AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Delaware Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Delawareans age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

“AARP Delaware is excited to shine a light on those dedicated Delawareans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Rashmi Rangan, AARP State President and top volunteer in Delaware.

Nominations will be evaluated by AARP’s Delaware State Office based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award recipient will be announced in early fall.

AARP Delaware Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Nominee must be 50 years or older.
  • The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay.
  • The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must reflect AARP’s vision and mission.
  • Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not
  • This is not a posthumous award.
  • Please contact AARP Delaware at aarpde@aarp.org for further information and a nomination form.  The application deadline is Oct. 1, 2017.

The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society.  Last year, AARP recognized 51 outstanding individuals from around the country.

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