• AARP Connecticut will donate $3000 on behalf of the Andrus Award recipient to an eligible non-profit organization of their choosing
• Nomination deadline is June 2

Every year, AARP honors an outstanding volunteer who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members with the Andrus Award for Community Service. Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or over who should receive AARP’s most prestigious Connecticut volunteer award? The deadline is June 2, so nominate them now.

In addition, AARP Connecticut will donate $3000 on behalf of the Andrus Award winner to an eligible non-profit organization of their choosing.

Nominations will be evaluated by a selection committee based on how the volunteer’s work positively impacts the lives of people, improves the community, supports AARP’s vision and mission, and inspires others to volunteer. The award recipient will be announced in early fall.

AARP Connecticut Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:
• Nominee must be 50 years or older. They do not have to be an AARP member.
• 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 eligible.
• This is not a posthumous award.

The AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society. The award is named for AARP founder, Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” continues to shape our work years after she founded this association to help older Americans age with dignity and purpose.

Nomination forms can be found online. For additional information, please contact Elaine Werner at ewerner@aarp.org or call 860-548-3169.

*AARP’s Vision: A society in which all people live with dignity and purpose, and fulfill their goals and dreams.
**AARP’s Mission: AARP enhances the quality of life for all as we age. We champion positive social change and deliver value through advocacy, information and service.

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