AARP Volunteers Working Together in w.Kentucky
Since its founding in 1950, AARP has recognized the power of local volunteers to help achieve its social mission. And in Ohio County, local AARP volunteers are making a difference for everyone in their community.
Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus created AARP to change society and make it better for everyone at every stage of life. She envisioned what she called an “Army of useful citizens” working together to turn our values into action.
Members of the Ohio County Chapter recently organized a special meeting in Beaver Dam, Kentucky to raise awareness of aging issues in the region and celebrate the relationships of Grandparents and their grandchildren. Representative Tommy Thompson and AARP Kentucky State Director Ron Bridges were invited to speak and listen to their concerns.
When people think of AARP, most know about the special deals their membership card delivers for all kinds of benefits and privileges – travel and tour discounts, lower rates on car rentals, and savings at hundreds of retail outlets and more. But, it’s the thousands of local volunteers working in their communities that are making change possible to improve the quality of life for everyone.
AARP Kentucky is continuing to dedicate staff and its resources to focus on listening and responding to the community needs in Ohio County. See more community resources. Go.