50+ Las VegasVolunteers check-in

More than 1,000 volunteers from across the country joined the Life@50+ crew – staffing exhibits, helping distribute information, greeting guests, serving as ushers and much more. 

News article: Not your father’s AARP:  Convention will include advice for finances, romance (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

 

 

 

Meal packing in Las Vegas with Three SquareHelping the hungry

Conference attendees took time away from the exhibit floor to help pack thousands of meals for seniors suffering from hunger in the Las Vegas valley, with our partners from the Three Square food bank.

News article: AARP event draws attention to starving seniors in Southern Nevada (Las Vegas Sun)

 

 

 

Thousands flock to the Life@50+ Opening ShowA really big show

Thousands of conference attendees flocked to the event’s opening show, headlined by longtime friends Don Rickles and Bob Newhart, who appeared on stage together for the first time ever!  Here conferencegoers watch AARP Nevada State President deliver remarks.

News clip: A buttoned-down chat with Bob Newhart (KNPR FM)

 

 

 

 

 

JB and Dan Marino talk to 8 News NowIn the news

AARP Ambassadors James “JB” Brown and Dan Marino talk with KLAS 8 News Now reporter Scott Daniels about the Day of Service at Life@50+ Las Vegas.

 

 

 

 

For more behind-the-scenes photos from Life@50+ Las Vegas, please visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/AARPNV